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 Matt Davis (left) as Alaric and Jodi Lyn O’Keefe as Jo in Vampire Diaries episode, ‘’I’ll Wed You in The Goldern Summertime.’’
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About 40 minutes south of downtown Atlanta, the Serenbe community has become a venue for some novel approaches to iconic dramatic performances.

Starting next week, the Tennessee Williams classic “A Streetcar Named Desire” will begin a two-week Serenbe Playhouse run at The Art Farm Stage.

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What kind of life can there be for the wrongfully convicted who are later freed from death row?

Two former inmates whose activism gave visibility to a budding movement have had their stories told in “The Exonerated,” a documentary play being presented Monday at Atlanta’s Synchronicity Theatre.

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When he was laid off from a corporate job during the recession of 2009, Steve Carse decided to follow his passion.

He began by peddling Mexican-inspired fruit popsicles from a pushcart in Atlanta’s Poncey-Highland neighborhood.

Carse's “King of Pops” evolved into a thriving business, serving up cool treats on hot days at festivals and other events in the Atlanta area.

Soon the corporate world Carse thought he left behind reappeared, this time to try and knock his mom-and-pop pop shop not only off the block, but out of business.

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Generally, we think about a separation of church and state, but John Patrick Shanley’s “Church and State” trilogy interweaves the church with more secular institutions like the military and commerce. One of the plays in the series is Shanley’s most well-known work, the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Doubt."

Theatrical Outfit is currently performing the last play in the trilogy, "Storefront Church." Instead of a harrowing tale of suspicion and accusation, "Storefront Church" has some laughs but also delves into conversations at the crossroads of spiritual experience and social action.

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