Actor's Express to Stage Works by LaChiusa, Gionfriddo, Hare, Nowell and Ramirez

News   Actor's Express to Stage Works by LaChiusa, Gionfriddo, Hare, Nowell and Ramirez
 
Atlanta's Actor's Express will stage world premieres by Lee Nowell and Marco Ramirez, as well as Becky Shaw and See What I Wanna See as part of the company's 2010-2011 season.

The season will launch with Becky Shaw, Gina Gionfriddo's comedy about a blind date, Aug. 26-Sept. 25. Jill Hames will appear in the Pulitzer Prize finalist play.

The premiere of Atlanta playwright Nowell's Albatross will follow, running Oct. 21-Nov. 20. According to AE, "The story centers on a married couple revealing secrets in the aftermath of a friend's funeral. Each new revelation launches them deeper into a mystery and reveals that neither is quite what they seem. Albatross packs in exciting plot twists until the final moment. "

The holiday offering will be Every Christmas Story Ever Told, an irreverent three-actor, 90-minute piece that delivers on its title, Dec. 2-29.

Broadsword by Ramirez will premiere Jan. 13-Feb. 12, 2011. Chris Kayser will appear in the play that "tells the story of former members of a hard rock band who reunite briefly upon the disappearance and apparent death of Richie, a former band mate. A mysterious stranger arrives, spinning an outrageous story that just might hold the clue to Richie's disappearance."

Michael John LaChiusa's Rashomon-esque musical See What I Wanna See will be presented March 17-April 16, 2011. LaChiusa authored book, music and lyrics for the dark musical that is based on the short stories of Ryunosuke Akutagawa. David Hare's The Judas Kiss, about playwright Oscar Wilde's trial for indecency, will be staged by AE artistic director Freddie Ashley May 12-June 11, 2011. Clifton Guterman will star.

Actors Express will also welcome the return of cabaret performer Libby Whittemore for Libby's at the Express throughout the season. Performances will take place Sept. 30-Oct. 1; Dec. 10-19; Feb. 17-20, 2011; and June 16-19, 2011.

For tickets and further information visit Actors-Express. AE is located at 887 West Marietta St. in Atlanta, GA.

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