Theatrical Outfit has built its estimable track record around “stories that stir the soul.” Its recently announced 2014-15 season, its 38th, is poised to continue that tradition, featuring the celebrated voices of Athol Fugard and John Patrick Shanley as well as that of Decatur-bred, San Francisco-based playwright Lauren Gunderson.
Aug. 21-Sept. 7: “The Savannah Disputation” by Evan Smith. Two Roman Catholic sisters forget Southern charm when a peppy Evangelical Christian comes to their door in this 2009 dramatic comedy.
Oct. 9-26: Fugard’s “My Children! My Africa!” a three-character thriller set in segregated South Africa in which a humane black teacher tries to convince a favorite student that education, not violence, is the answer to the nation’s problems. Part of Africa Atlanta 2014.
Dec. 4-21: “The Gifts of the Magi” by Mark St. Germain, music by Randy Courts. The musical about a penniless husband and wife in 19th century New York is based on two O. Henry stories.
Dec. 22-23: Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory,” adapted and performed by executive artistic director Tom Key.
Feb. 12-March 1, 2015: Gunderson’s “Silent Sky,” regional premiere of a period romance about
American astronomer Henrietta Leavitt (1868-1921).
April 9-26, 2015: Shanley’s “Storefront Church,” the final part of the Pulitzer Prize winner’s “Doubt” trilogy. The relationship between spiritual experience and social action comes into question when the mortgage crisis forces a Bronx borough president to confront an unorthodox minister.
Subscription packages (which do not include “Gifts of the Magi” or “Christmas Memory”), $80-$150: 1-877-725-8849, www.ticketalternative.com. Single tickets go on sale July 1.