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2012-13 Season

Seminar
May 15, 2013 - Jun 16, 2013
Playwright: Theresa Rebeck
Director: Freddie Ashley
Runaway Broadway hit from the author of Actor’s Express hit Mauritius and creator of TV’s “Smash!” Four aspiring writers get the education of a lifetime when they sign up for a writing class under a brilliant, egomaniacal, world-fa...
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Equus
Mar 21, 2013 - Apr 21, 2013
Playwright: Peter Shaffer
Director: David Crowe
Troubled young Alan Strang has blinded six horses, and no one knows why. When ambitious psychiatrist Richard Dysart begins treating the boy, he launches into a dangerous odyssey through Alan’s complex psyche -- igniting his own journey of self disc...
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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Jan 10, 2013 - Feb 17, 2013
Playwright: Music and lyrics by Michael Friedman; Book by Alex Timbers
Director: Freddie Ashley
Andrew F**king Jackson screeches into town to turn it up and turn you on! This hilarious, sexy explosion of rock and roll re-imagines our nation’s seventh president as a rock god badass maverick who fights for the common man, wrestles the country a...
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Wolves
Nov 8, 2012 - Dec 2, 2012
Playwright: Steve Yockey
Director: Melissa Foulger
A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere! Ben is a timid young city-dweller who freaks out when his roommate Jack brings home a big bad wolf for a one-night stand. When he tries to rescue Jack, Ben sets into motion a dangerous cha...
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An Evening at the Express
Oct 20, 2012
Raise a glass with the Actor’s Express family as we celebrate our Silver Anniversary. We’re bringing in Atlanta’s best to sing selections from your favorite productions from the past 25 years including Grey Gardens, Company, Hedwig and the Angr...
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Kiss of the Spider Woman
Aug 22, 2012 - Oct 7, 2012
Playwright: Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Terrence McNally
Based on the novel by Manuel Puig
Director: Freddie Ashley
Valentin, a Marxist revolutionary, and Molina, a gay window dresser, develop an uneasy friendship rooted in surviving life in a Latin American prison. As the bond between the two men deepens, Molina escapes to a fantasy world of the movies he loved a...
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2011-12 Season

Xanadu
May 10, 2012 - Jun 16, 2012
Playwright: Douglas Carter Beane
Music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar
Director: Sherri D. Sutton
Based on the Universal Pictures Film Screenplay by Richard Danus & Marc Rubel Originally Produced on Broadway by Robert Ahrens, Dan Vickery, Tara Smith/B. Swibel, Saro Murchson/Dale Smith and Cari Smulyan
The surprise hit of the 2007-08 Broad...
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The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Mar 15, 2012 - Apr 14, 2012
Playwright: Stephen Adly Guirgis
Director: Freddie Ashley
The Motherf**ker with the Hat is a high-octane rollercoaster centered on Veronica and Jackie, who have been in love since 8th grade. Jackie, out on parole, is newly sober. Veronica is anything but. When Jackie finds a mysteriously placed ma...
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Next Fall
Jan 12, 2012 - Feb 11, 2012
Playwright: Geoffrey Nauffts
Director: Kate Warner
Twentysomething Luke, who believes in God, is deeply in love with the slightly older Adam, who believes in everything but. When a tragic accident interrupts their perfect New York life, Adam must turn to Luke's friends and deeply religious family fo...
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Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them
Oct 27, 2011 - Nov 26, 2011
Playwright: A. Rey Pamatmat
Director: Freddie Ashley
A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere Abandoned by their father, sixteen year-old Kenny cares for his little sister Edith on an isolated farm in middle America. As Kenny and his best friend Benji begin falling in love, the thre...
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Spring Awakening
Aug 25, 2011 - Oct 2, 2011
Playwright: Book and lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Director: Freddie Ashley
The 2007 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical unleashes its raw emotional power on the Actor's Express stage in the muscial event of the fall! A group of teenage friends cope with the agonies and ecstasies of discovering sex in all its varieties. Thi...
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2010-11 Season

The Judas Kiss
May 12, 2011 - Jun 11, 2011
Playwright: David Hare
Director: David Crowe

Starring Clifton Guterman and AE Artistic Director Freddie Ashley

All of London has the taste of salacious scandal on its lips as Oscar Wilde faces trial on indecency charges. Though he has the chance to flee, Wilde's equally scandalous...
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See What I Wanna See
Mar 17, 2011 - Apr 16, 2011
Playwright: Michael John LaChiusa. Based on Short Stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, as translated by Takashi Kojima
Director: Melissa Foulger
ATLANTA PREMIERE

