Between 1979 and 1981, 28 children, adolescent, and adults were murdered in Atlanta. Thelma, a below poverty, domestic worker at city hall works quietly in the mayor’s office day in and day out. When her son becomes the latest fatality, she quickly learns that some people “can’t afford to be victims.” Being from the wrong side of town, she’ll have to fight politics and classism to get justice for her son… but like any mother, she’s up for the fight of her life.
Atlanta Child Murders the stage play revives this infamous case in a semi-fictional narrative. Though it does stick closely to many of the facts, including the real names of the victims and public officials; it goes beyond the murders and explores classism and politic that may have lead to the arrest of the controversial suspect at the center of it all.
This live drama thriller is appropriate for all ages.