Actor’s Express celebrates 25th season with gay-favorites

The description from Actor’s Express:

Valentin, a Marxist revolutionary, and Molina, a gay window dresser, develop an uneasy friendship rooted in surviving life in a Latin American prison. As the bond between the two men deepens, Molina escapes to a fantasy world of the movies he loved as a child and he conjures a beautiful and beguiling screen enchantress.

The line between reality and fantasy begins to blur — and the danger mounts — in this mesmerizing classic from the songwriting team of Chicago and Cabaret and the four-time Tony Award-winning author of ‘Love! Valour! Compassion!’

Actor’s Express takes a bite out another thriller — and “savagely funny” —play “Wolves” directed by Melissa Foulger. A world premiere, “Wolves” is by Steve Yockey, one of the country’s youngest playwrights and an Atlanta favorite, says Ashley in a press release. The play opens Nov. 7.

Actor’s Express describes the plot of “Wolves” as:

Ben is a timid young city-dweller who freaks out when his roommate Jack brings home a big bad wolf for a one-night stand. When he tries to rescue Jack, Ben sets into motion a dangerous chain of events that will alter the world as they know it. Throw in a peculiar narrator who knows more than she’s letting on and this savagely funny fairy tale for grown-ups twists and turns toward a breathtaking climax.

The wide-variety of productions continues with “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” opening on Jan. 9. So, what is it about?

Andrew F**king Jackson screeches into town to turn it up and turn you on… This hilarious, sexy explosion of rock and roll re-imagines our nation’s seventh president as a rock god badass maverick who fights for the common man, wrestles the country away from Native Americans – and looks HOT in a pair of skinny jeans. Uproarious and provocative, it’s a theatrical thrill ride that will rock your world!  

From Ashley: “Imagine if this season’s hit ‘Spring Awakening’ had a love child with ‘Saturday Night Live’ and you have an idea of the wild, irreverent ride this show offers.”    

And now we clutch our pearls as Actor’s Express produces the play that made Harry Potter, er, Daniel Radcliffe and his naked body — full frontal, y’all — the talk of Broadway for months. It also won the Tony Award for Best Play. Ashley adds this play is as relevant today as it was when it premiered 40 years ago.

The play’s description:

Troubled young Alan Strang has blinded six horses and no one knows why. When ambitious psychiatrist Richard Dysart begins treating the boy, he launches into a dangerous odyssey through Alan’s complex psyche — igniting his own journey of self discovery. This searing Tony-winning classic ran on Broadway for over 1,200 performances.

The final show of the season can’t be revealed yet, Ashley says, as Actor’s Express works on getting licensing rights. It is a Broadway hit and he says when the seal the deal on the play, the theater “will shout it from the rooftops.”