Nothing is as it seems in Michael John LaChiusa's staggeringly original musical about lust, greed, murder, faith and redemption. Based on Japanese short stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, See What I Wanna See consists of three ...
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Broadsword
Jan 13, 2011 - Feb 12, 2011
Playwright: Marco Ramirez
Director: Freddie Ashley
WORLD PREMIERE

Former members of the heavy metal band Broadsword reunite for a funeral. Richie, the band's former guitarist, has recently been declared dead after having been missing for six months. Tensions mount with the arrival of Richie...
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Every Christmas Story Ever Told
Dec 2, 2010 - Dec 23, 2010
Playwright: Michael Carleton, Jim Fitzgerald and John Alvarez
Director: Clint Thornton

Atlanta Premiere
Think about every Christmas story you've ever heard - all told by three actors and a "reingoat" in 90 madcap minutes of nonstop hilarity. From Ebenezer Scrooge to a certain adorable claymation reindeer, no sacred cow is saf...
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Albatross
Oct 21, 2010 - Nov 20, 2010
Playwright: Lee Nowell
Director: Freddie Ashley
WORLD PREMIERE
Sponsored by Inverness Productions

A married couple, Alice and Jim, return home after the funeral of an acquaintance. As they settle in for a quiet Tuesday night dinner, startling confessions threaten to interrupt the...
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Becky Shaw
Aug 26, 2010 - Sep 25, 2010
Playwright: Gina Gionfriddo
Director: Freddie Ashley
ATLANTA PREMIERE

"Gina Gionfriddo is some kind of genius! Devastatingly funny. Sends little shockwaves of delight through the house."

Newlywed Suzanna fixes her best friend Max up with her husband's beautiful but odd co-worker Becky S...
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2009-10 Season

Libby’s at the Express
Jun 24, 2010 - Jun 27, 2010

Don't miss the incomparable Libby Whittemore as she presents "Lisa & Libby Unplugged*" at Actor's Express. Libby returns to Actor's Express in June with some standards, some '60s and some surprises! The ladies will be accompanied...
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Slasher
May 20, 2010 - Jun 19, 2010
Playwright: Alison Moore
Director: Freddie Ashley

When Sheena McKinney is cast in the slasher flick filming in her tiny Texas town, it might just be her big break. After all, she’s young and buxom, and her character is the last girl standing. But accepting the role unwittingly unleashes Sheena...
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100 Saints You Should Know
Mar 18, 2010 - Apr 17, 2010
Playwright: Kate Fodor
Director: Susan Reid

The lives of five people collide in this emotionally charged drama about unraveling faith and the redemptive power of human connection. While Matthew is on an enforced furlough from the priesthood, he seeks refuge at the home of his curious and d...
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Good Boys & True
Jan 14, 2010 - Feb 13, 2010
Playwright: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Director: Melissa Foulger

It’s the 1980s and the boys at St. Joe’s Prep School are clean cut, well bred, Ivy League-bound – and having a lot of sex. When a scandal involving one little videotape threatens to grow beyond closed-door whispers to engulf the entire scho...
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Kitchens New Cleghorn presents:
Fair Use
Nov 5, 2009 - Dec 5, 2009
Playwright: Sarah Gubbins
Director: Freddie Ashley

Sexual politics collide with legal brinksmanship in this whip-smart romantic comedy making its World Premiere on the Actor's Express stage. Sy, an ambitious attorney, is in love with her co-counsel Madi, who in turn is involved with Chris, anothe...
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Realm Advertising presents:
Grey Gardens
Aug 27, 2009 - Oct 10, 2009
Playwright:
Book by Doug Wright
Music by Scott Frankel
Lyrics by Michael Korie
Director: Freddie Ashley

Actor's Express is pleased to bring you the Atlanta Premiere of Grey Gardens, the hit Broadway musical based on the acclaimed film that documents the lives of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis’ flamboyantly eccentric aunt Edith Bouvier Beale an...
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2008-09 Season

