Several stage and screen performances will take place during the coming week. Here’s a quick rundown.
The historic Douglass Theatre will continue its Black History Month Film Series Friday with the screening of “Marshall.” The 2017 biographical legal drama is about Thurgood Marshall, the first black Supreme Court justice, and one of his first cases. “Stand Up for Something,” written for the film’s soundtrack by Diane Warren and Common, is nominated for Best Original Song at the upcoming Academy Awards. “Marshall” begins at 7 p.m.
The Macon Film Guild will feature “Wonderstruck” as its film of the month. The 2017 mystery drama, based on the 2011 novel of the same name, screened at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and competed for the festival’s highest prize, the Palme d’Or. The film is about a Midwestern boy and a young New York girl, separated by 50 years, and the link that connects them. See “Wonderstruck” at the Douglass Theatre at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
The Douglass Theatre will present “The Mountain Between Us” as its monthly Senior Cinema feature. The romance drama, also a 2017 film based on the 2011 novel of the same name, is a story about the survival — or not — of two people and a dog stranded in harsh weather on a mountaintop after a plane crash. See “The Mountain Between Us” at 2 p.m. Feb. 14.
The Grand Opera House will present a stage production of the awe-inspiring true story behind one of our most popular and most beloved songs of praise, “Amazing Grace.” The musical is loosely based on the life of John Newton, an English slave trader who eventually became an abolitionist and writer of many hymns, including “Amazing Grace.”
This two-act play had its run on Broadway in 2015 and just completed a 27-state tour last month. The tour included an eight-week run at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., the first production to be performed at that new museum’s theater.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
The Heart of Georgia Barbershop Chorus will offer their “Singing Valentine” gift service again this year. This delight includes two songs, a red rose and a card for your sweetheart delivered by one of their barbershop quartets.
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