Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Yeah yeah, same old story, same old song and dance, my friends.

Well, it's time again to reconsider abandoning this website.  I just found out there's a Facebook group for audition listings, and it's great!  Culture Vulture is great at providing listings...so who needs me?

The domain for Theatrelouisville.org is expiring and I'm thinking, why not just let it go at long last.  if someone wants to buy the domain and take it over, please do!  I really don't want to keep paying for this site forever.  If you have any reviews posted here from years gone by, and want to get them - go ahead and copy 'em.  I had thought about moving back to KY but now I think I'll stay in the warm climate.  I hate cold weather.  We have the Dali Museum here!  Beaches!  Italian markets!  So what if the restaurants are terrible here. 

Seriously, if interested in taking over this site, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT THEAT.LOUISVILLE@GMAIL.COM

Take my site, please!

Saturday, November 1, 2014


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Billy is the youngest of three adult siblings in a boisterous family. He was born deaf and raised to read lips, but has never really been heard. When he meets Sylvia, who is losing her hearing and grew up using sign language, he is introduced to new perspectives that tug at the bonds that have defined his life until now. Tribes is an emotionally charged drama about the struggle to find a voice when no one’s truly listening, and the power of language to lock us out—or let us in. - See more at: http://actorstheatre.org/shows/tribes-2014-2015/#sthash.CoNbo9ZX.dpuf
by Nina Raine

Nov. Billy is the youngest of three adult siblings in a boisterous family. He was born deaf and raised to read lips, but has never really been heard. When he meets Sylvia, who is losing her hearing and grew up using sign language, he is introduced to new perspectives that tug at the bonds that have defined his life until now. Tribes is an emotionally charged drama about the struggle to find a voice when no one’s truly listening, and the power of language to lock us out—or let us in. - See more at: http://actorstheatre.org/shows/tribes-2014-2015/#sthash.CoNbo9ZX.dpuf

Nov. 11 - Dec. 7
by Nina Raine
directed by Evan Cabnet

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Fifth Third Bank’s
Written by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Barbara Field
Directed by Drew Fracher
November 25 – December 23, 2014

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein announce a magnificent new production of Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens, adapted by Barbara Field and directed by Drew Fracher. Dickens’ classic tale of hope and redemption finds extraordinary new life in this totally redesigned production featuring new sets, props and costumes and all the warmth of holiday music. Celebrate the splendor of the holidays with Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future in a spectacular new take on an old favorite. A Christmas Carol will preview November 25 and November 26, open November 28 and run through December 23 in the Pamela Brown Auditorium.

Actors Theatre has heralded in the holidays with this treasured classic for 39 seasons, making it the second longest continuous running production of A Christmas Carol in the country. Locally, it’s been cherished by generations of families who enjoy the exuberant arrival of the ghosts, the joyous music and Scrooge’s wonderful transformation while creating holiday memories that last a lifetime. Actors Theatre’s new production will feature beautiful period costumes designed by Kristopher Castle (True West), new scenery designed by Antje Ellerman (Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Appropriate and Gnit) and a plethora of new props, all lovingly built by Actors Theatre’s costume, prop and scenic artisans. Additional new design elements include; sound design by Matt Callahan, lighting design by Thomas Hase and Media Design by Philip Allgeier. Dickens’ beloved novella is brimming with unrivaled festive fun complete with soaring ghosts and cheerful carols that will charm audiences of all ages.

