COMING SOON: Every Tongue Confess

The summer heat is rising.....flames are flying high.... 

Every Tongue Confess is a sizzling whodunit uncovering the culprit behind a string of church fires in Boligee, Alabama. The church goers start gossiping and you know what they say about loose lips! A widow touched by the Holy Spirit, a son with big dreams, a stranger with a mysterious past, a young girl whose voice has left her, and a father who struggles to connect. Wrapped in combustible comedy and the sweat-soaked gospel and blues music of the Deep South, intergenerational stories of loss and redemption collide.

Playwright Marcus Gardley blends ancient myth and magical realism with the local TV news to create a fiery theatrical furnace in which some will be saved, some will be purged, and the truth cannot escape.

Every Tongue Confess brings light to conflicts around race, faith, and family. Gardley is a poet-playwright whose work is rooted in both history and magic realism and brings a new perspective to African American storytelling. “I want to make people dream,” says Gardley. “I want to inspire people, give them hope, talk about difficult things. Ask big questions… My hope in all my works is to look at history in a new way, to tell the stories that we don’t know, the stories that were hidden.”

 Every Tongue Confess runs July 12 – August 25, 2013 at Horizon Theatre in Little Five Points/Inman Park (1083 Austin Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307). Performances are Wednesday through Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 3 PM and 8:30 PM, and Sunday at 5 PM. Tickets start at $20. Tickets and information are available at or 404.584.7450.