Speakeysie News Desk — August 6, 2019
Actor’s Express opens its 32nd season with Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award winner Joshua Harmon’s blistering new comedy Skintight running September 18 – October 13, 2019. Directed by Actor’s Express Artistic Director Freddie Ashley, Skintight hilariously excoriates America’s obsession with youth, sex and physical beauty. Playwright Harmon has a long history with Actor’s Express, having served as the theatre’s National New Play Network Playwright in Residence in 2010. Since that time, Actor’s Express has produced Harmon’s hits Bad Jews (2015) and Significant Other (2016).
“It is an honor and a thrill to bring the work of Joshua Harmon back to the AE stage,” according to Ashley. “Since his time in residence at Actor’s Express, he has gone on to become one of the most commercially successful playwrights in America, as well as one the most critically acclaimed. We are proud of our association with Josh, and we believe Atlanta audiences are going to flip for this play.”
The cast is led by Atlanta favorites Chris Kayser and Wendy Melkonian.
Performances of Skintight are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets start at $20 and may be purchased online at actors-express.com or by calling 404-607-7469.
Skintight is supported by Directing Sponsors Kevin Dew & Hal Platt, Acting Sponsor John Ford and the Producing Team of Stephen Brown, Pace Huff and Ken Skalitzsky.
Skintight By Joshua Harmon Directed by Freddie Ashley September 18 – October 13, 2019
When Jodi Isaac flies across the country to visit her famous fashion mogul father for his 70th birthday, she finds that his posh downtown New York townhouse has a new resident: dad’s new boyfriend. Who is 20. And a porn star. This blistering comedy by Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Significant Other) hilariously excoriates America’s obsession with youth, sex and physical beauty.
PERFORMANCE DATES & TICKETS
Director’s Rough Cut: Wednesday, September 18 at 8 pm Previews: Thursday and Friday, September 19 and 20 at 8 pm Opening Night: Saturday, September 21 at 8 pm Regular Performances: September 22 – October 13, 2019 Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 2 pm
Purchase tickets online at actors-express.com or by calling 404-607-7469. Group pricing is available. For info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student tickets are always $20. Regular ticket prices range from $20 – $50. Ticket prices are subject to availability. Order early for best pricing.
WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS The Arthur M. Blank Foundation’s Audience Building Roundtable Bloomberg Philanthropies Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Metropolitan Arts Fund City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia Georgia Council for the Arts Holland IT Consulting Kilpatrick Townsend National Endowment for the Arts The Charles Loridans Foundation The Shubert Foundation Thompson Hine WarnerMedia
Major support is provided by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Major funding is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the
Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts.
ABOUT ACTOR’S EXPRESS Since our founding in 1988, we have sought to nurture the next generation of playwrights through workshops, readings, and full productions of new plays; to develop and nurture Atlanta’s artistic community through theatre training; to catalyze the dialogue essential to the vitality of our neighborhood and our city; and to enhance Atlanta’s reputation nationally as a thriving center for live performance. Actor’s Express is located on the west side of Atlanta in the King Plow Arts Center at 887 W. Marietta Street, Suite J-107, Atlanta, Georgia 30318.