Actors Theatre is delighted to welcome Drew Fracher back to direct Dickens’ tale for the fourth consecutive year. Previously, Fracher has directed two seasons of A Christmas Story and A Tuna Christmas and has appeared as Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol. Former resident company member William McNulty returns as Scrooge in what will now be his 13th consecutive season in the role. He is joined by fellow Actors Theatre veteran Ann Hodapp, who is back for her twenty-second year with the production, as Mrs. Grigsby and Cook. Other returning talent includes Larry Bull as Jacob Marley, Tom Cunningham on Fiddle,  Celina Dean as Mrs. Cratchit, Sherman Fracher as Mrs. Fezziwig and Andy Gaukel as Fred and Mr. Fezziwig. Former Acting Apprentice (2013-2014) Emily Stout returns to Actors Theatre to make her debut in the role of Belle. Appearing at Actors Theatre for the first time are: Shanara Gabrielle as Ghost of Christmas Past, Lee Palmer as Ghost of Christmas Present, Benjamin Pelteson as Bob Cratchit, and John Preston as Narrator. They are joined by 12 members of Actors Theatre’s Acting Apprentice Company: Taylor Abels, Aaron Lynn, Ali Burch, Brian Muldoon, Cameron Benoit, Casey Wortmann, Collin Morris, Erika Grob, Joe Lino, John Ford-Dunker, Josh Bonzie and Ure Egbuho. In addition, this production includes ten young local actors: Elise Coughlin, Emmalee Kidwell, Gabe Weibel, Joseph Glazer, Julien Allen, Nadia Allen, Riley McNerney, and siblings Bailey and Calvin Ramirez, and their little brother Vaughn Ramirez, who is playing Tiny Tim.

Actors Theatre is committed to providing an accessible theatre-going experience and offers an open captioned performance on Saturday, December 6 at 2 p.m. and an audio described performance on Sunday, December 7 at 2 p.m. during the run of A Christmas Carol. For more information on our facilities and all services offered, visit actorstheatre.org/visit/plan-your-visit/.

Tickets are on sale to the public priced from $25 and can be purchased by calling the Actors Theatre Box Office at 502-584-1205 or online at ActorsTheatre.org. Children’s tickets, priced at 50% off for ages 5-14, are available with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket on select performances, Sunday-Thursday, November 25-December 14. Season Ticket holders also receive 20% off tickets for the entirety of the run. These discounts are not available online. Box Office restrictions and ticketing fees apply. Discounted rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling 502-585-1210.
Box Office: 502.584.1205

Actors Theatre 
Louisville’s favorite vampire is back, and he’s out for blood. This gothic fright-fest, based on the legendary novel by Bram Stoker, has become a Halloween cult classic. Dripping with suspense, Dracula is filled with thrills and chills to keep you on the edge of your seat. - See more at: http://actorstheatre.org/shows/fifth-third-banks-dracula-2014-2015/#sthash.dXLUMr6u.dpuf
316 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
502-371-0956 TDD

Phantom of the Opera

Nov 9, 2014 at 1:00pm and 7:00pm

Continuing our Experimental Arts Program, we welcome back Camera Lucida for a unique event, as they present The Phantom of the Opera with live score performed by the Mothership Ensemble based on the film by Rupert Julian.

Roxell Karr - interactive video, electronics
Jon Silpayamanant – composition

Tickets: $10 for 1:00pm show, $15 for 7:00pm show

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Accidental Death of an Anarchist
by Dario Fo
Nov 13 - 22, 2014

Accidental Death of an Anarchist spins a real-life police custody incident in Italy 1969 into a zany, political satire. When The Maniac arrives at police headquarters to dissect this curious occurrence no-one on the force is a match for him; constables, inspectors, and the superintendent are as putty in his machinations - and then the press arrives! Italian playwright Dario Fo dips into the traditions of commedia to skewer institutional corruption in a way that is as relevant in 2014 as it was in 1969.

Adults - $15
Senior/Military/Students - $12

The Alley Theater
633 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Telephone - (502) 713-6178
Ticketing and Box Office - boxoffice@thealleytheater.org


At the Kentucky Center MeX
501 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
1.800.775.7777  ____________________________________________________________________________


Just LIKE Life
by Doug Schutte
World Premiere 

November 6 - 16 (all at 7:30 PM)

It's 1992.  A 20-something new father with very little drive falls asleep, and wakes up 20 years later to a world he barely recognizes.  Email, the web, smart phones.  It's a connected world where no one connects!

Meanwhile, his baby son is now a college student looking for fame and love...if he could only figure out what either of them actually mean.  The reality show currently filming at his school can only lead to answers.  (That's sarcasm).  

