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University Theatre to present ‘Hot Georgia Sunday’

University Theatre Hot Georgia Sunday Drew Atkinson and Margaret
Drew Atkinson as Tara

University Theatre will present Hot Georgia Sunday, a story of lust, betrayal and the limits of faith in a small Georgia town.

The play is written by alumna Catherine Trieschmann, who received a master’s degree in theatre from UGA in 2001. Performances will take place in Cellar Theatre of the Fine Arts Building March 24-29 at 8 p.m. with a 2:30 p.m. matinee March 29.

Tickets are $12, $7 for students, and can be purchased at, by phone at 706-542-4400 or in person at the Performing Arts Center or the Tate Student Center box office.

Hot Georgia Sunday revolves around six characters and the events that have rocked their small Southern church community from one Sunday to the next. The story is centered on what happens when 15-year-old Jenny and her friend Tara decide to skip church on one hot Georgia Sunday. She and the other characters describe and re-enact their actions of the week from their own perspectives, painting a multifaceted picture of the situation as they wrestle between what they want and what they believe is right.

Director Geoffrey Douglas, a doctoral student in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences theatre and film studies department, describes Hot Georgia Sunday as a character study with personalities that many may recognize as people they have known.