Indian-American playwright speaks in Atlanta

2/23/2014 5:30 PM

Indian-American playwright speaks in Atlanta

Alliance Theatre showcases THE BEST OF EMERGING AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS with its 10th Alliance/Kended, a national graduate playwriting competition, production & finalists readings.

Madhuri Shekar, an Indian-American playwright who splits her time between San Francisco and Chennai, has won this playwriting competition.

The world premiere of the competition winner In Love and Warcraft will be presented
Dates: January 31 through February 23, 2014
Venue: on the Hertz stage of the Alliance Theatre .

SHOW TIMES VARY, 2:30pm or 7:30pm or 8pm, so PLEASE VERIFY AT

Mon, Feb 3, 7pm (free): In Love and Warcraft at Emory Center for Ethics,1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA (on the Emory campus). Meet Madhuri Shekar.
Tue, Feb 4 through Thu, Feb 20, 6pm: Eclectic Bistro & Bar and In Love and Warcraft: Dinner & a show. On Tuesday and Thursday evenings, see In Love and Warcraft and have dinner at Eclectic Bistro and Bar for one low price of $50*. Dinner includes a choice of an appetizer, entrée, and dessert from a select chef's menu. Use Promo Code ECLECTIC when purchasing online or via our Box Office at 404.733.5000. Dinner is at 6:00 p.m. and the show is at 7:30 p.m. Eclectic is at 1425 Piedmont Avenue, a short drive from the Alliance Theatre.
Tues, Feb 4, 6pm: Play After Work @ In Love and Warcraft = $25* gets you a happy hour at Midtown's Republic of Couture (with complimentary appetizers by Jus-So Catering and signature cocktails) plus a ticket to that night's performance of In Love and Warcraft. You'll even be able to save 15% on select items at ROC that night. Use Promo Code ILAWPAW when purchasing online or at 404.733.5000. Republic of Couture is located at 1075 Peachtree Street, a short walk from the Alliance Theatre. *Not valid on previously purchased tickets or in combination with any other offer. Subject to availability. Price does not include tax and fees.
Thu, Feb 6, 5:30pm (free): Conversation with Madhuri Shekar, In the Black Box Theatre

"In Love and Warcraft is an American romantic comedy about a girl obsessed with Warcraft and what happens when someone in the real world finds her interesting....'I don’t want to be seen as an Indian playwright in America, so my first play was an all-out American one. And even the cast is ethnically diverse.'"

Content may be inappropriate for children under age 16.

Evie is a master of relationships. Other people’s relationships. That’s why she has a waiting list of classmate clients willing to pay her top dollar to get their GFs and BFs back. How? She uses strategy, finds people’s weaknesses, and then attacks with words weaponized with just the right amount of guilt, longing, and/or lust – whatever a relationship may need. You know, all the skills and tactics she picked up on the way to becoming one of the best World of Warcraft players in the world.

As for Evie’s relationships? IRL (that is, In Real Life)? Well, all the action she’s interested in is happening on the battlefields of WoW. When it comes to sex, Evie is a complete, er, N00b and she’s just fine with that, thanks. Even despite the advances of Raul? Beautiful, smoldering Raul? Rhymes-with-grrraul Raul? He may just prove to be the most devious Boss she’s ever faced.

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