Another show of interest to the LGBT community is Ike Holter’s “Exit Strategy,” ‘The Legend of Georgia McBride’ March 18 – April 16 Actor’s Express 887 W. Marietta St., Atlanta, GA 30318 www.actorsexpress.com ‘Exit Strategy’ Through March 18 True Colors Theatre Company at Southwest Arts Center 915 New Hope Road. S.W., Atlanta, GA 30331 www.truecolorstheatre.org being staged by True Colors Theatre Company. Actor Matt Busch plays Ricky, an assistant principal in a school having to close down. As it does, tensions flare in the district, and he is tasked with dealing with all the teachers and their various reactions.
The character is gay, something the audience discovers very early on, but who he is in a relationship with is not widely known by his colleagues.
“Ricky is uncomfortable showing affection in the workplace, in case it is perceived as an inappropriate relationship,” Busch said. “He pretends that people don’t know about him when in fact they do.”
As part of his research, he talked to fellow administrators to get their take on how internal relationships are perceived – and what happens when they are unearthed, as it does in the context of this acclaimed work.
Matthew Busch (l) and Ralph Del Rosario star in True Colors Theatre Company’s ‘Exit Strategy.’ (Photo by Greg Mooney)