2/25/2015

NOW PLAYING: MARCH 2015

ACTING AGAINST CANCER:

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ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE:

39th Humana Festival of New American Plays:

The Roommate
by Jen Silverman
directed by Mike Donahue

March 4 – April 12, 2015
in the Bingham Theatre

Recently divorced and living in an old house in Iowa, Sharon finds a sensible roommate like herself—a woman in her fifties—to make ends meet. But she quickly learns that Robyn, a vegan from the Bronx, couldn’t be further from the ladies in her book club. Hell-bent on getting to know Robyn despite their differences, Sharon deploys her friendly Midwestern charm at full force. Their sensibilities are humorously mismatched, but turning over a new leaf can have unintended consequences.


Dot
by Colman Domingo
directed by Meredith McDonough

March 10 – April 12, 2015
in the Pamela Brown Auditorium
part of the Brown-Forman Series

In the Shealy family home just a few days before Christmas, Dotty and her three middle-aged children gather with so much more than the holidays on their minds. Their anxieties go far beyond finding a suitable blue spruce for the living room: this wild and moving dark comedy, served with a large helping of the crackling humor that only families can incite, grapples with aging parents, midlife crises, and the heart of an inner city neighborhood.

I Will Be Gone
by Erin Courtney
directed by Kip Fagan

March 13 – April 12, 2015
in the Bingham Theatre

Seventeen-year-old Penelope goes to live with her Aunt Josephine in a small town in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains after her mom dies.  Everyone in this small town—built right next door to a ghost town—is haunted by something or someone, and no one knows how to behave. Filled with apparitions, earthquakes, and strange attempts to mourn, this play explores the beauty and awkwardness of living with the knowledge that everything ends.

The Glory of the World
by Charles Mee
directed by Les Waters
commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville

March 20 – April 12, 2015
in the Pamela Brown Auditorium
part of the Brown-Forman Series

A series of toasts to Thomas Merton on the occasion of his 100th birthday erupts into a raucous party. Inspired by myriad points of view on the Kentucky-based Trappist monk, writer and social activist—or pacifist, Buddhist, Catholic, Communist, and more, depending on who you ask—Mee’s exuberant play considers how we can live fully in all our contradictions, and leap into the unknown. A wildly theatrical meditation on happiness, love, the values of solitude and of engagement with the world, and seeking heaven on earth.


That High Lonesome Sound
by Jeff Augustin, Diana Grisanti, Cory Hinkle, and Charise Castro Smith
directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh
performed by the 2014-2015 Acting Apprentice Company
commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville

March 27 – April 12, 2015
in the Bingham Theatre

Bluegrass has a long and winding history, from Scottish ballads to African-American work songs, from Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys to the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. In a lively theatrical album of scenes created for the Acting Apprentice Company, four writers respond with playfulness and poignancy to the signature sounds, inherited stories, and cultural impact of this very American—and very Kentucky—music tradition.

Actors Theatre of Louisville presents
in association with Pig Iron Theatre Company
I Promised Myself to Live Faster
directed by Dan Rothenberg
text by Gregory S Moss and Pig Iron Theatre Company
conceived and created by Pig Iron Theatre Company

March 27 – April 12, 2015
Victor Jory Theatre

Tim’s out trolling for a good time when an order of intergalactic nuns charge him with a quest: retrieve the Holy Gay Flame from the clutches of the evil emperor to save the race of Homosexuals and restore the balance of power in the universe. But when he’s captured by the fabulously androgynous Ah-Ni, Tim’s chances look bleak. Infused with a Charles Ludlam-esque theatricality and a delirious sci-fi sensibility, Live Faster paints a 21st-century allegory of epic proportions. (For mature audiences.)


by Jen Silverman
directed by Mike Donahue

The Roommate

by Jen Silverman

directed by Mike Donahue

March 4 – April 12, 2015
in the Bingham Theatre
Recently divorced and living in an old house in Iowa, Sharon finds a sensible roommate like herself—a woman in her fifties—to make ends meet. But she quickly learns that Robyn, a vegan from the Bronx, couldn’t be further from the ladies in her book club. Hell-bent on getting to know Robyn despite their differences, Sharon deploys her friendly Midwestern charm at full force. Their sensibilities are humorously mismatched, but turning over a new leaf can have unintended consequences.
- See more at: http://actorstheatre.org/shows/the-roommate-2014-2015/#sthash.ncsUqZMv.dpuf
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
 502-584-1205
502-371-0956 TDD
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Plays

Feb 26, 2015 to Mar 7, 2015
The next installment takes in 4 episodes of the original radio show, episodes 3 through 6, wherein we continue to follow Ford Prefect and his friend, the ape descendant, Arthur Dent, as they bumble their way through the Galaxy with Zaphod Beeblebrox, Trillian, and Marvin, on less than 30 Altarian dollars a day.!

