Voices carry in Theatrical Outfit’s 2014-15 season

Theatrical Outfit Executive Artistic Director Tom Key (left) along with 2014-15 season directors Gary Yates (from left), Tess Malis Kincaid, David Crowe and David deVries. CONTRIBUTED BY ADAM SHUMAKER

Theatrical Outfit Executive Artistic Director Tom Key (left) along with 2014-15 season directors Gary Yates (from left), Tess Malis Kincaid, David Crowe and David deVries. CONTRIBUTED BY ADAM SHUMAKER

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.

The lineup:

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.


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