Ridiculous from the outset, Just Like Life asks the question: How do we connect with people when we're constantly connected to devices? 

Playwright Schutte: "I cut my teeth in the theatre world working on the classics, particularly working with Shakespeare.  And it astonishes me how--in the current age of information and technology--very few of the Shakespeare stories could actually work.  Combine that with a lifelong love of the works of Washington Irving, and you see a play develop that's one part Schutte ridiculousness, one part Romeo and Juliet, and one part Rip Van Winkle.  Combined, I think they make for one very fun...and enlightening...night of theatre."

The cast includes Ryan Watson, April Singer, Neil Brewer, Jane Mattingly, Jeremy Sapp, and Doug Schutte. 

Recommended for ages 16 and up.
Bard's Town
1801 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 749-5275


Bunbury at The Henry Clay Theatre
604 S. Third Street
Louisville, KY 40202 


I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
Book and Lyrics by Jimmy Roberts
Music by Joe DiPietro
Directed by Sarah Clark
Musical Directors: Kelly Hoffman and Wesley Thomas

Nov. 13-16, 2014
(Thu and Fri at 8pm, Sat at 2pm and 8pm, Sun at 2pm and 6pm)
At The Red Barn
near the Student Activities Center at U of L
For reservations email CAMT@gmail.com

J Michael’s Spa & Salon present…Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

October 23-November 9, 2014
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and libretto by Hugh Wheeler.

The show will bring murder and mayhem to the stage, along with some singing, dancing and much laughter.

The 1979 musical is based on a 1973 play by Christopher Bond about a 19th century London barber who goes on a murderous rampage and the baker who helps him by baking his victims into pies. Written by Stephen Sondheim with libretto by Hugh Wheeler, CenterStage will present Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Jewish Community Center Oct. 23-Nov. 9.

The show has won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book, Best Direction, Best Scenic and Costume Design and Best Acting Awards to Len Cariou and Angela Lansbury. Since its debut in 1979, the show has had two revivals (1989, 2005), several staged concerts and was made into a feature film starring Kentucky’s own Johnny Depp.

CenterStage artistic director, John R. Leffert described the show as “a dark comedy and a satirical social commentary. While the show is for an adult audience, it won’t be gory,” he said. “There will be no blood on the stage.”

“The CenterStage version will combine the revival version with a nod to the original play,” Leffert said. “The set, designed by Karl Anderson, will have an industrial, asylum-like feel,” he added.
The role of Sweeney Todd will be played by Austin Lauer, who wowed audiences as Melchior in Spring Awakening. Bringing to life Mrs. Lovett will be Jennifer Poliskie who also starred in Avenue Q as Merry Christmas.

“On a personal level, this is one of my bucket-list shows,” Leffert said. “I’m really excited to be directing this show. It’s brilliantly written, and is a director’s and designer’s dream to bring to life on the stage.”

You can also order by phone: 502-238-2709 
There is a small convenience fee for online ordering. If the performance you want to purchase tickets for does not appear in the list, please call the box office at 502-238-2709.

Follow CenterStage on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jccCenterStage  
MEMBER DISCOUNT NIGHTS: $4 off each ticket on OPENING NIGHT! Must call or purchase in person at the JCC to receive member discount. Tickets may not be exchanged for another night if member discount is applied.

Rush Tickets
$10 Rush tickets are now available as a new way to help patrons save on their CenterStage tickets! Rush tickets are only available for evening performances on Sunday, Monday and Thursday and ONLY if there are still tickets available for that performance! Up to 20 rush tickets will be sold for each performance. Rush tickets can only be bought in person the day of the performance from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the front desk of the JCC. After all 20 rush tickets are gone, there will be no more tickets sold at the rush price. Rush tickets will be limited to two per person.