Libby’s at the Express
Dec 11, 2009 - Dec 20, 2009
Join the incomparable Libby Whittemore as she brings "Summer Camp" with Lisa Paige to the Actor's Express stage! Once again Libby & Lisa get together for a little summer fun, singing songs from the 60's & 70's...then they make way for the 31st Lady o...
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Zanna, Don’t!
May 14, 2009 - Jun 20, 2009
Playwright:
Book, Music & Lyrics by Tim Acito
Additional Book & Lyrics by Alexander Dinerlaris
Director: Freddie Ashley
In this hilarious musical romp, Heartsville High is a place where gay is the norm and straight is, well, not! The school is turned on its ear when a boy and girl fall in love. It’s up to Zanna, the school’s resident magical matchmaker, to help th...
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Suddenly Last Summer
Mar 19, 2009 - Apr 18, 2009
Playwright: Tennessee Williams
Director: Melissa Foulger
Secrets and denial explode on a steamy New Orleans afternoon in this scorching classic by the master of the American stage. Only Catherine knows what really happened to her cousin Sebastian on a fateful day in Cabeza de Lobo. But her aunt, the imperi...
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Mauritius
Jan 22, 2009 - Feb 21, 2009
Playwright: Theresa Rebeck
Director: Freddie Ashley
Starring Bryan Brendle, Richard Garner, Chris Kayser, Cara Mantella and Kathleen Wattis A young woman inherits a priceless stamp. When she tries to sell it, a simple transaction erupts into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse. Throw in three shady...
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The New Century
Oct 23, 2008 - Nov 22, 2008
Playwright: Paul Rudnick
Director: Alan Kilpatrick
The jokes don’t stop and the laughs land hard in this hysterical new bonbon from comic mastermind Paul Rudnick (Jeffrey, In & Out). Comedy sparks fly when a wealthy Jewish matron, a flamboyant public access TV host and a Midwestern scrapbook...
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Finn in the Underworld
Sep 4, 2008 - Oct 4, 2008
Playwright: Jordan Harrison
Director: Freddie Ashley
In this sexually charged thriller, ghosts of the past haunt two sisters, Rhoda and Gwen, packing away their ancestral home. When Gwen’s son Finn arrives on the scene, his restlessness and curiosity lead him into an illicit relationship with a myste...
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2007-08 Season

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Jun 22, 2008 - Jul 26, 2008
Playwright: James Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask
Director: Freddie Ashley
Closing out the Actor’s Express Twentieth Anniversary Season is the brand new production of the AE favorite Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The show centers on Hedwig, a would-be rock star who fled East Berlin with an American GI follo...
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When Something Wonderful Ends
May 4, 2008 - May 31, 2008
Playwright: Sherry Kramer
Director: Freddie Ashley
Synopsis: After the death of her mother, Sherry's family home goes up for sale. Sifting through memories of a simpler time as she packs up her baby-boom childhood, Sherry begins to connect the dots between her Barbie collection and America’s place ...
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Some Men
May 1, 2008 - May 31, 2008
Playwright: Terrence McNally
Director: Kent Gash
Continuing its 20th Anniversary Season, Actor’s Express is proud to offer the Atlanta Premiere of legendary playwright Terrence McNally’s Some Men, a sweeping comedy-drama that spans nearly a century of gay life in America. This landmark play cel...
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Octopus
Jan 27, 2008 - Feb 23, 2008
Playwright: Steve Yockey
Director: Kate Warner
After young couple Kevin and Blake engage in an adventurous and hastily planned night of group sex with the older Max and Andy, they are left to salvage their relationship from a mix of jealousy, betrayal, telegrams from a soaking wet delivery boy an...
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The Last Five Years
Oct 25, 2007 - Nov 24, 2007
Playwright: Jason Robert Brown
Director: Kate Warner
One of the most fascinating and acclaimed musicals of the past decade, The Last Five Years tenderly follows the five-year marriage between Cathy and her husband Jamie. The story is at once told in reverse from Cathy's point of view, and...
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Dark Play or Stories for Boys
Sep 9, 2007 - Oct 6, 2007
Playwright: Carlos Murillo
Director: Freddie Ashley
Synopsis: A teenage boy’s fictional Internet identity begins as a harmless game. But the game takes on a frightening reality when real emotion overtakes his online relationship. When Nick’s virtual world collides with the real world, his fantasie...
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2006-07 Season

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. presents:
The Great American Trailer Park Musical
Mar 22, 2007 - May 19, 2007
Playwright: Score by David Nehls & Book by Betsy Kelso
Director: Freddie Ashley
There's a new tenant in Armadillo Acres, and she's wreaking havoc all over Florida's most exclusive trailer park! The divas of the double-wides have survived everything from kidnapping to no-good men to bad perms. But when Pippi, a "stripper on the r...
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Thom Pain (Based on Nothing)
Feb 1, 2007 - Mar 3, 2007
Playwright: Will Eno
Director: Susan V. Booth
Thom Pain (Based on Nothing) is a wry monologue in which an ordinary man, Thom Pain, muses on childhood, yearning, disappointment and loss, cataloguing the eternal agonies of the human condition as he draws his audience into his last-ditch ple...
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I Am My Own Wife
Jan 25, 2007 - Mar 3, 2007
Playwright: Doug Wright
Director: Freddie Ashley
Winner of both the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and 2004 Tony Award for Best Play, I Am My Own Wife spins the spellbinding tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a German transvestite who survived the horrors and upheavals of mid-20th century Europe t...
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Based on a Totally True Story
Nov 2, 2006 - Dec 2, 2006
Playwright: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Fact proves more entertaining than fiction in this clever comedy, which is making its regional premiere in this second staging. Ethan Keene is a young playwright and comic book writer who's on the verge of breaking through. When a veteran Hollywood p...
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The Pillowman
Sep 14, 2006 - Oct 14, 2006
Playwright: Martin McDonagh
Director: Jasson Minadakis

