THE PINK UNICORN announced at ART Station in Stone Mountain, April 28

ART Station presents Out Front Theater Company’s production of this award-winning solo play. Kenna Redding plays Trisha, a Christian widow, who must choose between learning to provide for her child or maintaining the status quo in her conservative Texas town after her teenager comes out as “gender queer” and opens a chapter of the Gay Straight Alliance at the local high school. With lively wit and humor, this rich and poetic story explores what it means to be a parent and advocate in these changing times.

Inspired by personal events experienced by the playwright, Elise Forier Edie, the “powerful message of this brilliantly wise and inspiring work” (NY Theater Now) has touched audiences across the United States and Canada. After watching gay people being shunned and excluded from a local school and church, Edie explained that she started writing The Pink Unicorn “in an effort to deal with my anger and fear over these incidents.

What were these people so afraid of? Why would they twist logic and defy reason and even hurt their own children to prevent the harmless LGBTQ community from coming out and enjoying the rights of all other Americans? And what could I do about it? How could I change it? How could I make a difference?”

Masks are optional for fully vaccinated people and highly recommended for unvaccinated people. ART Station is closely monitoring the evolving situation and will continue to adjust policies in accordance with CDC guidelines and recommendations.

The Out Front Theater Company’s production of The Pink Unicorn, directed by Paul Conroy, will have performances Thursday, April 28, Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday Matinee, May 1, at 3:00 p.m. All performances will be held at the ART Station Theater located at 5384 Manor Drive in Historic Stone Mountain Village 770-469-1105.

Norma D. Ross