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Actor's Express Presents MARCUS; OR THE SECRET OF SWEET, 3/28-4/26

Actor's Express presents MacArthur 'Genius Grant' recipient Tarell Alvin McCraney's Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet March 28 - April 26, 2015. Stirring, uncommonly magical and fiercely humorous, Marcus is the coming-of-age tale of a young African-American man discovering his sexual identity in the Louisiana bayou. "McCraney is one of America's most visionary writers," says Actor's Express Artistic Director Freddie Ashley. "His work, like recent Atlanta favorites Choir Boy and In the Red and Brown Water, always takes the audience on a theatrical journey." Performances of Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets are $26-$45 and may be purchased online at or by calling 404.607.7469.


Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet

By Tarell Alvin McCraney

As an epic storm gathers in the distance, the currents of young Marcus' life swirl toward a passage of self-discovery. As he comes to grips with his own burgeoning sexual identity, Marcus must look to the secrets of his family's past to understand his future.


Tickets - $26-$45*

Director's Rough Cut

Wednesday, March 25 at 8 PM, Pay What You Can (at the door only)


Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27 at 8 PM, $20

Opening Night

Saturday, March 28 at 8 PM, $40 (includes reception with director and cast after the show)
Purchase tickets online at or by calling 404.607.7469. Group pricing is available. For info, email

*Ticket prices are subject to availability. Order early for best pricing. 8% sales tax will be added to all orders.


Marcus: Terry Guest
Ogun: Enoch King

Elegua: Bernardine Mitchell

Oba/Shun: Tiffany Mitchenor

Osha: Falashay Pearson

Shaunta Iyun: Ashley Tate
Terrell: Avery Sharp

Shua: Shon Middlebrook

Oshoosi: Olubajo Sonubi


Director: Karen Robinson

Scenic Designer: Kat Conley
Costume Designers: Isabel and Moriah Curley-Clay

Lighting Designer: Rebecca Makus
Sound Designer/Composer: Joel Abbot

Choreographer: Becca Potter
Stage Manager: Tracy Thomas


City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Fulton County Board of Commissioners
Turner Broadcasting
The Imlay Foundation


Kilpatrick Townsend Holland IT Consulting Cool Dog Interactive

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.

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