Ripe Frenzy

April 13 - May 6, 2018

Show Schedule: 

Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8:00pm

Sundays at 5:00pm


Community Partners:

April 13 - May 6, 2018

Synchronicity Theatre
at Peachtree Pointe
1545 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

An Award-Winning New Play By Jennifer Barclay

When the world you know collapses on you, how do you explain it and how do you go on? 

WINNER of the 2016 NNPN Smith Prize for Political Theatre, Ripe Frenzy* tells the story of a mass shooting in a small American town. Told from multiple points of view, and through the lens of Thornton Wilder's classic play, Our Town, playwright Jennifer Barclay examines all sides of a tragedy that has ruptured the spirit of a once idyllic community. 

WARNING: Ripe Frenzy contains emotionally charged content and mature language. This play is recommended for ages 13 and up.

General Admission: Students & Seniors $23+ | Adults $26+

Swanky Seats (Reserved Seating): Students & Seniors $33+ | Adults $36+


Saturday, April 21 | 4-6p | Beyond the Frenzy: A Roundtable Discussion on the Issue of School Shootings

Monday, April 23 at 8:00pm: Industry Night! Theatre Industry professionals pay-what-you-can.

PWYC Wednesdays! Every Wednesday night performance, pay-what-you-can for your ticket.

Every Friday is Free Drink Friday! Each ticket holder gets a drink voucher good for any beverage of their choice.

Sunday April 22 at 5 pm: Inside Scoop! Engage in a post show discussion coupled with a scoop of free ice cream.

Group rates available! For groups of 10+, get a great discount. Contact Chelsea Pedano to create your group experience 

Ripe Frenzy is a *National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere with New Rep Theatre (MA) and Greenway Court Theatre (CA). 


Zoe - Taylor Dooley 

Felicia - Danye Brown 

Miriam - Megan Cramer 

Hadley/Bethany - Lizzy Liu 

Matt/Bryan James McNamara - Parker Fox Ciliax 

Production Team

Playwrght - Jennifer Barclay 

Director - Rachel May

Assistant Director - Cydney Prather 

Stage Manager - Kellsey Hook

Assistant Stage Manager Intern - Maddie Mahood 

Production Manager - Courtney Loner 

Technical Director - Brett Rodgers

Facility Manager - Lisa green 

Scenic Designers - Kristina Adler & Barrett Doyle 

Video Designer - Jared Mezzocchi

Video Technician - Kimberly Binns

Lighting Designers - Joel Coady & Maranda DeBusk

Costume Designer - Hollis Smith 

Sound Designer - Kacie Willis 

Properties Designer - Jillian Haughey 

Dramaturg - Kathy Janich

Mast Carpenter - Matt Brohammer 

Synchronicity Board Member "Adopt-a-show" - Patti Siegel 


About the Playwright: Jennifer Barclay

Jennifer Barclay is a Chicago-bred actor-turned-playwright, recently relocated to DC where she is a member of Arena Stage’s 2017-18 Playwrights’ Arena. Her play Ripe Frenzy won the National New Play Network’s 2016 Smith Prize for Political Theatre and the 2018 Dramatists Guild Fund Writers Alliance Grant. Ripe Frenzy was developed at Woolly Mammoth, the 2017 Ojai Playwrights Conference, NNPN/PlayPenn, and will have a Rolling World Premiere in 2018 at New Rep in Boston, Synchronicity Theatre in Atlanta and Greenway Court in LA. Jennifer’s plays have been produced and developed by Steppenwolf, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, RedCat, The Kennedy Center, Center Stage, The International Theatre of Vienna and The Edinburgh Fringe. Awards include: Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award, Kennedy Center National Science Playwriting Award, Pinter Review Gold Medal. Jennifer has been a Fellow at the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Hawthornden International Writers Retreat in Scotland. She has been a Playwright in Residence at South Coast Rep and Center Stage. Jennifer has a degree in Theatre from Northwestern University and an MFA in Playwriting at UC San Diego, where she studied with Naomi Iizuka. She is a proud NNPN Affiliated Artist and an Assistant Professor of Playwriting and Performance at the University of Maryland. Currently she is developing Danny (upcoming workshop at Boulder Ensemble Theatre), Yellowstone: the ballad of the red-state white man(upcoming readings at Moxie Theatre in San Diego and American Blues Theatre in Chicago) and Housebound (workshopped at Woolly Mammoth, directed by Shana Cooper).

APRIL 21 - Beyond the Frenzy: A Roundtable Discussion on the Issue of School Shootings

Beyond the Frenzy: A Roundtable Discussion on the Issue of School Shootings  

Synchronicity Theatre will host a solutions-based, roundtable discussion revolving around the issue of school shootings.  Participants will learn how to best to equip our communities with the necessary tools and resources needed to promote school and community health and safety and to prevent gun violence, teen social isolation and depression. This event will take place Saturday, April 21 between 4-6 pm at Synchronicity Theatre. We would love for you to join us in this important and timely community conversation.  

Dr. Noriel E. Lim, Assistant Professor Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences – Emory University
Sue Smith, Executive Director – Georgia Parent Support Network, Inc.
Page Rast, GA Deputy Chapter Leader – Moms Demand Action - GA
Rachel May, Producing Artistic Director – Synchronicity Theatre

Dr. Irma Starr, Director of Education – The Ben Marion Institute for Social Justice


Digital resources are now available on our website at and resource cards will be available on site.  

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