Thursday, April 09, 2009

New Play by UGA Press Author Debuts in Early May

Jeff Fields, author of the novel A CRY OF ANGELS, will debut his first-ever play at the historic Elbert Theatre in early May. Trying to Matter is a hilarious account of a matriarch's attempts to control the lives of her children.

The play's venue is a nice fit for Fields, who has strong ties to Elberton, Georgia. He grew up in the northeast Georgia community and, long ago, even worked as a projectionist at the same theatre at which his play is being staged. It's an open secret as well that Elberton was an inspiration for Quarrytown, the setting of Fields's novel A CRY OF ANGELS.

Trying to Matter opens on May 1, with subsequent performances on May 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10. For more details, visit the Elbert Theatre online or call (706) 283-1049.