Knead Coming to the Lawrenceville Arts Center

January 25th-February 25th

By Aurora Theatre January 12, 2024

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (January 10, 2024) – Aurora Theatre’s record setting Season 28 hits the halfway point with an intimate theatrical experience, Knead written and performed by Mary Lynn Owen will be presented on the Metro Waterproofing Main Stage from Jan. 25– Feb. 25. The story takes place on the eve of a woman’s milestone birthday. Plagued by insomnia she is determined to finally make her mother’s bread recipe work. Baking the bread in real-time, live on stage, this true local from Snellville also mixes the ingredients of her past – love, loss, and Cuban food – into a spectacular performance.


“There is an endless amount of love baked into this story, a treasured recipe, a blending of culture, and a dash of history, said Aurora Theatre Co-Founder and Producing Artistic Director Ann-Carol Pence. “For the first time, our production of Knead is translated into Spanish so that we can invite a new audience to wait with us while the bread is baking. Many Gwinnett families have stories as unique as the names they were born with. Aurora’s challenge in the coming seasons is to make space for new stories to be told.”


Knead was originally developed through the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab at Alliance Theatre where the show received its world premiere in 2018 under the leadership of Susan V. Booth, Jennings Hertz Artistic Director and Mike Schleifer, Managing Director. At the helm of both productions as Director is the incomparable David de Vries. Mary Lynn Owen has graced the stage for Aurora on several occasions, audiences will fondly remember her as Dr. Vivian Bearing in Wit, for which she earned the 2016 Suzi Award for Best Lead Actress.


Creating an on-stage kitchen so realistic we will bake bread nighty are an amazing team of technical artists. They include Scenic Designer Alexander Whittenberg, Lighting Designer Hernando Claros, and Costume Designer Sydni Stephenson. The show will feature original music from Composer/Sound Designer Kendall Simpson.


Regular show times are as follows:


• Thursday–Saturday: 8 p.m.

• Saturday: 2:30 p.m., 8 p.m.

• Sunday 2:30 p.m.


*With a special matinee performance at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 31 and a special evening performance on Wednesday, February 7 at 8 p.m.


Recommended for ages 11 and up, Knead contains mild language and some adult themes. will be presented Jan. 25 – Feb. 25. Tickets start at $28 and may be purchased online at or by calling the Box Office at 678.226.6222.