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Famed play explores faith, sexuality through young man’s equine attraction

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After a long history with Actor’s Express, it’s only fitting that openly gay David Crowe is back with the company, this time directing the classic “Equus.”

Opening March 21, “Equus” – written in 1973 by Peter Shaffer — is the dark tale of Alan Strang (Kyle Brumley), a young man who has blinded a half dozen horses.  Psychiatrist Richard Dysart (Chris Kayser) is left to figure out why and treat Strang.

Considered a masterpiece, “Equus” is still staged regularly around the world but got a big modern-day boost when Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, performed the lead role of Alan in London in 2007 and again on Broadway in 2009 — bringing masses to see the play and to gawk at his full frontal nudity.

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

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The 2012-2013 marks the 25th anniversary of Actor's Express and from the schedule released today, there are plenty of options for gay audiences to applaud. A dead president in tight jeans, (potential) full nudity in "Equus" and a tantalizing love affair in "Kiss of the Spider Women" as well as more.

"Kiss of the Spider Woman," winner of seven Tony Awards, kicks off the season of the Atlanta theater on Aug. 22 and is directed by openly gay artistic director Freddie Ashley.