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'The Waffle Palace' to debut at Horizon Theatre in May
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'The Waffle Palace' to debut at Horizon Theatre in May

ATLANTA -- The popular playwriting duo of Larry Larson and Eddie Levi Lee is back with a brand new production based on a Southern icon.

The Waffle Palace: Smothered, Covered and Scattered 24/7/365 will have its world premiere at the Horizon Theatre in May. According to the theater:

From births to marriages to police chases and lottery wins, anything can happen at 3 a.m. in the Waffle Palace. Inspired by amazing real life events at Waffle House restaurants, Larson and Lee let loose with this roller coaster of humor, music and imagination in which John Pickett and his multi-racial staff battle to keep their Midtown diner open against heavy odds. The Waffle Palace: where everyone is welcome and the only unforgivable sins are throwing waffles and under-tipping.

"Everybody's got a Waffle House story. The place is a weird magnet," Larson said about his inspiration for the play. "But I look at it as an extended family, a place where everyone is welcome."

"Waffle House is what community is all about -- interacting with disparate people, people who aren't like you," Lee said.

Indeed, The Waffle Palace has a varied cast of characters, including a drag queen, a suburban couple and a college-professor-turned-garbage-man. Although they come from very different backgrounds, they form a family of sorts while inside the diner.

The Waffle Palace will begin its run on Friday, May 11. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets begin at $20.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit horiziontheatre.com.

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