3600 Dutchmans Ln.
Louisville, KY 40205

You Can't Take It With You

by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman

Directed by  J.R. Stuart
Nov. 7, 8, 13, 14, 15    at 8:00 pm & 
Nov. 9 at 2:00 pm 
At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful Sycamores are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine with the Sycamores on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. As the night proceeds, things become crazier and funnier

 Our cast…

Martin Vanderhof……….…Richard Seng
Penny Sycamore………..…Emily Miller
Paul Sycamore… …………Jay R. Lillie
Ed Carmichael… ………….Eric Sharp
Essie Carmichae………….Holly Wolak
Alice Sycamore…………….Courtney Glenny
Tony Kirby…………………Wes Yunker
Donald…………………….Alphaeus Green, Jr.
Rheba………………………Erica Denise
Anthony Kirby………………Michael Gaither
Miriam Kirby………………..Jane Burke
Boris Kolenkhov……………Jeff Ketterman
Grand Duchess Olga……….Francesca Kemper
Mr. DePinna………………… Jerry Prince
Wilbur Henderson…………..Kevin Swansey
Gay Welllngton……………..Janet Popp
The Man………………………Brian Dubois
Jim…………………………….Kevin Swansey
Mac…………………………..Owen Kane

301 E. Montgomery Ave.
Clarksville, IN 47129
or email questions@clarksvillelittletheatre.org
Those Aren't Pillows!

Damaged Goods is back at The Bard's Town! This Saturday, November 15th at 7:30pm we will be live with our unique brand of hilarious improv comedy! Grab some dinner and a few cocktails and have a few laughs with us. Tickets are only $10 cash at the door!

We will take your suggestions and turn them into hilarious situations in a series of short form improv games. You’ll not only get to laugh as you watch us perform but you may even get a chance to help us out on stage.

But don't take our word for it. Come find out for yourself why Damaged Goods continues to pack The Bard's Town to capacity and help us keep that tradition alive! We'll see you at the show!

The troupe will perform a 120 minute improv set beginning at 7:30 PM. The set will include some original games created by Damaged Goods and some fan favorites as well! Only $10 cash at the door!


Ken Ludwig’s

Derby Dinner Playhouse will present the comedy/thriller THE GAME’S AFOOT October 7 through November 16, 2014.  For ticket information please call 812-288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com 

Tina Jo Wallace as Madge Geisel and Brian Bowman as William Gillette

It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry.  But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous.  Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears.  The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit and is the perfect way to kick off the fall season!

THE GAME’S AFOOT was written by Tony Award-winning playwright, Ken Ludwig.  Other popular plays written by Ken Ludwig include: Lend Me A Tenor, Leading Ladies, and Moon Over Buffalo

Derby Dinner’s production of THE GAME’S AFOOT was directed by Bekki Jo Schneider.  The cast will include Brian Bowman, Tina Jo Wallace, David Myers, Elizabeth Loos, Janet Essenpreis, Rita Thomas, and more!

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It's A Wonderful Life

November 18 - December 31
Frank Capra’s film classic brought to vibrant theatrical life! An uplifting chronicle of the extraordinary lives of ordinary folk, this musical exhilarates the mind and heart and celebrates the innate goodness in us all. Book and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick with Music by Joe Raposo.

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Children's Theatre:
Magic Treehouse Series: Dinosaurs Before Dark
Oct 11th – Nov 15th 2014

Mitch Donahue as Jack; Marina Hart as Annie; Sandra Rivera as a Pteranodon (front)

Derby Dinner Playhouse will open their 2014-2015 Children's Musical Theatre Series with DINOSAURS BEFORE DARK on October 11, 2014. Public performances run October 11, 18, 25, November 1, & 15, 2014. For ticket information please call 812-288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.

What would you do if a tree house in your neighborhood could transport you anywhere you wanted to go? Jack and Annie find a mysterious tree house filled with books. While looking at a book about the age of dinosaurs, the tree house begins to spin and magically transports them into that time. On their adventure they learn all about dinosaurs, making friends, and about survival in the animal kingdom.

This musical is based on the first book in Mary Pope Osborne’s award-winning fantasy adventure Magic Tree House book series and was written by Jenny Laird with music & lyrics by Randy Courts.  Songs featured in DINOSAURS BEFORE DARK are “Friend or Foe”, “A Mother’s Work is Never Done”, “How Far Can You See?”, and more!

