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Photo Flash: First Look at MARCUS; OR THE SECRET OF SWEET at Actor's Express

Actor's Express presents MacArthur 'Genius Grant' recipient Tarell Alvin McCraney's Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet, running March 28 - April 26, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

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. 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.

"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."

In the cast are Terry Guest, Enoch King, Bernardine Mitchell, Tiffany Mitchenor, Falashay Pearson, Ashley Tate, Avery Sharp, Shon Middlebrook and Olubajo Sonubi.

On the creative team are 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, dramaturg Jane S. Barnette, and stage manager Tracy Thomas.

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 actors-express.com or by calling 404.607.7469. 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.

Photo Credit: BreeAnne Clowdus

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Photo Flash: First Look at MARCUS; OR THE SECRET OF SWEET at Actor's Express
Terry Guest

Photo Flash: First Look at MARCUS; OR THE SECRET OF SWEET at Actor's Express
Bernardine Mitchell

Photo Flash: First Look at MARCUS; OR THE SECRET OF SWEET at Actor's Express
Tiffany Mitchenor and Falashay Pearson

Photo Flash: First Look at MARCUS; OR THE SECRET OF SWEET at Actor's Express
Terry Guest

Photo Flash: First Look at MARCUS; OR THE SECRET OF SWEET at Actor's Express
Ashley Tate and Falashay Pearson


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