Taylor M. Dooley

LAWRENCEVILLE – Rife with humor and heart, Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up is set to take the stage at Aurora Theatre from September 8 – October 1.

Written by Lucy Alibar, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Beasts of the Southern Wild, this magical coming-of-age tale centers around her life growing up in the middle of nowhere on the Georgia-Florida line. Audiences will be swept away into the deep South with this witty, warm tale reminiscent of the trials and tribulations on the journey to adulthood.



“This story makes me laugh and cry and laugh again,” says Rachel Parish, director of Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up. “I think the biggest surprise is how this simple coming of age story is both ridiculous and completely familiar. The characters in Lucy Alibar's tender and heartfelt coming-of-age story are so recognizable to any southerner who has ever loved their daddy, battled a school bully or seen how much kindness is needed in the world, even for those who sometimes seem like they least deserve it. This is a story of love triumphing over fear in the wild world of a smalltown dreamer.”

Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up will play at Aurora Theatre September 8 – October 1, 2017. Tickets are currently on sale; single ticket prices range from $20 – $30 and may be purchased online at bitly.com/AuroraBurnpile or by calling the Box Office at 678-226-6222 Group rates are also available. For more information on this production or other programming, please visit auroratheatre.com.

Regular show times are as follows:
Thursday–Saturday: 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 2:30 p.m.