“Angels in America” “Part One: Millennium Approaches” premieres Jan. 11 and “Part Two: Perestroika” premieres Jan.18, running through Feb. 17 Actor’s Express 87 West Marietta St. Atlanta, GA 30318 www.actorsexpress.com company’s “Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 and 3)” last year. Wilkins is tackling the first part (“Millennium Approaches”) and Ashley is directing the second (“Perestroika”).
“What I’ve really liked about the process so far is the chance to collaborate directly with another director,” said Ashley. “As directors, we collaborate with actors and designers all the time, but we never get the opportunity to work with other directors. And when you have two directors who admire each other’s work and respect each other as much as Martin and I do, then there are some very exciting possibilities to work in a way that is completely new.”
While the shows are running in rep, both halves will be staged on Saturdays, “Millennium Approaches” in the afternoon and “Perestroika” at night. Ashley is also making it a point to partner with various nonprofit organizations in the area to be able to connect with diverse audiences.
Joe Sykes and Louis Greggory, left to right, in ‘Angels in America.’ (Photo by We Monsters)