DINOSAURS BEFORE DARK is under the direction of Kevin Crain and the cast will include Mitch Donahue as Jack and Marina Hart as Annie. Other cast members are Bill Hanna, Sally Scott, J.R. Stuart, Chris Bryant, and Sandra Rivera.    

All public performances of DINOSAURS BEFORE DARK are on Saturdays with Breakfast at 9:00 a.m. and Lunch at 12:00 p.m. All performances feature a kid friendly menu and are one hour in length. This production is most suitable for ages 3 - 12.

School performances of DINOSAURS BEFORE DARK are scheduled on weekdays in October. Study Guides are made available that include pre and post production activities that extend the experience for the student and correlate to Common Core State Standards, Kentucky Core Academic Standards, and Indiana Academic Standards.   

A season ticket includes DINOSAURS BEFORE DARK, RUDOLPH, THE TOOTH FAIRY, and SLEEPING BEAUTY. Kid’s price as low as $7 each when you see all 4 shows!

Price:  Breakfast – $16.00; Lunch – $21.00
Time:  October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 15, 2014
9:00 A.M. Show 10:00 A.M.
12:00 P.M. Show 1:15 P.M.

Derby Dinner Playhouse | 525 Marriott Drive | Clarksville | IN | 47129

spacer The Girl of the Golden West
by Giacomo Puccini

Friday, November 14 at 8pm
Sunday, November 16 at 2pm

Not your typical western, Puccini’s LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST tells the story of a woman who owns a saloon, protects a keg of gold, preaches from the Bible, and will do anything to protect her outlaw lover.

Kentucky Opera
323 West Broadway, Suite 601
Louisville, KY  40202
(502) 584-4500

Performances are at the Brown Theatre


UnCaged/Desenjauladas is a reflection on the past decade of LFL's groundbreaking collaboration with women in Guatemala*, as they discovered their artistic voices by sharing their stories and creating theatre based on their experiences. Hot on the heels of the Guatemalans' first visit here in Louisville with LFL, this performance will be shared at Walden Theatre, as part of the 3rd Annual Slant Culture Theatre Festival.  
Slant audiences will witness the artistic journey of LFL artists and the Guatemaltecas over the last decade, as the Guatemalan women have used their newly discovered artistic voices to educate and uplift other women. This journey resonates with the national icon of the quetzal, a bird who does not sing when in captivity. The production will include scenes created in Guatemala, new work created this fall in the U.S.A., and video of both new and existing scenes.
UnCaged/Desenjualadas is directed by Jennifer Thalman Kepler and Kathi E.B. Ellis; photography, videography and media design by Holly Stone; performed by Shannon Woolley and Trina Fischer.

Saturday, Nov 15 at 5:30 pm
Thursday, Nov 20 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Nov 23 at 2:30 pm

Walden Theatre's Altspace
1123 Payne Street, 2nd floor

Tickets  - www.brownpapertickets.com



  • Music Alan Menken
  • Lyrics Jack Feldman
  • Book Harvey Fierstein
November 18-23

They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, Newsies has audiences and critics alike calling it “A musical worth singing about!” (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss.

Based on true events, Newsies tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right…and staying true to who you are.

The Kentucky Center
501 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 
Perfect Arrangement
by Topher Payne
Nov. 13 - 23, 2014
Lauren Argo as Millie & Laura Ellis as Norma
Tony Prince as Bob & Brent Gettelfinger as Jim

Set in Georgetown in the year 1950. McCarthyism is creeping its way through the government, and the U.S. Department of State has begun purging suspected homosexuals – or “deviants,” as they’re called – from the department’s ranks. The belief is that the so-called “questionable morals” of these individuals might make them more susceptible to communism. Norma, is a Depart- ment staffer who’s entered a supposedly “perfect arrangement”. She is married to Jim, a plucky young high-school teacher. And next door are the Martindales: Millie, a fastidious homemaker, and Bob, Norma’s boss. But the whole thing is a lie. Things are not as they would appear as secrets and real lovers are revealed going in and out …and through a closet.

