In Love! Valour! Compassion!, a past hit for Actor's Express, playwright Terrence McNally examined a group of gay men over a single summer. In SOME MEN, McNally expands his canvas to encompass changes in gay life over 80 years of American experience, beginning Thurs., MAY 1. For Some Men's witty, bittersweet history lesson, Alliance Theatre associate artistic director Kent Gash directs a cast that includes Tim Batten, Will Cobbs, Don Finney, Louis Gregory, Tom Thon and Jacob Wood and such Express regulars as John Benzinger, Steve Emmanuelson and Doyle Reynolds. Through May 31. $22-$27. Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 5 p.m.; May 18, 2 p.m. Actor's Express, 887 W. Marietta St. 404-607-7469. www.actors-express.com.