Actor’s Express Closes Season 28 with Romantic Comedy Significant Other
ATLANTA, GA – February 3, 2016 – Actor’s Express closes its 2015-2016 season with the romantic comedy Significant Other by Joshua Harmon, running May 21 – June 19. The Express run of Significant Other is currently the only sanctioned production in the country aside from the play’s acclaimed world premiere at Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City last summer. The original production was a New York Times Critic’s Pick and the paper heralded the show as, “as richly funny as it is ultimately heart-stirring.”
Harmon, who was the National New Play Network Playwright in Residence at Actor’s Express during the 2010-2011 season, also wrote Bad Jews, which enjoyed a successful run at Actor’s Express last year and was the third most produced show in the country last season. Of producing Harmon two years in a row, Actor’s Express Artistic Director Freddie Ashley says, “Joshua Harmon finds humor in the complexities of contemporary life like no other young writer in America today. I’m thrilled to follow up his play Bad Jews with this fresh, funny, moving comedy.”
Performances of Significant Other are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets start at $26 and may be purchased online at actors-express.com or by calling 404-607-7469.
ABOUT THE PLAY
By Joshua Harmon
May 21 – June 19, 2016
From the playwright of the smash-hit Bad Jews!
Jordan Berman is looking for Mr. Right. As each of his close-knit girlfriends begin coupling off, he navigates the uneasy transition from gay best friend to bridesman. Through it all, he wades through a string of workplace crushes, awkward first dates and romantic misadventures of his own, wondering if he’ll ever find true love. AE favorite Joshua Harmon goes from Bad Jews to bad dates in this critically-acclaimed comedy about searching for love and moving on.
PERFORMANCE DATES & TICKETS
Previews: May 18-20, 2016 at 8 PM, $20
Opening Night: May 21, 2016 at 8 PM, $40
Regular Performances: May 22 – June 19, 2016
Tickets for regular performances start at $26. Performance times are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM.
*Ticket prices are subject to availability. Order early for best pricing. 8% sales tax will be added to all orders.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Joshua Harmon’s plays include Bad Jews (Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel nominations, Best Play) and Significant Other, both of which had their world premieres at the Roundabout Theatre. Bad Jews was the third most produced play around the country last season, ran for five months on the West End in London after sold-out productions at Theatre Royal Bath and the St. James, and has been produced in Australia, Canada, Israel and South Africa. His plays have also been produced and developed by Manhattan Theatre Club, The O’Neill, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Hangar Theatre, and Actor’s Express, where he was the 2010-2011 National New Play Network Playwright-in-Residence. Fellowships include MacDowell, Atlantic Center for the Arts, SPACE at Ryder Farm, and the Eudora Welty Foundation. A graduate of Juilliard, he is under commission from Roundabout and Lincoln Center.
Lee Osorio* - Jordan
Diany Rodriguez* - Laura
Judy Leavell* - Helene
Cara Mantella - Kiki
Brittany Inge - Vanessa
Edward McCreary - Tony/Will/Conrad
Jeremy Aggers - Evan/Gideon/Roger
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association
Jessica Holt - Director
Shannon Robert - Scenic Designer
D. Connor McVey - Lighting Designer
Abby Parker - Costume Designer
Preston Goodson - Sound Designer
Suzanne Morris - Properties Designer
Alicia Quirk - Stage Manager
Clifton Guterman - National New Play Network Producer in Residence
Sheila Oliver - Casting Director
WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS
Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund
City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs
Fulton County Board of Commissioners
The Shubert Foundation
Holland IT Consulting
ABOUT ACTOR’S EXPRESS
Since our founding in 1988, we have sought to nurture the next generation of playwrights through workshops, readings, and full productions of new plays; to develop and nurture Atlanta's artistic community through theatre training; to catalyze the dialogue essential to the vitality of our neighborhood and our city; and to enhance Atlanta's reputation nationally as a thriving center for live performance.
Actor’s Express is located on the west side of Atlanta in the King Plow Arts Center at 887 W. Marietta Street, Suite J-107, Atlanta, Georgia 30318.