The Marietta New Theatre in the Square Opens Their Season with Five Guys Named Moe
This week on The Local Take, we’re speaking with N. Emil Thomas, the executive artistic director of Marietta’s New Theatre in The Square, about their new season and their opening play, Five Guys Named Moe. This season The Local Take will host a Sunday matinee for each production. Our Day At The Play for Five Guys Named Moe is Sunday, March 27th at 3PM.
I asked Mr. Thomas to tell us about their new season and why they decided to open with Five Guys Named Moe. This is a Tony award-winning play based on the music of singer, songwriter and alto saxophonist Mr. Louis Jordan.
Thomas speaks about the theatre being shut down during the Pandemic. They were able to do a few productions last year. He speaks about the 2022 season is one of celebration. He speaks to the theatre being a place for the community to experience an emotional release.
I asked about opening with Five Guys Named Moe and Thomas spoke about Mr. Louis Jordan, his joyful music, and the story of brotherhood. Thomas also shared that he does feel pressure to live up to the expectations of a beloved production. He shares that this production will entertain multiple generations. Elders can introduce their music to the youth in the family.
When asked what he learned from producing Five Guys named Moe, Thomas speaks about the play reminding us that we should help each other. He mentions that Black men lifting each other up which is celebrated in the play are often a story lost in the mainstream.
Five Guys Named Moe will run from March 18th - April 10th. Join us for The Local Take Day at The Play on Sunday, March 27th at 3PM.
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