Culture notes: 7 Stages’ 2014-15 lineup; new Murder Mystery Dinner theater


7 Stages to offer varied ‘Encounters’ in 2014-15

7 Stages has announced its 2014-15 season schedule. The Little Five Points troupe’s 36th season will include:

Sept. 4-6: “Curious Encounters Festival of Interactive Performance,” featuring performances by seven artists including the Object Group, Association Internationale du Film d’Animation-Atlanta, PushPush Theater, Shana Robbins and more.

Oct. 2-26: “The Doctor, The Devil, and My Dad,” a world premiere from Atlanta playwright-actress Suehyla El-Attar about a young woman confronting the death of her father. The play explores the wonders of the universe, Islamic teachings of death and mysteries of the grave.

Dec. 18-20: “Krampus Xmas,” holiday hijinks with Santa’s perverse sidekick, in collaboration with the L5P Rock Star Orchestra, Syrens of the South and the Baphomettes.

Feb. 12-March 1, 2015: “FML: How Carson McCullers Saved My Life,” Sarah Gubbins’cq story about a high school girl embracing her queer identity, inspired by Carson McCullers’ “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.”

March 9-15, 2015: “Mein Kampf,” George Tabori’s absurdist comedy about aspiring artist Adolf Hitler before his rise to power.

April 16-May 10, 2015: “The Breakers,” an interactive production created by associate artistic director Michael Haverty, to be staged at Goat Farm Arts Center, where the audience will spy on a young couple haunted by addictions and desire.

May 18- 24, 2015: “7 Trumpets,” described as “a vibrant outdoor celebration of music, dance and the unseen forces that move us.”

Information: 404-523-7647,

New troupe plates up murder, mystery

It’s hard to tell the actors from fellow audience members at “The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show,” the city’s latest dinner theater entry.

Being performed at the Marriott Suites Midtown at 6:30 p.m. Saturday nights through August, the show was launched in Los Angeles in 2004 on three simple ideas: intriguing scenarios, challenging mysteries and true-to-life dialogue.

Tickets, including four-course meal, $59.95. 35 14th St. N.E., Atlanta. 1-888-959-6590,

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