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SEASON 36 IS HERE

Welcome to Season 36!

Get ready for a season of exhilarating, authentic and groundbreaking stories.

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FREDDIE ASHLEY
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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LIBBY AT THE EXPRESS! – $40 – Dec. 14 – 17  
She’s back! Atlanta cabaret legend Libby Whittemore reprises her annual holiday show “Ho, Ho, Home for the Holidays and a Connie Sue Day Christmas” at Actor’s Express this December. 
THREE SHOW FLEX PACKAGE – $110
Pick any three shows to attend during the season, just call the box office and we will book your tickets in the best available seats. To buy for a friend just email the box office to let us know who to transfer the tickets over to!
LIBBY VALENTINES! – $40 –  FEB. 10
Atlanta cabaret legend Libby Whittemore sings songs of love a most romantic evening. 
IN THE MOOD FOR BURLESQUE- $40 or $100 vip for 2 – FEB. 14
Explore the art of the tease at a very “AE” burlesque show in partnership with our friends at Candybox Review. If you saw them opening night of Hedwig you know they will get you ready for anything. 
 

COMING SOON:

SHADOW PLAY

OCTOBER 23rd

BY QUINN XAVIER HERNANDEZ 
DIRECTED BY SAWYER ESTES

Come along on October 23rd at 7:30pm for this “coming of age  and then some” story with three main characters called They, Them, and Theirs. 

Dramaturg – Amber Bradshaw
Stage Manager – Emma Eisnaugle
They – Ash Anderson
Them – Niko Carleo
Theirs – Christina Leidel
Stage Direction – Dalyla McGee

To donate an item to an auction or sponsor the event, please email [email protected].

ONE MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

FEBRUARY 4 – 5, 2024

It’s back! One of the AE family’s favorite traditions makes its triumphant return! See around 60 one-minute plays brought to life by over 100 local playwrights, actors and directors. This unique event usually sells out, so grab your tickets as soon as you can. Individual tickets are $20.

NOT TO BE MISSED:

LIBBY’S AT THE EXPRESS

HO HO HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
DECEMBER 14 – 17, 2023

She’s back! Atlanta cabaret legend Libby Whittemore reprises her annual holiday show “Ho, Ho, Home for the Holidays and a Connie Sue Day Christmas” at Actor’s Express this December. 
A TRADITION LIKE NO OTHER

VALENTINE LOVE
FEBRUARY 10, 2024

Atlanta cabaret legend Libby Whittemore sings songs of love at Actor’s Express February 10, 2024. 

CUDDLE UP WITH SONGS OF THE SEASON

IN THE MOOD FOR BURLESQUE

February 14 at 8 PM

We’re peeling back the layers of passion through the
art of the tease at our Valentine’s Day Special, “In the
Mood for Burlesque!” Get ready to be swept off your
feet by Atlanta’s premier burlesque ensemble, The
Candybox Revue, in an unforgettable theatrical
burlesque experience. The Candybox Revue
confections are a delicious treat for the holiday! Dress
to impress, come as you are, bring just you, a friend, a date, or meet someone new! Tickets start at $40.

An Open Letter from the Metro Atlanta Arts Community in the Wake of the Lyric’s Closing

On Tuesday, March 7th, we were devastated to hear that the Atlanta Lyric Theatre has shut down after 42 seasons. Not only is its closing a loss for our vibrant industry, it is also an indicator that if left unchecked, the crisis in the theatre and arts sectors caused by the COVID-19 shutdowns will continue to ravage our community. To mitigate the ongoing effects of the crisis the arts leaders of Metro Atlanta have come together to call for systemic change that will allow the arts to thrive again. 

Please join us in this effort.

Isake Akanke and Candy McLellan in An Octoroon (2019). Photo by Casey Gardner Ford Photography.

Actor’s Express is located in the heart of West Midtown inside The King Plow Arts Center, one of Atlanta’s largest commercial, performing and visual arts centers.

Whether you’re coming to see your first AE performance or returning after some time away, check out our First Timer’s Guide to help you make the most of your visit.

As a non-profit theater organization, Actor’s Express relies on the support of our donors, season subscribers and single ticket buyers. However, ticket sales account for less than half of our operating funds. With the impact that current events have had on the arts community, your support is needed now more than ever. Please consider donating to help AE continue to create the type of bold and forward-thinking performances you won’t see anywhere else. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible.

Make an impact by donating today.

Jasmyne Hinson and Latrice Pace in The Color Purple; photo by Casey Gardner Ford Photography