After captivating London and New York audiences, McDonagh's dark comic masterpiece debuts at Actor's Express. What do you do if you and your child-like older brother live in a police state and suddenly you are arrested simply for writ...
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2005-06 Season

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc presents:
The Last Sunday in June
May 18, 2006 - Jul 1, 2006
Playwright: Jonathan Tolins
Director: Freddie Ashley
Regional Premiere! Tom and Michael, a couple of seven years, invite a group of friends to watch New York's Gay Pride Parade from the window of their Greenwich Village apartment. When they discover that one of their own has decided to trade...
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Kimberly Akimbo
Mar 23, 2006 - Apr 29, 2006
Playwright: David Lindsay-Abaire
Director: Jasson Minadakis
"Comedy of the Year" (New York Times) This charming comedy gives hysterical new meaning to “coming of age.? Sixteen-year-old Kimberly Levaco (Mary Lynn Owen) has a rare condition that accelerates her physical growth by four and ...
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Love Jerry
Jan 19, 2006 - Feb 25, 2006
Playwright: Megan Gogerty
Director: Kent Gash, Associate Artistic Director of the Alliance Theatre
The relationship of two adult brothers is tested in this unforgettable musical which explores the long-term affects of child abuse on a family. This unblinkingly honest account is woven with original music that has the lyrical quality of traditional...
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The Long Christmas Ride Home
Nov 10, 2005 - Dec 17, 2005
Playwright: Paula Vogel
Director: Rachel May
Visions of Christmas past haunt a family as they recall the events behind second-hand gifts and under-cooked turkey, and reveal why all moments are not captured in the family album.
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Bug
Sep 15, 2005 - Oct 29, 2005
Playwright: Tracy Letts
Director: Jasson Minadakis
Get ready to "Buckle up and brace yourself for the theatre season's wildest ride." (New York Times) This REGIONAL PREMIERE, directed by AE Artistic Director Jasson Minadakis, is Tracy Letts'(Killer Joe) new theatrical thriller featurin...
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2004-05 Season

AE Dark Night presents:
RIFFED
Nov 21, 2005 - Dec 6, 2005
Playwright: Gabriel Dean
Director: Joe Gfaller
Atlanta playwright Gabriel Dean premieres his suspenseful family drama, Riffed, at Actor's Express. Two brothers - Palace: serving a life sentence for murder; Jason: a criminal attorney - share a terrible family secret. When Jason's firm gets his bro...
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Turner South presents:
Hazard County
Jun 2, 2005 - Jul 23, 2005
Playwright: Allison Moore
Director: Meredith McDonough
A Three-Way World Premiere with Actors Theatre of Louisville and Kitchen Dog Theatre of Dallas! In Hazard County Ruth is losing everything - her home and her familys business, and her two 8 year-old twins are sleeping on her cousins floor. Why...
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The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Mar 17, 2005 - May 7, 2005
Playwright: Carson Kreitzer
Director: Jasson Minadakis
J. Robert Oppenheimer: physicist, genius, lover-- the man who built the bomb. In this poetic mixture of truth and fantasy, Oppenheimer meets a mythical femme fatale and confronts soldiers and spies; cocktails and Communists; women and war. Oppenheime...
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Winter Properties presents:
Echoes of Another Man
Jan 6, 2005 - Feb 12, 2005
Playwright: Mia McCullough
Director: Jasson Minadakis

WORLD PREMIERE


Where in the body does the soul reside? Is our brain who we are, or is it merely a piece of the puzzle? When a patient wakes from an unprecedented brain transplant, he is bombarded by confusing memories, emotion...
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Actor's Express Theatre presents:
Pulp
Nov 4, 2004 - Dec 18, 2004
Playwright: Patricia Kane
Music by Amy Warren & Andre Pluess
Director: Kate Warner

REGIONAL PREMIERE
Pulp is an irreverent comedy that serves as a sexy homage to the sultry, jazzy world of 1950's lesbian pulp fiction. Rough-edged Terry Logan finds herself booted out of the post-World War II Women's Army Cor...
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Killer Joe
Sep 9, 2004 - Oct 23, 2004
Playwright: Tracy Letts
Director: Jasson Minadakis
EXTENDED THROUGH OCT. 23!
REGIONAL PREMIERE
ADULT CONTENT

