For He's a Jolly Good Fellow! 


Merely Players Presents' own Daniel Guyton Wins International Screenwriting Award!



Fayetteville resident Daniel Guyton has written a screenplay that won First Place in the Screenplay Competition at Feel the Reel International Film Festival in November 2019. The Feel the Reel International Film Festival takes place in Glasgow Scotland.


Guyton originally wrote this screenplay as a stage play entitled “Three Ladies of Orpington”, which was produced by Onion Man Productions in Chamblee, GA in October 2017. The stage play won 7 Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre Awards (aka MAT Awards) in 2018, and received widespread critical acclaim.


The script is a dark comedy about a British family dealing with death, loss, and gender discrimination in the Victorian Era.


To find out more about the Feel the Reel International Film Festival, please visit To find out more about playwright Daniel Guyton, please visit


For inquiries, please contact Daniel Guyton at


Merely Players Presents is on the Road!

Gwinnett Playwright Chosen for Prestigious Piccolo Spoleto Fest


Merely Players Presents announced today that Joanie McElroy's one-woman play, Thus Spoke the Mockingbird, has been chosen for production at this year's Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC. The play explores author Harper Lee's self-described “divine discontent” and its contribution to raising her eyes from the dusty streets of Monroeville, Alabama to bear witness to the birth of the New South in To Kill a Mockingbird. Atlanta actor Kate Guyton will reprise her role as Ms. Lee for this limited four-night engagement, June 6, 7, 8, and 9. Thus Spoke the Mockingbird is being produced by Merely Players Presents and performed at Threshold Repertory Theater, 84 1/2 Society Street Charleston, SC 29401 (843) 277-2172.


Tickets go on sale May 1st at


Now in its 42nd year, Spoleto Festival USA and its younger companion, Piccolo Spoleto Festival USA, are expecting upwards of 70,000 ticket holders to attend more than 500 literary, musical and visual arts events throughout the city of Charleston during the seventeen-day cultural exhibition running May 24 through June 9.


THERE WILL BE TWO ATLANTA PREVIEW PERFORMANCES:  MAY 31 at the ATLANTA CUBAN CLUB, 5797 New Peachtree Road, Doraville GA 30340 AND June 2 at ONSTAGE ATLANTA, 3041 N Decatur Rd, Scottdale, GA 30079.  For ticket information, please visit 


We hope that you will join us as we send-off Kate Guyton and Joanie McElroy to Charleston, SC! 


Merely Players Presents is a 501c3 charitable organization founded in 2018, and recently named resident theater company at the Atlanta Cuban Club in Doraville, Georgia. Its mission is to educate, encourage, entertain and enrich the life of community members through the theater arts.