Family history collides with demographic changes in HALLELUJAH STREET BLUES, Atlanta playwright Valetta Anderson's comedy/drama about, in part, the gentrification of a Decatur neighborhood. Presented in conjunction with the National Black Arts Festival and opening Fri., JULY 11, the multigenerational family story stars "The Young and the Restless'" Veronica Redd (right) and "Hill Street Blues'" Taurean Blacque. Thomas Jones II, who directed the adaptation of Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye for Horizon last summer, also directs Hallelujah Street Blues. Through Aug. 24. $15-$30. Wed.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 p.m.; Sun., 5 p.m. Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave. 404-584-7450. www.horizontheatre.com.
(Photo courtesy Horizon Theatre)