Hold onto your hats (and your chaps!) for this x-rated comedy set in the double-wide heartland of Texas! Chris Smith is down on his luck and finds himself ...
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2003-04 Season

Bent
Jun 24, 2004 - Aug 14, 2004
Playwright: Martin Sherman
Director: Megan Monaghan
*in honor of the 25th anniversary of the original production A provocative and heartful lament about the persecution of homosexuals during the Holocaust. Berlin. 1934. Gay men's bodies are being dumped in mass graves as Max Berber is ca...
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Burn This
Apr 29, 2004 - Jun 5, 2004
Playwright: Lanford Wilson
Director: Jasson Minadakis
Anna, a Manhattan dancer/choreographer, is mourning the death of her dance partner, Robbie, when his brother, Pale, belligerently bursts into her loft in the middle of the night. Pale, a New Jersey restauranteur, is the antithesis to his sensitive br...
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the GOAT or who is SylviA?
Mar 4, 2004 - Apr 10, 2004
Playwright: Edward Albee
Martin is a 50-year-old architect at the height of his career. He leads an ideal life with a lovely, bright and faithful wife, Stevie, and theiropenly gay teenage son, Billy. Then it happens: she finds out about the other lover-a goat named Sylvia. ...
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BLUE/Orange
Jan 8, 2004 - Feb 13, 2004
Playwright: Joe Penhall
Director: Jasson Minadakis
In a London psychiatric hospital, a baffling patient named Christopher claims he's the son of exiled Ugandan dictator, Idi Amin. Christopher is at the end of his twenty-eight day initial assessment period and insists that he is ready to return to soc...
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Spain
Nov 6, 2003 - Dec 13, 2003
Playwright: Jim Knable
Director: Rachel May
A romantic comedy adventure con mucho pasion! In her first days of separation from a philandering husband, Barbara encounters a sixteenth-century conquistador in her twenty-first century living room. Though she's previously revelled in flam...
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Bel Canto
Sep 11, 2003 - Oct 18, 2003
Playwright: Daniel Alexander Jones
Director: Jasson Minadakis
Berkeley-boy Benjamin Turner turns sweet sixteen in 1978. His bi-racial, Californian strut makes him out of step in the world of Springfield, Massachusetts -- until he meets Terrence, an outcast with a secret, and larger-than-life former opera diva, ...
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2002-03 Season

Trouble In Mind
Jan 30, 2003 - Mar 8, 2003
Playwright: Alice Childers
Director: Rachel May
Wiletta Mayer is a successful actress by all standards. She works steadily, respected by her fellow artists and beloved by audiences. When "just another role" provokes a quiet revolution in her conscience, Wiletta must choose between her life's calli...
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Jane Eyre
Nov 14, 2002 - Dec 15, 2002
Playwright: Charlotte Bronte adapted for stage by Julie Beckman
Director: David Crowe
Jane Eyre was adapted for the stage by Julie Beckman, a company member of Seattle's Book-It Repertory Theatre. Book-It's mission is "to transform great literature into great theatre through simple and sensitive production, and to inspire our a...
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Gypsy
Sep 12, 2002 - Nov 2, 2002
Playwright: Jule Styne, Arthur Laurents, and Stephen Sondheim
Director: Emma Griffin
Just how far will a mother go to make her little girl a star? The last, desperate gasps of vaudeville provide the backdrop for Gypsy, a timeless story of ambition and family. Featuring classic songs like "Let Me Entertain You" and "Everything's Comin...
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Apr 29, 2002 - Jun 16, 2002
Playwright: Words by John Cameron Mitchell, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Trask
Director: Randee Trabitz
Who's never had a rock-n-roll fantasy? Hedwig, an East German "slip of a girly boy" claws her way across the Berlin wall to the land where dreams really do come true. Dwayne's Range, a tattered country music bar outside Philips Arena, may not seem fe...
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Manna
Mar 4, 2001 - Apr 10, 2001
Playwright: Steve Murray
Director: Wier Harman
A World Premiere Coproduction with Theater Emory It's 2002 and the world is spinning faster now. And faster still from credit cards and cell phones and phone sex and stop it all--for the love of a boy with puppy dog eyes. One sunny day litt...
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2001-02 Season

