Citizens Market

Follows a hopeful group of immigrants as they form an unlikely family, working to master the ups and downs of language, love, and staying afloat in the city.

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By Cori Thomas
May 18 – June 24, 2018 (Press Opening May 25)
Co-Directed by Jeff Adler, Lisa Adler, Jennifer Alice Acker

Moving, funny, uplifting! 


A good small supermarket has everything its neighborhood needs, including a charming cast of characters behind the counter. CITIZENS MARKET follows a hopeful group of immigrants as they form an unlikely family, working to master the ups and downs of language, love, and staying afloat in their new world. 

Store manager Jesus (El Salvador), timid newcomer Akosua (Ghana), best employee Ciata (Sierra Leone) and homeless older couple Bogdan and Morphina (Romanian) discover new possibilities and restock their dreams amidst the aisles of cat food and canned goods. Full of laughter and life, this comedy-drama celebrates an ever-shifting and eclectic America.

***Bring your food and help create a small grocery store onstage for CITIZENS MARKET. Your donated food items will help stock our shelves AND the shelves of the ATLANTA COMMUNITY FOOD BANK! For more information click here.

Length & Content

This show runs approximately 100 minutes with no intermission.

While most of the play and its subject matter is accessible to wide audiences, it would be rated R since one character uses a lot of strong language (the “f” word), and late in the play there is fully clothed sexual activity onstage in a tender and funny scene with an older married couple. If you have any concern about this whatsoever, we are happy to send you the play and/or the particular scenes that have adult content so you can judge for yourself.

Handicap seating limited for this production. Please call to reserve if needed.

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Performance Dates

May 18 – June 24, 2018
Press Opening: May 25buy_tickets

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

**There will be no Saturday matinee on May 19 or June 2.


General Admission

  • Tickets start at $25 on Wednesdays & Thursdays, $30 on Fridays, and $35 on weekends.
  • Prices are subject to change and will rise as performances fill up. GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY FOR THE BEST PRICES.

Bring your neighbors!
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 x100 or e-mail for more information.

We are offering $20 student tickets! Offer valid for students under the age of 25. ID’s will be checked.

Ticket prices are subject to change. Buy early for best pricing. Internet convenience fee added to all online orders. No refunds, exchanges, or late seating. Cannot combine discount offers.


Ciata: Cynthia D. Barker*
Morfina/Juliana: Carolyn Cook*
Bogdan: Allan Edwards*
Jesus: Cristian Gonzalez
Akosua: Jasmine Thomas
Understudy: Lauren Jones

Creative Team

Director: Jeff Adler
Assistant Director: Jennifer Alice Acker
Scenic Designers: Moriah and Isabel Curley-Clay
Lighting Designer: Mary Parker
Sound Designer: Amy L. Levin
Props Designer: Kathryn Muse
Stage Manager: Julianna M. Lee*
Rehearsal Stage Manager: Kayla Zinke
Costume Designer: Dr. L Nyrobi Moss
Dialect Coach: Ibi Owolabi
Dialect Coach: Cara Reid

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

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Highlight Video

Click here for the CITIZENS MARKET Highlight Video.




Listen to a playlist from sound designer, Amy L. Levin, to better prepare yourselves for the world of the play.