On the Edge


All the furniture in Zora's Lounge is curvy and feminine. Ekundayo Bandele, the charismatic executive director of the Hattiloo Theater, a small 70-seat, black repertory theater located in the Edge district, says all the swirls offset the fact that everything else about Zora's and the Hattiloo is so boxy and straight.

The lounge and theater, which open for business this week with a production of Samm-Art Williams' Tony Award-winning drama Home, is Bandele's second attempt to create a new kind of live-performance space on downtown's artsy eastern border ...

Read Flyer writer Chris Davis' story about Memphis' newest theater here. Performances begin this week.

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