Beautiful Thing
Apr 29, 2002 - Jun 5, 2002
Playwright: Jonathan Harvey
Director: David Crowe
Jamie and Ste (short for Steve) are teenage neighbors in a working-class housing project in London. Jamie is bookish and shy while Ste is more athletic. Neither one has an ideal home life: Jamie's mother Sandra is bitter over her financial situation ...
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The Wooden Breeks
Mar 4, 2002 - Apr 10, 2002
Playwright: Glen Berger
Director: Wier Harman
Lovemaking and undertaking are both major elements in Actor's Express' The Wooden Breeks, but in its simplest terms, the play is the tale of a quirky town. It unfolds as a hearthside story told by a cynical tinker (Theo Harness) to a much-abused orph...
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Rediscovered Voices Rep Project presents:
The Doll Plays
Jan 8, 2002 - Feb 13, 2002
Playwright: Alva Rogers
Director: Peter DuBois
Alva Rogers wrote the doll plays to pay tribute to a real woman named Lenon Hoyte, aka "Aunt Len" (Mitchell-Leon), who devoted her life to collecting thousands of rare dolls and maintaining a Harlem doll museum. The real Aunt Len died in 1999, and th...
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Rediscovered Voices Rep Project presents:
Bee-Luther-Hatchee
Jan 8, 2002 - Feb 13, 2002
Playwright: Thomas Gibbons
Director: K. Elizabeth Stevens
Shelita Burns (Donna Biscoe), who edits a line of reprinted "lost" African-American classics, is the protagonist. Shelita has found a surprise best seller with the memoir Bee-luther-hatchee (an expression referring to the place you go "after hell"), ...
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Company
Nov 6, 2001 - Dec 13, 2001
Playwright: Stephen Sondheim, George Furth, and Hugh Wheeler
Director: John Ruocco
The clashing sounds and pulsing rhythms of New York City underscore this landmark "concept" show, considered by many to have inaugurated the modern era of musical theatre. Company follows our anti-hero bachelor Robert as he makes his way through a ...
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The Laramie Project
Sep 11, 2001 - Oct 18, 2001
Playwright: Moises Kaufman and Tectonic Theater Project
Director: Claudia Zelevansky
On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard's death became a national symbol of int...
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2000-01 Season

The Mystery of Irma Vep
Apr 29, 2001 - Jun 5, 2001
Playwright: Charles Ludlam
Director: Randee Trabitz
In The Mystery of Irma Vep, the late playwright Charles Ludlam set out to spoof as many gothic clichs using as few actors as humanly possible. Thus two men play multiple roles -- at times making costume changes that seem virtually instantaneous -- i...
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Fefu and Her Friends
Mar 4, 2001 - Apr 10, 2001
Playwright: Irene Fornes
Director: Wier Harman
Irene Maria Fornes' Fefu and Her Friends depicts a gathering of eight women at a large New England mansion, and the middle act consists of four scenes held at separate places in the facility. The audience divides into four groups, files through the t...
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The America Play
Jan 8, 2001 - Feb 13, 2001
Playwright: Suzan-Lori Parks
Director: Wier Harman
Once upon a time there was a theme park called the Great Hole of History. It was a popular spot for honeymooners who, in search of "post-nuptial excitement," would visit this hole and watch the daily historical parades. One of these visitors was a ma...
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Loot
Nov 6, 2000 - Dec 13, 2000
Playwright: Joe Orton
Director: K. Elizabeth Stevens
We find McLeavey (Daniel Burnley), "the leading Catholic layman in a radius of 40 miles," grieving over the casket of his late wife. It's the day of the funeral, and the widower must contend with his faithful, randy Nurse Fay (Donna Wright) and his s...
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The Illusion
Sep 11, 2000 - Oct 18, 2000
Playwright: Adapted by Tony Kushner, after Corneille
Director: Wier Harman
A dominant figure in seventeenth-century French theater, Pierre Corneille created over thirty dramatic works including The Illusion written in 1635. Corneille later characterized the play as a strange monster, bizarre and extravagant. In The Illus...
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1999-2000 Season

The Dying Gaul
Apr 29, 2000 - Jun 5, 2000
Playwright: Craig Lucas
Director: Nancy Keystone

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The Gimmick
Mar 4, 2000 - Apr 10, 2000
Playwright: Dael Orlandersmith
Director: Chris Coleman
THE GIMMICK tells the story of Alexis and Jimmy, a pair of outsiders who forge a friendship through their shared passion for art. Theirs is a love more powerful than the ghetto gimmicks that devastate much of the Harlem of their youth. When one falls...
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Violet
Jan 8, 2000 - Feb 13, 2000
Playwright: Jeanine Tesori and Bryan Crawley
Director: Bill Fennelly
"Violet" makes its Southeastern Premiere at Actor's Express. Since 1988, Actor's Express has delivered some of the most creative and award-winning theatre in Atlanta, and this season has proven to be no exception. Actor's Express presents the Southe...
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Handler
Nov 6, 1999 - Dec 13, 1999
Playwright: Robert Schenkkan
Director: Chris Coleman
The rural South. Present day. Geordi has just been released from prison. He and his wife, Terri, a member of the Holiness Way sect, struggle to re-build their marriage. One night in service, Geordi handles snakes for the first time and is bitten in t...
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Rescue & Recovery
Sep 11, 1999 - Oct 18, 1999
Playwright: Steve Murray
Director: Chris Coleman

