by Andrea Lepcio

Directed by Jim Sorensen


“…smart, intense and powerfully topical…” -Arts Atlanta


American Stage is proud to present the first play discovered through our 21st Century Voices: New Works Festival. Ms. Lepcio’s STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR was selected among more than 300 submissions of new plays from across the country.

In this sexy romance turned thriller, Miriam, a young American woman, and Sameer, a Muslim man from Morocco, meet at a party and fall in love at first sight. When Sameer tells Miriam he’s undocumented, she offers to help, but is everything as it seems? A smart, riveting play that looks at love, truth, prejudice, and civil rights in the age of the Patriot Act.

MAY 23 – JUNE 17, 2018

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Spotlight Series: PROLOGUE

30 minutes prior to every performance

Arrive early and enjoy our interactive prologue series. The discussion will explore fascinating details about the play and the artists prior to select performances. FREE to STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR ticket holders

Spotlight Series: BEHIND-THE-SCENES

Guest Speaker: TBA
Date: Sunday, May 13 at 1PM

The perfect primer! Take a peek behind the curtain before the opening of STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR with this informative and entertaining presentation about the play, the playwright, and the American Stage artists who bring it all to life. Professor Emerita Dedee Aleccia will provide relevant details about the history and central themes of the play, while members of the artistic team will give an insider’s perspective on their process.

Pricing: $10 for General Public.
Free for American Stage Subscribers and Act 1 Club Members


Date: Tuesday, June 12 at 7PM

Great theatre inspires contemplation and challenges our assumptions while inviting us to come together for conversation and a deeper connection. From social and political hot-button issues to ethical dilemmas, American Stage’s Community Conversations dig deeper into the intriguing and sometimes provocative topics explored by our mainstage productions. Join a panel of local experts as they guide us through a lively discussion, and answer questions about the relevancy of the subject matter explored in the play.

Pricing: $10 for General Public.
Free for American Stage Subscribers and Act 1 Club Members


Spotlight Series: CHATBACK

Thursdays & Sundays, After Select Performances
STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR Thursday, May 31, & Sunday, June 3 & 10, 2018

Stick around immediately following select performances to talk with the cast and other audience members while the experience of the play is fresh! Ask questions about the play, the characters, and the process, plus respond to the story and ideas aroused by the production. Free for ticket holders to the performance.