Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia
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doris davenport in performance

SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 4:00pm in the Center Theatre

doris diosa davenport is an Educator / Writer / Literary & Performance Poet; an independent, non-traditional scholar, born and raised in Northeast GA (where she currently resides). Northeast GA has been her lifelong inspiration, obsession and influence, especially in Soque Street Poems (1995 published by SNCA).

When she was 6 years old, she read ALICE IN WONDERLAND and became convinced that alternate realities were doable and feasible. By her teens, doris was a writer, a visual artist, a photographer and a dancer. She wrote her first short story at age 12 and illustrated her first book 30 years later. As some people believe in money or love or religion, doris believes in art and truth. And Excellence in pursuit thereof.

She believes that once we work through self-imposed limitations, external lies and delusions, then what's left is a shimmering, transcendent alternative reality. The only reality. doris has a BA in English from Paine College (Augusta, GA) and a Ph.D. in African American literature from the University of Southern California. She has performed and organized more than 150 readings, including several here at SNCA in the mid 1990's. She has published ten books of poetry; the newest is performance pieces (Aug. 2016).

"doris davenport in performance," is an hour-long (adult content) event which will include poetry, reading from her books inclusive of theatrical and dramatic elements (like dance, movement, singing, audience participation, call & response, laughter, etc.) with artist reception to follow.


$10 Members, $12 Non Members.


SATURDAY, JULY 8, 7:30pm in the Center Theater

Lisa Deaton (LD) grew up in North Carolina singing in church and in school. She also sang on the lawn mower and in the yard and on the bus - pretty much anywhere. All that singing paid off in college, when she was cast in Godspell and other musical productions.

After moving to Georgia in 1981, she began to sing with friends and over the years, learned to play some guitar and bass and recently incorporated piano. Music has brought many gifts. Lots of friendships have led to lots of different songs, a bit of travel and some good stories.

Some friends will be joining her, some will be fondly remembered, and all will be honored. Artists who will bring their talents to portions of this show are: Tom Wescoat, longtime friend and one of the earliest collaborators whose encouragement is every bit as valuable as his fingerpicking. Marty Nix, a previous Blind Date, wonderfully innovative guitar player who fits right in anywhere and plays most any style. Debbielee Whelchel, Banjo Girl, willing to try new and different arrangements and inspires with her sheer devotion to music. Jill Crunkleton, fellow devotee of music to soothe the soul, modernizer (she shakes things up!), and fearless performer.

Tickets Members $15, Non Members $18, Child (16 and under) $10.

A Variety Show Gone Astray

FRIDAY, JULY 21 and SATURDAY, JULY 22 at 8:30pm
This curious compendium of talent - local luminaries and national notables - will create one show in two acts: First Act, Friday night, Second Act on Saturday night. Have a singularly good time: just see one show. To get the full experience, see them both. Songs, poems, dances and digressions will take place on the Center Theatre stage, where it will never be the same show once, let alone twice.

"There are some fabulous performers and thinkers who have agreed to come to Sautee Nacoochee this summer, to meet up with the amazing people here who love to be onstage and have some wicked smart insights into what's going on. All of this together is an experiment in the alchemy of topical performance. What happens when you combine all these elements? Magic, for sure," says Lisa Q Mount, otherwise known as Auntie Q.

Subject matter suitable for adults only. Tickets $15 per show. Special bonus points will be awarded to patrons who see both shows.

SHERLOCK'S LAST CASE, a play by Charles Marowitz

AUG 3-6 and 10-13 • 7:30pm in the Center Theater.
Directed by Brent Glenn, Sherlock's Last Case is a 2 act play by Charles Marowitz.

Ticket information TBA


SUNDAY, AUG 20, 3:00pm in the Historic Gym
Join the Bean Creek Choir along with several, regional church choir friends for this annual celebration of music and community.

The event is free, seating is general - no tickets or reservations - with a pass-the-hat donation request during the show.


SATURDAY, AUG 26 • 7:30pm & SUNDAY, AUG 27 • 2:30pm in the Center Theater

Broadway meets Sautee in this fabulously lively, musical extravaganza. Get your tickets early - always a sellout.

Tickets $12 Members, $14 Non Members, $8 Child (16 and under)


SATURDAY, SEP 30 • 7:30pm in the Center Theater. Featuring
Pierce Pettis and Andy Offut Irwin

SUNDAY, OCT 1 • 4:00pm in the Center Theater. Featuring
Annie Lalley, Joe Ebel and Andy Offut Irwin
more info...

Tickets, each show: $20 Members, $23 Non Members, $15 Child (16 and under)

Members who purchase tickets for both shows receive a $2 discount for each show. You must order tickets for both dates in one transaction to qualify for the discount.

  • Select your seat(s) for the first show
  • Click back to shopping button and select seat(s) for the next show (must total 2)
  • Your discount will be automatically applied at the end of the transaction

Four SUNDAYS at 4:00pm in the Center Theater
  1. Sunday, September 10, 2017: Franklin Pond Chamber Music
  2. Sunday, October 22, 2017: Alan Brown, pianist
  3. Sunday, November 5, 2017: Atlanta Saxophone Quartet
  4. Sunday, December 10, 2017: Georgia Guitar Quartet

Tickets for each concert $23 Members, $25 Non Members, $12 Child (16 and under). Complete Series Discount price of $80 - for Members only - all four concert dates for $20 each!
You must order tickets for all four concert dates in one transaction to qualify for the series discount. For online member series purchases click above, then:

  • Select your seat(s) for the first concert date
  • Click back to shopping button and select seat(s) for the next three concert dates (must total 4)
  • Your discount will be automatically applied at the end of the transaction

To order by phone call (706) 878-3300. more info...


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 7:30pm and SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2:00pm
in the Center Theater
Some the valley's most talented women musicians join forces for this popular musical presentation enjoying its ninth year. From folk to funk, Lisa Deaton, DeDe Vogt, Joanne Steele, Debbielee Whelchel, Barbara Luhn, Lisa Mount, Ann Whitley, Susan Johnson, Cheri Crutchfield-Luhn, Courtney Johnston, Sabrina Dorsey and Jill Crunkleton bring it!

One of the Sautee Nacoochee Center's most successful fundraisers, always a sellout - get your tickets early. $20 Members, $23 Non Members, $15 Child (16 and under).

TWO ROOMS, a play by Lee Blessing

Friday, NOVEMBER 17 & Saturday, NOVEMBER 18 at 7:30pm
Sunday, NOVEMBER 19 at 4:00pm
in Center Theater with Essence To Crux Theatre Company

Provocative and compelling, this arresting work deals with a subject much in the minds of contemporary society - the taking of innocent hostages by political terrorists. First presented by California's innovative La Jolla Playhouse, the play illuminates both the numbing agony of the one detained and also the helpless fury of those who are left behind - loved ones impatient for something to be done, and officials who feel they must be guided by logic rather than emotion.

Kallie Robinson, Director/Producer Kallie Robinson
Kathryn May, Assistant Director/Producer Kathryn May

Tickets: $12 Members, $15 Non Members, $10 Students