Bar & House open at 6:45 p.m. Th, Fr, Sa & 
Bar & House open at 4:45 p.m. Su
House open at 1:30 p.m. Matinee (no bar) 

Tickets are $18 in advance / $20 day of show.  

The Henry Clay Theater
604 South 3rd Street, 3rd floor
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone number: 502-216-5502
Email: info@pandoraprods.org
Slant Culture Theatre Festival:

The Maids
by Jean Genet

See Walden Theatre (below) for more info

Nancy Niles Sexton Stage at Walden TheatreTICKETS ON SALE NOW @


801 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065
(502) 633-0222

For reservations call


The Kentucky Center
for the Performing Arts
501 W. Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

See Walden Theatre for Slant Culture Festival

Baron’s Theater 131 W. Main St.


Freedom Days

by Steve Friedman

Directed by Russell Vandenbroucke

November 19-23 8pm, November 23 3pm & 8pm

Part of the university's Project Progressive initiative, Freedom Days is a play containing four vignettes about everyday heroes of the Civil Rights movement.

*Note: Sunday (Nov. 23) will have an additional matinee performance at 3:00 PM.

Thrust Theatre 2314 South Floyd Street
Box Office - 502.852.6814.

Slant Culture Festival:

For 2014, the Festival again invited submissions from area companies and individuals to assemble a juried list of Slant Guests and productions special to the Festival. This year’s offerings include The Moth StorySLAM, Louisville Literary Association-INKY at Slant, Chris Anger, The Bard’s Town, Baby Horse Theatre Group, Melinda Beck, Cody Clark, Eve Theatre Company, Looking for Lilith Theatre Company, Marrow Street Theater, Theatre Farouche, Walden Theatre Alumni Company, and Walden Theatre Young Company.

Festival organizers will continue the juried selection process in the years to come, ensuring a diverse representation of viewpoints consistent with Slant Culture’s core values of experiment and growth.

In addition, the 2014 Festival includes a not-to-be-missed Launch Party featuring an acoustic evening with OVER THE RHINE. The critically-acclaimed duo kicks off the 2014 Slant Culture Theatre Festival on November 12 at Walden Theatre. Over the Rhine’s latest record is Meet Me at the Edge of the World, a fan-funded double-album inspired by the atmosphere of the couple’s rural Ohio home of the past eight years. This will be the biggest Slant Launch yet!

$12-SINGLE TICKET: Gateway Slant
$25-BUDGET PASS: All shows any Wed or Thu (excludes Launch Party)
$25-DAY PASS: Any single day Fri, Sat, or Sun
$45-WEEKEND PASS: Either 1st or 2nd weekend
$65-FESTIVAL PASS: 11 days of Slant, and if purchased

The Buddy Gilm Show

Louisville Improvisors | created/improvised by the ensemble

The Buddy Gilm Show is the Louisville Improvisors tribute to old time radio, music and comedy variety shows of the past. “We’ve done concept shows before, but this time we wanted to combine fiction and reality.” says Alec Volz (Louisville Improvisors) “It’s a fake radio show with real people.” says Chris Anger (also of Louisville Improvisors). Brian Hinds was unavailable for comment and Jenni Cochran was nowhere to be found.

The Buddy Gilm Show is a one-hour radio variety show. Packed with songs, witty banter,surprise special guests, and genuinely moving moments.

Surrounded by his usual coterie of supporting players including his long suffering announcer Jerry Jenkins, Band leader Battle-Ax Adderall, character actor and Foley artist Daniel Loomis and the Stage Manager, Buddy Gilm is the most famous radio host you’ve never heard of.

