Trouble in Mind

01/30/2003 - 03/08/2003

Wiletta Mayer is a successful actress by all standards. She works steadily, respected by her fellow artists and beloved by audiences. When "just another role" provokes a quiet revolution in her conscience, Wiletta must choose between her life's calling and a new understanding of her place in the world. Never before produced professionally in Atlanta, The Express is proud to present Carol Mitchell-Leon in this bracing, little-seen comedy-drama -- a 1955 Obie Award winner, even -- by a remarkable playwright who dedicated her life to the depiction of the extraordinary strength of ordinary people.

Jane Eyre

Nov 14, 2002 - Dec 15, 2002

Jane Eyre was adapted for the stage by Julie Beckman, a company member of Seattle's Book-It Repertory Theatre. Book-It's mission is "to transform great literature into great theatre through simple and sensitive production, and to inspire."

Gypsy

09/12/2002 - 11/02/2002

Just how far will a mother go to make her little girl a star? The last, desperate gasps of vaudeville provide the backdrop for Gypsy, a timeless story of ambition and family. Featuring classic songs like "Let Me Entertain You" and "Everything's Coming Up Roses," Gypsy is a vivid retelling of the emergence of the little girl who would become the notorious Gypsy Rose Lee--with a little help from mom. The Express production of this landmark of musical theatre features cabaret sensation Libby Whittemore and a posse--say, 22--of Atlanta's finest performers.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

04/29/2002 - 06/16/2002

Who's never had a rock-n-roll fantasy? Hedwig, an East German "slip of a girly boy" claws her way across the Berlin wall to the land where dreams really do come true. Dwayne's Range, a tattered country music bar outside Philips Arena, may not seem fertile ground, but armed with an arsenal of AquaNet and a throbbing rhythm section, Hedwig dares the world to "Try and tear me down". Beyond the dancing fans, under the inches of makeup, and deep inside the words of her songs, Hedwig shows us all the path to real self-acceptance and love.

Manna

03/04/2001 - 04/10/2001

A World Premiere Coproduction with Theater Emory

It's 2002 and the world is spinning faster now. And faster still from credit cards and cell phones and phone sex and stop it all--for the love of a boy with puppy dog eyes. One sunny day little rich Lily meets Derek, a sweet boy who does research for Anna, an anthropologist who wants Richard really nastylike and he's, well, Lily's dad. Manna, the latest from the brilliant Steve Murray, turns out to be an intricate clockwork of a farce. When they tell us it's a small world, it's only because technology and "convenience" have crushed us real tight...