The Carrie Variations

Mar 12, 2015 to Mar 21, 2015

Three one-act plays taking place with the same people, in the same place, and with the same beginning. The first minute or so is identical but where they all start from the same place the follow very different paths. By turns a psychological thriller, a surprise twist and a romantic comedy.

Don't miss the world premier of this show by Louisville playwright Vin Morealle Jr.
 

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

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At the Kentucky Center MeX
501 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
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BALAGULA THEATRE: 

Bernard and Bosie: A Most Unlikely Friendship
by: Anthony Wynn
Directed By: Rachel Lee Rogers
March 13--15, 2015

Balagula Theatre is proud to present KY Premier, “Bernard and Bosie: A Most Unlikely Friendship” by Anthony Wynn.

Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas, and George Bernard Shaw are men from the opposite ends of the Victorian spectrum of wildness and reserve, wisdom and wonder. Yet, throughout the 1930s and 1940s, the two share an extraordinary series of letters that bond them irrevocably as they navigate their changing worlds.

This dramatic reading of these intimate letters featuring Ryan Case as Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas, poet and intimate of Oscar Wilde and Mark Smith as literary giant George Bernard Shaw; directed by Rachel Lee Rogers.   In spite of their polar points of view they share a respect for one another's work and throughout their 12 year correspondence develop a friendship.

One weekend only
Friday March 13, 7:00pm;
Saturday March 14 and Sunday March 15, 2:00pm
at the Farish in the Downtown Lexington Public Library

140 E Main St
Lexington, KY 40507
Ticket Price: 15 with Student ID
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A Kid Like Jakeby Daniel Pearle
*presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

Directed by Andrew Epstein

February 19-March 1
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

From the original production at The Lincoln Center: “Alex and her husband, Greg, want only the best for their precocious four-year-old, Jake. When they apply to New York City private schools, part of what makes Jake special - his passion for Cinderella and dress-up - starts to cause concern. The story of a husband and wife trying to do right by their son.”


Bard's Town
1801 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 749-5275
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BUNBURY THEATRE:


Bunbury Theatre Company and Alchemy Productions present
Eenie Meanie
written and performed by Teresa Willis

Feb 13-March 1, 2015

Bunbury Theatre Company is proud to partner with Alchemy Productions to present Eenie Meanie. Teresa Willis, a native Kentuckian is bringing her acclaimed autobiographical show to The Henry Clay Theatre for 12 performances. This solo performance piece is a white woman's touching and comedic look at conditioned racism within the well-meaning heart that is often deeply affecting for the audience. The show has toured Southern California extensively, as well as appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2005 and the New York & Cincinnati Fringe Festivals in 2006.  Her performance at the Cincinnati Fringe garnered an Acclaim Award for Best Solo Script, presented by the Cincinnati Enquirer.  Eenie Meanie was most recently produced by the Slant Culture Theatre Festival in 2013 and was received by rave reviews and sell out crowds.


March 1 2:30


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

Fiddler on the Roof

March 12-29, 2015
Music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein.
The story follows a father of five, Tevye, as he tries to uphold tradition in an ever changing political and social landscape.


https://jewishlouisville.org/jcc/centerstage/
3600 Dutchmans Ln.
Louisville, KY 40205
502-238-2709

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Laura 
A Mystery 
Based on the novel by Vera Caspary
Directed by   Andrew K. McGill

When Mark McPherson first falls in love with Laura, he knows he’s in love with a phantom. Laura is dead, and he’s in charge of her murder investigation. From her portrait, her letters, her personal effects and from his contacts with the three men who loved her, Mark has created an image of a woman tantalizingly alive, and real. When she appears in the midst of a thunderstorm, very much alive after all, it is realized that Laura’s best friend (and rival) was the true victim of the crime. But now, all evidence seems to point to Laura’s guilt. Despite his growing love for her, Mark is about to pin the crime on her, when the real murderer appears and tries to do away with the girl he meant to kill in the first place - LAURA.

Our cast
Laura Hunt: Abby Lyman
Mark McPherson : Andrew McGill
Waldo Lydecker : Gary Crockett
Bessie Clary : Cindy Schrader
Shelby Carpenter : Patrick Alred
Danny Dorgan : Alex Haydon
Mrs. Dorgan : Jane Burke
 

301 E. Montgomery Ave.
Clarksville, IN 47129
812-283-6522
or email questions@clarksvillelittletheatre.org
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Fri, March 6, 9pm – 11pm
 
Where: The Bard's Town, 1801 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205
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Bonnie & Clyde
Feb 17 — Mar 29, 2015



Derby Dinner Playhouse will present the regional premiere of the new musical BONNIE & CLYDE, opening February 17 and running through March 29, 2015.  For ticket information please call 812-288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com 


At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes and the Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares.  Fearless, shameless, and alluring, their electrifying story of love, adventure, and crime captured the excited attention of an entire country.  Now, the most notorious couple of the twentieth century takes on a whole new adventure on the Derby Dinner stage!  BONNIE & CLYDE is a thrilling and sexy new musical that follows the young lovers’ reckless and bold adventure as they resort to robbery and murder to survive.


