After extending several weeks, The Dying Gaul, Craig Lucas' Off Broadway hit, closes Sept. 2 in a production at Atlanta's Actor's Express. Performances began July 6 for an original run through Aug. 12.
Grounded in deceit and sex, The Dying Gaul's love triangle is set among screenwriter Robert, his studio boss Jeffrey, and Jeffrey's wife, Elaine. When Robert and Jeffrey begin an affair based around getting the young writer's script made into a movie, Elaine decides not to ignore it but instead torture Robert with a twisted game in an internet chat room. Both a playwright and scriptwriter, Lucas' works include God's Heart, Prelude to a Kiss, "Longtime Companion" and "Reckless."
Nancy Keystone directs. Other Express credits include The Misanthrope, Hamlet and last season's A Doll's House.
Tickets are $25-$20 with preview tickets at $10 and the opening night gala at $65. For reservations, call (404) 607-SHOW.
* Next season at Actor's Express will include Tony Kushner's The Illusion (Sept. 14-28), Joe Orton's Loot (Nov. 9-Dec. 23), Suzan Lori-Parks' The America Play (Jan. 11-Feb. 24), Maria Irene Fornes' Fefu and Her Friends (March 8-April 21) and Charles Ludlam's The Mystery of Irma Vep (May 3-June 29).
-- By Christine Ehren