Any excuse to go to The Goat Farm is a good one. It has more character than any other arts venue in Atlanta and is perfect for steampunk, with cobblestone streets and huge industrial buildings.
So it is exciting that 7Stages, in partnership with The Artice Club, is presenting "The Navigator," an interactive play adapted and directed by Michael Haverty from the novel by Eoin McNamee. Here is the description from the 7Stages website:
"Stages production tells the story of Owen, a young boy whose life is upended when time begins to flow backwards and his family and friends disappear. The audience follows Owen over the grounds of The Goat Farm Arts Center, a major visual and performing arts center in West Midtown Atlanta, beautifully renovated into a series of indoor and outdoor performance spaces. Caught in the middle of great battles, dodging the magnetic guns of insect-like helicraft, and chased by grotesque, giant body puppets, audience members are blended into the performance, and treated as fellow soldiers and friends by the cast.
A large-scale, interactive theatrical spectacle for brave children and thrill-seeking adults, based on the young-adult fantasy adventure novel, The Navigator by Eoin McNamee, combines puppetry, video and shadow projection, live performers and music, and roving set pieces on a twelve-acre nineteenth century munitions factory, transformed into multiple theatrical environments."
Tickets for the premiere performances on September 26 and 27 are only $10. Monday,September 30 and Wednesday, October 9 are Pay What You Want nights, when you can choose what you want to pay, even if it's a dollar!
All performances begin at 8 PM. Find out more at the website linked above and get ready for a wonderful experience!