The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek : A Production by Catalyst Arts ATL

Catalyst Arts ATL is a local artists collective collaborating to develop artistic works that provide a catalyst for moments of discovery and community dialogue. 

“The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek” by Naomi Wallace will be the first Catalyst production. This play delves into issues of unemployment, and asks questions about how we define ourselves as people. It takes place at the tail end of the depression in a small Kentucky town where sixteen year old Dalton Chance sits in a jail cell accused of the murder of a young girl, Pace Creagan. But the line between truth and shadow is blurred as he relives the events leading up to her death. We see the them as they prepare to race a train across the infamous trestle to something greater than themselves, altering the course of their lives and the lives of everyone around them forever.

This tragically beautiful story revolves around people in transition; a cyclone of love and hope becoming a volatile catalyst inducing change to a lost family.


Our social focus for this play is on unemployment in ATL, and our partnership for this production will be with Wholesome Wave GA, a non profit providing lower income families with accessibility to locally grown food. We will be volunteering at farmers markets, donating 10% of all ticket sales to their mission, and sharing stories and interviews through social media.

It is through individual donations that Catalyst can continue to produce important work which crosses the line between social awareness and quality art.

All donations made to Catalyst Arts ATL are completely tax deductible to the extent allowed by law thanks to the kind folks at C4 Atlanta.

Purchase tickets for this production here.

Begins: October 27, 2015
Ends: December 16, 2015