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Right On

by Darren Canady


A soul-filled story with laughs, tears and a funky beat

Bella, a Black activist-turned-business executive returns to the alma mater where she led protests clad in a dashiki and afro. Along for the trip is her Harvard-bound son Kyle, carrying his own demons in his backpack. But this homecoming quickly turns into a roller coaster reunion with Bella’s friends, as they re-frame, rewrite, and reclaim their complicated pasts. Old flames and rivalries heat up, new challenges arise and Kyle gets a real talk, no jive education about the choices made by the young, gifted and free who set out to turn the tide.  In the funky groove of Soul Train and Sly, two generations take each other higher in this powerful and funny story of change makers and their legacies.


Right On Press Release

Length & Content

Right On runs 2 hours and 20 minutes with one 15 minute intermission. The play contains some strong language and adult situations. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Performance Dates

July 18 – August 31, 2014


Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at 8:00 PM
Saturday at 3:00 PM and 8:30 PM
Sunday at 5:00 PM


General Admission
$20 – $30*

The perfect outing for old school and new school!
Group pricing is available for parties of 10+. Groups of 10-24 receive $3 off the general admission ticket price. Groups of 25+ receive $5 off the general admission ticket price. Call 404.523.1477 x111 or e-mail Timothy Harland for more information.

*Ticket prices are subject to change. Buy early for best pricing. 8% sales tax will be added to all ticket orders. Internet convenience fee added to all online orders. No refunds, exchanges, or late seating.


Bella – Donna Biscoe*
Sharonda – Marguerite Hannah* 
Janice – Tonia Jackson*
Patrice – Minka Wiltz*
Ronald – LaParee Young*
Kyle – Dane Troy

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

Creative Team

Playwright – Darren Canady
Director – Thomas W. Jones II
Music Director – S. Renee Clark
Scenic Designers – Isabel & Moriah Curley-Clay
Costume Designer – Nyrobi Moss
Lighting Designer – Mary Parker
Sound & Video Designer – Adam Howarth
Props Designer – Suzanne Cooper Morris
Stage Manager – lark hackshaw*

What our Audiences are saying:

“This was as good as you said it would be and better!”

“Coming back with my daughter! She needs to see this!”


The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionVeteran performers elevate Horizon’s ‘Right On’

Something you’ll definitely want to check out when you come to see Right On is our Audience comment board displayed in our lobby. We’re collecting bits of wisdom from our audiences they’d like to share with another generation. Here are some of our favorites:

What advice would you give to the next generation?

  • Take a college class in a subject you are totally scared of like accounting.
  • Start saving $ now!
  • You are the primary catalyst of change in your life. Nothing occurs without initiative.
  • Don’t always rely on technology. (Or microwave meals. It’s not all about instant satisfaction.)
  • Remember those who came before you! Love EVERYONE!
  • VOTE! B4 it’s too LATE!
  • Try something new every day. It can give you a fresh perspective!
  • Be open to learn from others’ mistakes…listen!
  • Know yourself. Know your purpose. Know you can’t tell everyone everything; you can’t tell everything to everyone. Know you can succeed when you think outside of your comfort zone.
  • Take advice from older generations (we won’t steer you wrong).
  • Don’t tweet it all.
  • No good can come out of anything radical!
  • Do the right thing.
  • It’s okay to be scared. Everyone is. Take chances anyway.
  • Be fiercely Protective of Your Self-Esteem.
  • Enjoy your youth, it goes quickly.
  • Listen to only 90% of what the current generation tells you to do!!
  • Pay it forward.
  • Don’t be too upset w/ us for the world we leave behind. Some of us are trying to make it better for you.
  • Find something you love to do and find a way to make money doing it!


What do you wish the older generation understood about your generation?

  • We appreciate the sacrifice made.
  • Understanding technology is a strength, not a vice.
  • Tell me about your past…Don’t be afraid of us repeating it.
  • That we learn differently and absorb information differently. Just because the majority of our info doesn’t come from ancient books, doesn’t automatically discredit its validity.
  • I can function without an iPod.
  • I will probably fail, but then I will get back up and try again.
  • Shantice

    This was a GREAT show. As a 21 year old college student, I was able to enjoy the story with my 55 year old aunt. It’s rare to find a story that relates to both (so very different) generation. Would definitely watch again!