Spring is in full bloom at the Express!
Posted on April 16, 2013
A week ago we presented a reading of Lee Nowell’s gripping new play Paper House about a woman in East Tennessee being brought to terms with her animal hoarding by her two adult children. The reading was very well attended and brilliantly performed by Atlanta favorites: Mary Lynn Owen, Carolyn Cook, Patti French, Jennifer Vala, and Matt Myers. Express favorite Kate Warner directed the reading with passion and wicked smarts.
There’s something about the act of reading a new play that feels like such a community event. The music stands, the bottles of water, and the simple work lights create an environment that allows a raw and beautiful exchange between the words of the play and the audience.
Meanwhile, Equus enters its last weekend at a full gallop (sorry – I had to), challenging audiences with its aggressive theatricality and moving discussion. It has been such a joy presenting a piece of theater that is a great example of the Express brand of theater. We will be sad to see it go.
Onward to Seminar and a totally awesome 80s dance party that will have you stretching out your spandex and realizing how many Madonna lyrics you still remember.