Friendship, love and coming of age in the Louisiana bayou

Synopsis

As an epic storm gathers in the distance, the currents of young Marcus’ life swirl toward a passage of self-discovery. As he comes to grips with his own burgeoning sexual identity, Marcus must look to the secrets of his family’s past to understand his future. From the staggeringly talented playwright of Choir Boy and In the Red and Brown Water, this uncommonly magical play will draw you into a world like nothing you’ve ever seen on the AE stage.

Pumped full of a senses-heightening oxygen that leaves you tingling. The New York Times
Marcus is an engaging, gently provocative, universal tale. San Francisco Chronicle
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Cast & Creative Team

Running Time

2 hours + 10 minute intermission

Performances

Director's Rough Cut
March 25 at 8 pm

Previews
Marcus 26 & 27 at 8 pm

Opening Night
March 28 at 8 pm

Regular Performances
March 29 - April 26
Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

From the audience

From the Critics

"In the end, the show’s sharp writing, its atmospheric setting, the fine cast and the playwright’s ability to dramatize the way in which an interior struggle connects to a larger world make for a moving performance." artsatl ArtsATL Andrew Alexander,
"So does [Robinson] strike a lovely balance between the profoundly serious drama of the piece and, yes, its genuinely warm comedy — essentially offsetting certain “infections of the soul” with an admittedly “funky little attitude." Atlanta-Journal-Constitution The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Bert Osborne,
"Sometimes everything comes together in a play. It’s happened with “Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet”; it’s as perfectly realized as anything I’ve ever seen at Actor’s Express." atlanta-intown Atlanta INtown Manning Harris,
"There's a magic to theater, and there are certain theatrical projects where everything just converges and you have this beautiful blend." Creative-Loafing-web Creative Loafing Keely L. Herrick,