Nov 14 10 pm | Nov 16 7 pm  | Nov 21 9 pm | Nov 22 5 pm
Buy tickets for THE BUDDY GILM SHOW

The Maids

Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company | By Jean Genet, adapted and directed by Tad Chitwood, featuring Victoria Reibel, Karina Strange, and Beth Tantanella

Jean Genet’s The Maids, first performed in Paris in 1947, has long been a staple of confrontational and daring contemporary theatre. It was particularly championed by Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean Cocteau, and Pablo Picasso, all of whom were instrumental in bringing it to the stage. The Maids (in French, “Les Bonnes”) is essentially unclassifiable. By turns absurdist, symbolic, and reflective of Artaud’s “Theatre of Cruelty,” it remains a masterpiece of stunning theatrical energy. The maids are Solange and Claire, lower-class domestics deeply resentful of their inferior social position, who try to revenge themselves against society by destroying Madame, their employer. That process, however, leads them to an odd role-playing ritual during which murder becomes, in their minds, not so much a possibility as a necessity. Controversial, shocking, and fascinating, The Maids has not lost its power since its first production.

Nov 15 9 pm | Nov 16 5 pm | Nov 19 9 pm | Nov 22 7 pm
Buy tickets for THE MAIDS


Theatre [502] | by Mike Bartlett, directed by Mike Brooks, featuring Lucas Adams, Phil Lynch, Leah Roberts, and Bryce Wiebe

Knowing one of them is about to get the ax, three employees negotiate their distance from the chopping block in a mesmerizing dance to the death. A modern satire on survival, Bull keeps audiences laughing and cringing to the brutal end.

Directed by Theatre [502] Co-Artistic Director Mike Brooks, Bull marks the company’s first foray into the work of a non-American playwright, the acclaimed Mike Bartlett. It also returns to the stage [502] audience favorites Lucas Adams and Leah Roberts (most recently seen in Auctioning the Ainsleys), recent Ludlow Quinn Presents actor Phil Lynch, and introduces Bryce Wiebe.

Nov 13 9:00 pm  | Nov 15 7:00 pm  | Nov 21 7:00 pm  | Nov 23 5:00 pm
Buy tickets for BULL

Ton of Bricks

Think Tank Theatre | created/performed by the ensemble

The brainchild of Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble’s  Kyle Ware and Tony Dingman, makes its debut performance with a play about the ups and downs of love and everything in between. This collaborative piece will feature true stories of love from the Louisville community.

Nov 13 7 pm | Nov 15 5 pm | Nov 22 9 pm | Nov 23 3 pm
Buy tickets for TON OF BRICKS

Jane the Plain

Walden Theatre |  by August Schulenburg, directed by Alec Volz

She’s no outcast, just plain. That is, before an explicit selfie ruins her rep and before a cosmic encounter remakes her into a beauty. Now Jane is at the pinnacle of popularity, but can she & her friendships withstand the adoration — and the jealous sabotage?

Nov 15 11 pm | Nov 16 3 pm | Nov 20 7 pm | Nov 22 3 pm
Buy tickets for JANE THE PLAIN

Reservations available by calling Walden Theatre 502.589.0084 or
emailing box-office@waldentheatre.org.

1123 Payne Street
Louisville, KY 40204




Murder by Midnight: The Case of the Missing Identity 

Written by A.S. Waterman
Directed by Niles Welch
Assistant Director: Robert Thompson

October 11 through November 15, 2014

In 1904, a young man wakes up to find that his entire history is a fabrication, and he isn’t who he thought he was. He desperately needs to discover who re-invented his life, and why. But the clock is ticking away – toward MURDER! In its new season opener, Arthur Patrick Brophy plays WhoDunnit's popular detective hero, Dr. Angus MacCrimmon, an insightful but slightly cantankerous Scottish physician. Written by A.S. Waterman and directed by Niles Welch, Murder by Midnight: The Case of the Missing Identity also features popular WhoDunnit actors John Collins, Rebekah Dow, John Lina, Beth Olliges and Ben Rogers, and, making her WhoDunnit debut, Emily Eader.

Performances will run every Saturday evening from October 11 through November 15, 2014The price ($45.50) includes dinner, show, tax and gratuity. Discounts apply for groups of 6 and larger. All public performances will be at the Hilton Garden Inn – Airport, located at 2735 Crittenden Drive in Louisville.

Advance reservations are required. For reservations or more information, please contact WhoDunnit at (502) 426-7100 or check out www.whodunnitky.com.