ATLANTA: Actor’s Express has announced its 32nd season, featuring an O’Neill classic, a Hitchcockian thriller, and a musical coming-of-age story.
The season will kick off with Skintight (Sept. 18-Oct. 13), by Joshua Harmon. Jodi Issac is met with some unnerving news after flying across country to visit her fashion mogul father. Her 70-year-old dad has a boyfriend 50 years his junior, and he’s a porn star. Artistic director Freddie Ashley will direct.
Up next is Downstairs (Oct. 30-Nov. 24), by Theresa Rebeck, about a woman juggling a volatile husband and her unstable little brother who has come to stay in their basement. Donya K. Washington will direct.
Following is Fun Home (Jan. 8-Feb. 16, 2020) with music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, and based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. Alison dives into her past to search for the moments that shaped who she is today. Ashley will direct.
After that is The Brothers Size (March 11-April 11, 2020) by Tarell Alvin McCraney, about two brothers in the Louisiana who reunite after one has been released from prison. Eric J. Little will direct.
The season will close with Desire Under the Elms (May 13-June 21, 2020), about a family butting heads over an inheritance on a rural New England farm. Ashley will direct.
Actor’s Express, founded in 1988, strives to enrich Atlanta’s live theatre scene by producing contemporary and new pieces through workshops, readings, and full length productions.