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"Ceremonies in Dark Old Men" opens tonight

The Liberty Theatre, 821 Eighth Ave., presents "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men," about Russell Parker (Curtis Greeson), a failed barber with two sons, Theo (Jonathan Perkins) and Bobby (Willie Robinson), and a daughter, Adele (Chiara Richardson). He allows his daughter to support the family, while his sons begin to dabble in crime to make an easy dollar.

"This is a beautiful play," director Cherrie Catreese said. "I did it once when I was at Savannah State University, where I was the assistant director. I think the director didn't understand the meaning of the play. It's more than a family struggling to make it in the 1970s."

Catreese feels that with jail cells filled with African-American men, this play makes the "mainly African-American male community challenge themselves to stay out of poverty, violence and crime."

It can be seen 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Also, 8 p.m. Jan. 25-26 and 3 p.m. Jan. 27.

Tickets are $8-$15.

Call 706-653-7566.