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1998-99 Season

A Doll's House
Mar 4, 1999 - Apr 10, 1999
Playwright: adapted by Frank McGuinness from Ibsen
Director: Nacy Keystone

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As Bees in Honey Drown
Jan 8, 1999 - Feb 14, 1999
Playwright: Douglas Carter Beane
Director: Pat Cook

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The Devils
Nov 6, 1998 - Dec 14, 1998
Playwright: adapted by Elizabeth Egloff from Dostoevskey
Director: Chris Coleman

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Once Upon a Mattress
Sep 11, 1998 - Oct 18, 1998
Playwright: Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer and Mary Rodgers
Director: Chris Coleman

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1997-98 Season

Six from the Rainbow: A Gay and Lesbian Play Festival
Jun 21, 1998 - Jul 14, 1998

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Auntie Mame
Apr 29, 1998 - Jun 5, 1998
Playwright: Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Director: Chris Coleman

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Turn of the Screw
Mar 4, 1998 - Apr 10, 1998
Playwright: adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from Henry James
Director: Pat Cook

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Candida
Jan 8, 1998 - Feb 14, 1998
Playwright: Bernard Shaw
Director: Chris Coleman

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The Birthday Party
Nov 6, 1997 - Dec 13, 1997
Playwright: Harold Pinter
Director: Peter Ganim

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Wonderful Town
Sep 11, 1997 - Oct 18, 1997
Playwright: Leonard Bernstein
Director: Chris Coleman

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1996-97 Season

Love! Valour! Compassion!
Apr 29, 1997 - Jun 14, 1997
Playwright: Terrence McNally
Director: Chris Coleman

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Oklahoma
Mar 4, 1997 - Apr 10, 1997
Playwright: Rodgers & Hammerstein
Director: Chris Coleman

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Sailing to Byzantium
Jan 8, 1997 - Feb 13, 1997
Playwright: Sandra Deer
Director: Chris Coleman

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Raised in Captivity
Nov 6, 1996 - Dec 13, 1996
Playwright: Nicky Silver
Director: Peter Ganim

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The Misanthrope
Sep 11, 1996 - Oct 18, 1996
Playwright: Moliere
Director: Nancy Keystone

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1995-96 Season

The Harvey Milk Show (remounted for the Cultural Olympiad)
Jun 20, 1996 - Aug 15, 1996
Playwright: Dan Pruitt and Patrick Hutchison
Director: David H. Bell

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Italian American Reconciliation
Apr 26, 1996 - Jun 4, 1996
Playwright: John Patrick Shanley
Director: Kenneth Roberts

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Three Sisters
Mar 4, 1996 - Apr 10, 1996
Playwright: Chekhov
Director: Nancy Keystone

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Oleanna
Jan 8, 1996 - Feb 13, 1996
Playwright: David Mamet
Director: Peter Ganim

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Twelth Night
Nov 6, 1995 - Dec 20, 1995
Playwright: Shakespeare
Director: Chris Coleman

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A Bright Room Called Day
Sep 11, 1995 - Oct 18, 1995
Playwright: Tony Kushner
Director: LuAnn Purcell

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1994-95 Season

Jeffrey
Jun 15, 1995 - Aug 15, 1995
Playwright: Paul Rudnick
Director: Chris Coleman

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Women Playwrights Festival
Apr 27, 1995 - Jun 12, 1995

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Hamlet
Mar 4, 1995 - Apr 11, 1995
Playwright: Shakespeare
Director: Nancy Keystone

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Philadelphia Story
Jan 7, 1995 - Feb 18, 1995
Playwright: Philip Barry
Director: Susan Sheppard

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Cloud 9 (remount)
Nov 6, 1994 - Dec 20, 1994
Playwright: Caryl Churchhill
Director: Chris Coleman

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Picnic
Sep 11, 1994 - Apr 18, 1994
Playwright: William Inge
Director: Chris Coleman

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1993-94 Season

Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love
Apr 27, 1994 - Jun 15, 1994
Playwright: Brad Fraser
Director: Nancy Keystone

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Man and Superman
Mar 4, 1994 - Apr 15, 1994
Playwright: George Bernard Shaw
Director: Chris Coleman

