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With Stiff, Synchronicity Theatre becomes the first metro company to welcome in-person audiences. The one-woman comedy, written and performed by Sherry Jo Ward, deals with her diagnosis of Stiff Person syndrome, a rare degenerative disease that slowly inhibits her mobility. It’s the second of four weeklong solo shows that are launching Synchronicity’s 2020-21 season. Backstage and Other Stories, written and performed by Terry Burrell, continues virtually through October 24. See Still in person through Sunday (October 11), with all CDC-recommended Covid-19 precautions are in place and audiences capped at 20. The show continues online October 12-25. Synchronicity is in Midtown’s One Peachtree Pointe building at 1545 Peachtree St. N.E. Details, tickets HERE or at 404.484.8636.

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Actor’s Express continues its Virtual Downstage series with you are going to do amazing things, a monologue by Quinn Xavier Hernandez (beginning October 8). See it for free on the Express’ YouTube Channel. Amazing things follows a young father who records a message for the newborn daughter he’s surrendered for adoption. For details, email tickets@actorsexpress.com.

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7 Stages’ virtual Home Brew @ Home series continues tonight-Sunday (October 8-11) with Then They’ll Tell You It’s All in Your Head by performance poet and spoken-word artist Theresa Davis. She asks you to listen and embrace human truths in order to acknowledge that Black Lives Matter. The filmed performance premieres at 7 tonight and includes a post-show talkback. It also can be seen at 9 tonight. Friday’s viewing includes a 5 p.m. happy hour with artistic director Heidi Howard. Sunday’s viewing includes an 11 a.m. Art of Activism roundtable. Free (donations welcome). RSVP to get the links. Details HERE.

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Theatrical Outfit’s Downtown Dialogue continues tonight with Flex by Arkansas playwright Candrice Jones. The new play, developed in part at the 2020 Humana Festival of New American Plays, depicts the swagger and determination of Black women who play basketball. Tinashe Kajese-Bolden directs a cast that includes Asha Basha Duniani, Kristin Jeter, Keara Jones, Therecia Lang, April Parker Jones and Jazmine Stewart. Free (donations welcome). A hosted post-show video podcast includes experts and guests who dig deeper into the play. Access to pre-show discussions with artistic director Matt Torney are available for an up charge. Details HERE.

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