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Actor's Express Announces its 25th Anniversary Season!
The 2012-13 Season is our 25th Anniversary, so it is fitting that it is our biggest and most ambitious season ever! We've taken a look at the kinds of theatrical experiences you have come to expect from Actor's Express over the years and have translated that into an exciting season for the here and now. --Freddie Ashley, Artistic Director
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KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN
Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Terrence McNally
Based on the novel by Manuel Puig
Directed by 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 as a child and he conjures a beautiful and beguiling screen enchantress. The line between reality and fantasy begins to blur -- and the danger mounts -- in this mesmerizing classic from the songwriting team of Chicago and Cabaret and the four-time Tony Award winning author of Love! Valor! Compassion!
Winner of SEVEN Tony Awards, including BEST MUSICAL!
“Thrilling!” – New York Times
August 22 - October 7, 2012
By Steve Yockey
Directed by Melissa Foulger
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 chain of events that will alter the world as they know it. Throw in a peculiar narrator who knows more than she’s letting on and this savagely funny fairy tale for grown-ups twists and turns toward a breathtaking climax. From the deliciously wild imagination of Steve Yockey, Atlanta native and author of the Actor’s Express hit Octopus.
“(Yockey is) a fiercely imaginative and finely tuned new voice.” – San Francisco Chronicle
November 7 - December 2, 2012
BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON
Music and lyrics by Michael Friedman
Book by Alex Timbers
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 away from Native Americans – and looks HOT in a pair of skinny jeans. Uproarious and provocative, it’s a theatrical thrill ride that will rock your world!
“A goofy delight and a perversely affecting comment on the American temperament at the same time.” – New York Times
January 9 - February 17, 2013
By Peter Shaffer
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 discovery. This searing Tony-winning classic ran on Broadway for over 1200 performances and stands as one of the greatest plays of our time.
“A consummately effective piece of theater…a rattling good show.” – Wall Street Journal
March 20 - April 21, 2013
SEMINAR by Theresa Rebeck
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-famous author. The elite opportunity deteriorates into sardonic criticism as innocence and experience collide. No one is quite who they seem to be in this sharply funny piece, one of the biggest hits of the 2012 Broadway season.
May 15 - June 16, 2013