Announcing Season 28!

Posted on May 07, 2015

We are thrilled to announce the lineup for Season 28 at Actor's Express. In 2015-16 you will see six outstanding plays (instead of the usual five), three of which are world premieres!

Stupid F*cking Bird
By Aaron Posner
Directed Freddie Ashley
Atlanta Premiere

September 12 – October 11, 2015

Sometimes you just want to give the world the bird.

Love! Art! Revolution! A passionate young director fights for the future of his art while competing with a famous novelist for the affections of a beautiful young actress. His mother, an aging Hollywood star, struggles with fading youth and her lover’s wandering eye. And through it all, everyone discovers the disappointments and joys of life and love. In its Atlanta premiere, this award-winning play by Aaron Posner (My Name is Asher Lev) hilariously smashes the absolute f*ck out of Anton Chekhov’s classic The Seagull.

The Thrush and the Woodpecker
By Steve Yockey
Directed Melissa Foulger
Starring Kathleen Wattis
World Premiere

October 31 – November 15, 2015

Danger and vicious humor collide in this shocking revenge thriller.

Brenda Hendricks tries to repair a fractured relationship with her son Noah, who has hastily returned home from college following an act of vandalism. When a mysterious visitor arrives at their remote Northern California home bearing dangerous secrets from Brenda’s past, the three find themselves on a collision course with betrayal and revenge. This white-knuckled thriller promises plot twists, gasps and the gripping theatricality you’ve come to expect from Steve Yockey.

Blackberry Winter
By Steve Yockey
Directed Adam Fristoe
Starring Carolyn Cook
A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere and a Co-Production with Out of Hand Theater

November 6-22, 2015

When memory fades, love endures

Vivienne struggles with caring for her mother, an Alzheimer’s patient whose condition is showing signs of deterioration. In some of Yockey’s most poignant writing to date, she confesses and confronts the myriad challenges of caring for someone who is vanishing slowly before her very eyes. Running in rotating repertory with The Thrush and the Woodpecker.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Book by Hugh Wheeler, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Freddie Ashley
Starring Kevin Harry

January 23 – February 28, 2016

Winner! Eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Score!

A wronged barber escapes from prison, returning to his native London to exact revenge on the corrupt judge who unjustly imprisoned him and stole his wife and child. When he joins forces with the lonely piemaker Mrs. Lovett, he sets into motion a tale of lust, murder, revenge and some really twisted meat pie recipes. Sondheim’s electrifying masterpiece explodes off the AE stage with raw power and some of the best singing you’ll hear in Atlanta all year.

Serial Black Face
By Janine Nabers
Directed by Freddie Ashley
World Premiere

March 29 – April 23, 2016

A mother’s brave journey of loss, love and learning to choose life

Atlanta, 1979. The city is gripped by the 23 lives lost in the Atlanta Child Murders. Single mother Vivian copes with the disappearance of her young son while working tirelessly to give a fresh start to her troubled teenage daughter. When a handsome stranger enters her life with promises of new love, she soon learns that nothing is as it seems. This award-winning play by one of America’s most promising young playwrights pulses to life with extraordinary grace and raw emotional power.

Significant Other
By Joshua Harmon
Atlanta Premiere

May 21 – June 19, 2016

A romantic gay comedy 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 bittersweet comedy about searching for love and moving on.