An all-guys Catholic school, the rich and over-privileged, the hint of a sexual scandal. We’re so there. And no, it’s not on Bravo. This unfolds on the stage during the latest Actor’s Express production.
It’s “Good Boys & True,” which opened Jan. 17 to a packed theater at the King Plow Arts Center in West Midtown. The production takes place in the ‘80s at the private St. Joe’s Prep School, where the boys tend to be over-privileged and bound for Ivy League universities.
You can read more about the play, but we were more focused on the opening night reception last Sunday. That’s when audience members could nosh on wine and tasty treats, and mingle with the cast and crew. Sadly for the gay guys in the crowd, actor Louis Gregory (top photo) didn’t perform a repeat of the locker room scene in which he and Brent Rose strip down to their skivvies and share a tender moment.
Gregory, gay fans may remember, appeared last May in Terrence McNally’s “Some Men” at the theater, a sweeping comedy-drama that explored gay life through the ages and offered more than a glimpse of nudity (middle photo). Veteran theater writer Manning Harris, who was on hand for opening night, profiled Gregory last May for Atlanta Intown.
Sunday’s reception also offered Actor’s Express directors Freddie Ashley and Scott Clodfelter, several board members and other cast members, including Rose, Tess Malis Kincaid (bottom photo) and Stacy Melich.
The play runs through Feb. 13.