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Speed-the-Plow
Jan 8, 1994 - Feb 15, 1994
Playwright: David Mamet
Director: LuAnn Purcell

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Looking for A City
Nov 6, 1993 - Apr 19, 1993
Playwright: Chris Coleman
Director: Chris Coleman

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Approaching Zanzibar
Sep 11, 1993 - Oct 15, 1993
Playwright: Tina Howe
Director: Stephen Petty

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1992-93 Season

You, the Night and the Music (an original caberet)
Apr 27, 1993 - Jun 21, 1993

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Fool for Love
Mar 4, 1993 - Apr 15, 1993
Playwright: Sam Shepard
Director: Chris Coleman

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Passion
Jan 8, 1993 - Feb 15, 1993
Playwright: Peter Nichols
Director: Chris Coleman

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The Women
Nov 6, 1992 - Dec 20, 1992
Playwright: Clare Booth Luce
Director: Stephen Petty

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The Harvey Milk Show (1992 remount)
Sep 11, 1992 - Oct 15, 1992
Playwright: Dan Pruitt and Patrick Hutchison
Director: Stephen Petty

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1991-92 Season

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea
Jun 23, 1992 - Aug 15, 1992
Playwright: John Patrick Shanley
Director: Tim Habeger

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StandUp Tragedy
Apr 25, 1992 - Jun 5, 1992
Playwright: Bill Cain
Director: Chris Coleman

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Traps (remount)
Mar 3, 1992 - Apr 15, 1992
Playwright: Caryl Churchhill
Director: Chris Coleman

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The Caucasian Chalk Circle
Jan 9, 1992 - Feb 15, 1992
Playwright: Bertolt Brecht
Director: Chris Coleman

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Glengarry Glen Ross
Nov 6, 1991 - Dec 15, 1991
Playwright: David Mamet
Director: LuAnn Purcell

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The Harvey Milk Show
Sep 11, 1991 - Oct 15, 1991
Playwright: Dan Pruitt and Patrick Hutchison
Director: Stephen Petty

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1990-91 Season

The Bacchae
Jun 26, 1991 - Aug 8, 1991
Playwright: Euripides
Director: Chris Coleman

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Summer & Smoke
May 4, 1991 - Jun 13, 1991
Playwright: Tennessee Williams
Director: Heidi Cline

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Hungry to Bed
Mar 23, 1991 - Apr 28, 1991
Playwright: Steve Murray
Director: Chris Coleman

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Drinking in America
Feb 17, 1991 - Mar 15, 1991
Playwright: Eric Bogasian
Director: Chris Coleman

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The Gift of the Magi
Jan 8, 1991 - Feb 15, 1991
Playwright: Peter Eckstrom
Director: Chris Coleman

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Five Great Songs from First Grade
Nov 6, 1990 - Dec 20, 1990
Playwright: Company generated piece
Director: Stephen Petty

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Ponce de Leon: the Play
Sep 11, 1990 - Oct 18, 1990
Playwright: R. Cary Bynum
Director: Chris Coleman

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1989-90 Season

Cloud 9
Jun 11, 1990 - Jul 16, 1990
Playwright: Caryl Churchill
Director: Chris Coleman

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The Cherry Orchard
Apr 22, 1990 - May 20, 1990
Playwright: Anton Chekhov
Director: Chris Coleman

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The Dreamer Examines His Pillow
Mar 4, 1990 - Apr 10, 1990
Playwright: John Patrick Shanley
Director: Chris Coleman

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Zero Positive
Jan 6, 1990 - Feb 13, 1990
Playwright: Harry Kondoleon
Director: Ann Reynolds

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Laughing Wild
Nov 22, 1989 - Dec 22, 1989
Playwright: Christopher Durang
Director: Chris Coleman

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Life is a Dream
Nov 6, 1989 - Dec 16, 1989
Playwright: Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Director: Chris Coleman

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Light Up the Sky
Sep 18, 1989 - Oct 16, 1989
Playwright: Moss Hart
Director: Chris Coleman

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1988-89 Season

The Vision: A New Age Satire
Mar 14, 1989 - May 16, 1989
Playwright: Ronda Kustick
Director: Harold Leaver

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Traps
Jan 16, 1989 - Feb 16, 1989
Playwright: Caryl Chruchill
Director: Chris Coleman

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The Good Woman of Setzuan
Nov 6, 1988 - Dec 16, 1988
Playwright: Bertolt Brecht
Director: Chris Coleman

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Reckless
Sep 16, 1988 - Oct 20, 1988
Playwright: Craig Lucas
Director: Chris Coleman

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