BONNIE & CLYDE features a non-traditional score by composer Frank Wildhorn that combines blues, gospel, and rockabilly music.  The book was written by Ivan Menchell with lyrics by Don Black.  Derby Dinner’s production of BONNIE & CLYDE is under the direction of Lee Buckholz with musical direction by Scott Bradley.  The cast will include DDP newcomers Madeline Perrone as Bonnie Parker and Michael McClure as Clyde Barrow, and also stars Sara King, Elizabeth Loos, Paul Kerr, Tina Jo Wallace, Matthew Brennan, John Payonk, and more!    

**BONNIE & CLYDE is recommended for ages 15 & up due to many
adult themes and images in the show.**

Derby Dinner Playhouse | 525 Marriott Drive | Clarksville | IN | 47129
812-288-8281
www.derbydinner.com

Children's Theatre:
Feb. 21-March 21: The Tooth Fairy
Ever wonder what the Tooth Fairy does with your tooth? The kids in Mrs. Schneider’s 1st grade class wonder the same thing so they plan to trap the Tooth Fairy and get some answers. This world premiere musical comedy is sure to spark your child’s imagination and leave them giggling! 

February 21, 28, March 7, 9, 14, 21, 2015
Price: Breakfast – $16.00; Lunch – $21.00
Breakfast 9:00 A.M. Show 10:00 A.M.
Lunch 12:00 P.M. Show 1:15 P.M.

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HAYSWOOD THEATRE:

The Rainmaker
Feb. 20-March 8

Written by N. Richard Nash in the early 1950’s, the play was made into a film in 1956 starring Burt Lancaster and Katharine Hepburn.

Set in a drought-ridden rural town in the West during the Depression era, The Rainmaker tells the story of a pivotal hot summer day in the life of spinsterish Lizzie Curry. Lizzie keeps house for her father and two brothers on the family cattle ranch. As their farm languishes under the devastating heat, her father and two brothers are worried as much about her becoming an old maid as they are about their dying cattle.

Suddenly a charming character appears out of nowhere and claims to be a rainmaker. Confidence trickster Starbuck promises to bring rain in exchange for $100. His arrival sets off a series of events that enable Lizzie to see herself in a new light.

Performance dates for The Rainmaker are weekends from February 20 – March 8 with Friday and Saturday performances at 8:00 and Sundays at 2:00. Tickets are $14.00 for adults and $12.00 for seniors 65 and older and students 17 and under. For tickets please call the Blaine H. Wiseman Visitor Center at (812) 738-2138.


115 S. Capitol Ave.
Corydon IN 47112
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Kentucky Opera
323 West Broadway, Suite 601
Louisville, KY  40202
(502) 584-4500

Performances are at the Brown Theatre

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LITTLE COLONEL PLAYERS:


 
Little Colonel Playhouse
302 Mt. Mercy Drive
Pewee Valley, KY 40056

Phone: 502-241-9906
Fax: 502-241-9906
Reservation Line: 502-588-1557

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As It Is In Heaven
by Arlene Hutton
Directed by Kathi E.B. Ellis
Feb 26-28, Mar 2, 5-7  | 7:30 pm
Mar 7 | 2:00 pm

Looking for Lilith’s 2014 Women’s History Month production is Arlene Hutton’s As It Is In Heaven, set in the 1830’s society of the Pleasant Hills Shaker Village in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. This utopian religious community is thrown into ultimately transformative upheaval when newcomers have ecstatic experiences, claiming to see angels. 

As It Is In Heaven has been well received by critics, with Herald saying the play is ” …powerful and insightful…a thought-provoking piece, the message being that often we need not look as far as heaven to see angels here on earth…”. On American Theatre Web, it was said that, “Hutton asks some universal questions about the nature of community and belief that are timeless. . .” 

As It Is In Heaven premiered on September 13, 2001 at the 78th Street Theater Lab in NYC.

Bellarmine University
Black Box Theater
Wyatt Center for the Arts
2001 Newburg Rd
Louisville, KY
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 PNC BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA

The Lion King

Mar 3–29, 2015

Experience the phenomenon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you’ve ever heard.

Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savannah comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist.

See the Tony® Award-winning Broadway sensation that Newsweek calls “a landmark event in entertainment.” The New York Times says, “There is simply nothing else like it.”

Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by a cast of more than 40 actors. Wonder at the inspiration of award-winning director Julie Taymor, who created visual images for this show that you’ll remember forever.

Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice’s Oscar®-winning song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and “Circle of Life.”


The Kentucky Center
501 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 
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EDITH CAN SHOOT THINGS AND HIT THEM
Sponsored by Jeff Polson & Gary White
by A. Rey Pamatmat
March 5 – 15, 2015 || directed by Neill Robertson
(Serio-Comedy)

Edith, 12, and her brother Kenny, 16, are left alone in a remote farmhouse in Middle America. The car outside is almost out of gas and their bank account isn’t much better off. Their mother recently died and it has been days since they’ve heard from their father.  Isolated spatially and emotionally from the outside world, they must rely on each other for survival. The bleakness of their situation brightens with the arrival of Kenny’s classmate Benji.  The trio bands together for support, but the arrival of the adults prompts Edith to shoot and hit something she shouldn’t have.  A heartbreakingly witty portrait of what it is like to grow up isolated from the norm of society.


The Henry Clay Theater
604 South 3rd Street, 3rd floor
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-216-5502
Email: info@pandoraprods.org
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SAVAGE ROSE CLASSICAL THEATRE COMPANY:


THE WAY OF THE WORLD

by William Congreve

MARCH 1 @ 7:00pm

Part of the 'Words Words Words Play Reading Series'

           

Savage Rose celebrates its Season Kick-Off at The Vault 1031 with the first of many play readings this season. Thanks to your support, we are entering our 7th Season! We have a few exciting announcements to make at this FREE event, including our upcoming 2015-2016 mainstage productions, themed "Revenge and Redemption."



The Way of the World, by William Congreve, throws 12 actors into Restoration London, highlighting the corruptibility of high society, and mocking the intrigues and marriage scandals of the idle rich with as much hilarity as Congreve could put into words.



FREE Admission!

Donations gratefully accepted.

Drinks available for purchase.
Featuring: Mike Slaton, Gerry Rose, Brian Hinds, Tom Schulz, Sabrina Spalding, Krista Harden, Kelly Moore, Beth Tantanella, Lucas Adams, Kate Bringardner and others.

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You have two more chances to see SCCT’s production of the hit musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone, by Lisa Lambert, Don McKellar, Bob Martin, and Greg Morrison. There will be two performances on Sunday, March 1, at 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. For reservations, call 502-633-0242. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors, and $10 students. The Drowsy Chaperone is directed by David Pilkinton and sponsored by City of Shelbyville, Republic Bank & Trust, and Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.


A Night of One-Acts

March 20-22, 27-28, 2015

The Tell-Tale Heart
By Edgar Allen Poe
Directed by Bill Dunning

This Property is Condemned
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Cheryl Rankin Van Stockum

Plus an excerpt from
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Directed by James Ray Morgan
 Three classic stories told in one entertaining evening.

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

For reservations call 502-633-0242
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STAGEONE FAMILY THEATRE:


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

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The African Company Presents Richard III  
by Carlyle Brown  

Wednesday, March 4 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm more dates through March 8, 2015
Studio Arts/HPES Building, Thrust Theatre 2314 S. Floyd Street , Louisville, Kentucky 40208

Set 40 years before the Civil War, the African Company of New York tries to mount a production of Richard III.  But a white producer attempts to shut them down and mount his own production of Richard III with an English star. 


*Note: Sunday's performance (3/8) includes a matinee at 3:00 PM.

Box Office - 502.852.6814.

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February 26-March 7
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Alec Volz

A wannabe hoodlum with something to prove sets out to dominate the cauliflower market in gangster-era Chicago in this satirical allegory of Adolf Hitler's rise to power -- featuring a raucous new musical score.

1123 Payne Street
Louisville, KY 40204

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501 West Main Street 
Louisville, KY 40202 
1.800.775.7777
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WHODUNNIT MURDER MYSTERY THEATRE

The Oxford Incident
Written by Teresa Wentzel
Directed by Joe Monroe
Assistant Director: Ben Rogers
Saturday evenings – February 14 - March 28

A world premiere!

It's 1975 New York, and the famous author of tell-all books is found murdered in his high-rise apartment. Everyone seems to have a motive. Who wanted to make sure his new book was never published? What dark secrets are the suspects hiding, and what is the mysterious symbol drawn in blood?

Starring Emily Eader, Brian Kennedy, John Lina, Beth Olliges, Tom Staudenheimer, and Robert Thompson

Dinner Choices: Pot roast, herb roasted chicken, or vegetable lasagna

$45.50 per person includes dinner, show, tax and gratuity
Group discounts available.
Call to reserve or for info: (502) 426-7100

The Hilton Garden Inn – Airport Louisville
2735 Crittenden Drive, Louisville, KY 40209