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At a crossroads

Outlook uncertain for African-American theater in Atlanta

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Losing Kenny Leon and Marsha Jackson-Randolph may be a blow in the short term, but Atlanta's African-American theater professionals voice confidence that past gains will be built upon and current problems will be overcome. The tricky part is dealing with the uncertainty. One of Freddie Hendricks' young performers in B.L.A.C.K. may well be Atlanta's next major theatrical impresario. But tomorrow doesn't readily give up its secrets.

B.L.A.C.K. ("Better Left A Colored Kid") plays through March 25 at 7 Stages, 1105 Euclid Ave., with performances at 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 5 p.m. Sun. $15. Call 404-523-7647. Harriet's Return plays March 14-17 and Welcome Home, Marian Anderson plays March 21-25, both at the 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th Street. $20-22. Call 404-876-6346. Shawtys 2 plays March 23-April 8 at the 7 Stages Back Stage theater. Call 404-893-0974.

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