It tells the story of a Yankee soldier who finds himself behind enemy lines, face to face with a Confederate. He kills the rebel, puts on his clothes in an attempt to save himself, but is then captured as a deserter. It's up to a slave to save him — a slave named Hamlet who's part of a band of Shakespearean revelers who perform for their colonel and his troops. Together, they delve into universal truths of love and language, even as Atlanta burns.
"Universal truths of love and language"
This piece gives an extended synopsis of the upcoming Nashville threatre production of "Atlanta:"