Actor’s Express Stages Atlanta Premiere of Appropriate This Fall
ATLANTA, GA – August 4, 2016 – Actor’s Express stages the Atlanta premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ raucous dark comedy Appropriate October 29 – November 20, 2016. Winner of the 2014 Obie Award for Best New American Play, the Washington Post heralded the play as “biliously funny” and Time Out Chicago called it “an exceptionally brilliant piece of writing.” AE Artistic Director Freddie Ashely will direct, saying, “This deliciously subversive play is one of the best things I’ve ever seen at the Humana Festival for New American Plays. It is like a bowling ball to the gut, so fasten your seatbelts!”
Performances of Appropriate are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets start at $28 and may be purchased online at actors-express.com or by calling 404-607-7469.
ABOUT THE PLAY
By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Freddie Ashley
October 29 – November 20, 2016
A southern gothic sizzler with more secrets than you can shake a stick at.
2014 Obie Award Winner for Best New American Play.
In this raucous dark comedy, the dysfunctional Lafayette siblings descend on their ancestral Arkansas home to settle their father’s estate. When they start digging through an accumulation of hoarded junk, they uncover more than a crumbling plantation mansion. A disturbing secret discovered among the clutter launches them into a scorchingly funny theatrical family fight fest and forces them to question the father they thought they knew.
PERFORMANCE DATES & TICKETS
Previews: October 26-28, 2016 at 8 PM, $20
Opening Night: October 29, 2016 at 8 PM, $40
Regular Performances: October 30 – November 20, 2016
Tickets for regular performances start at $28. 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
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is a Brooklyn-based playwright whose credits include War (Lincoln Center/LCT3), Gloria (Vineyard Theatre; Pulitzer prize-finalist), Appropriate (Signature Theatre; Obie Award), An Octoroon (Soho Rep; Obie Award) and Neighbors (The Public Theater). He is a Residency Five playwright at Signature Theatre and is under commissions from LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, MTC/Sloan, and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. His recent honors include the Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama, the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Theatre Award, the Benjamin H. Danks Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Steinberg Playwriting Award, and the inaugural Tennessee Williams award. In addition to holding an MA in Performance Studies from NYU, Branden is also a graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at the Juilliard School. He currently teaches in the Hunter College Playwriting MFA Program, where he is a Master-Artist-in-Residence.
Jan Wikstrom* - Toni
Kevin Stillwell - Bo
Bryan Brendle - Franz
Cynthia Barrett* - Rachael
John Osorio - Rhys
Devon Hales - Cassidy
Alexandra Ficken - River
Dylan Gage Moore - Ainsley
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association
Freddie Ashley - Director
Isabel & Moriah Curley-Clay - Scenic Designers
|Mary Parker - Lighting Designer
|Preston Goodson - Sound Designer
Katy Munroe - Costume Designer
Kimberly Townsend - Properties Designer|
David Sterritt - Fight Choreographer
Emma Palmer McVey - Stage Manager
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
The Imlay Foundation
James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation
Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc.
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.