The Swell Party

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A World Premiere!

In this new mystery, it becomes clear that, for Southerners,
the truth isn’t nearly as important as a good story.

By Topher Payne
Directed by Shannon Eubanks


A world premiere commissioned by Georgia Ensemble Theatre!

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The Cast of “Swell Party”
Was it the childhood friend Babe Vaught? Or the best friend Ab Walker? Could it have been the new bride Libby Holman, or the mysterious acting coach Blanche Yurka? Come find out for yourself at the Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Original photography by R. Todd Fleeman. Post production by Stephanie Slusser.
Tobacco heir Smith Reynolds returns from a New York vacation to his North Carolina estate with a surprise souvenir: a wife. The new Mrs. Reynolds is a popular jazz singer, a dozen years older than Smith, and arrives with a certifiably insane acting coach. A wedding party is flat-out ruined when the groom turns up dead. As the guests gather to reconstruct the evening’s events and try to solve the mystery, it becomes clear that for Southerners, the truth isn’t nearly as important as a good story.

Popular Atlanta playwright Topher Payne returns to us on the heels of his widely embraced 2011 GET hit Tokens of Affection with this world premiere.


Featuring Scott DePoy, Kate Donatio, Suehyla El-Attar, Jo Howarth, Tess Malis Kincaid, Tony Larkin, and Weston Manders.

January 10-27, 2013

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Pre-Show Reception January 12

Join Playwright Topher PayExample Image - 150 x 100 pixelsne and Director Shannon Eubanks at a pre-show reception on Saturday, January 12th at the new Vinings Gallery in Roswell.


All inclusive price of $40 pays for reception (one bar drink and appetizers), and the Saturday evening 8pm performance of “Swell Party.” Limited tickets available for this fun event! Call Stephanie Slusser at 770-641-1260 to make your reservations today! Already have your theatre tickets for this performance? Let Stephanie know you’d like to add on the reception for just $15.

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