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Production History

Past Shows

Gin & Topic: Chad Deity

Gin & Topic: Chad Deity

Settle in for post-show cocktails and conversation with select artists from the show.

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Gin and Topic: In the Next Room

Settle in for post-show cocktails and conversation with select artists. Following the play, join in a casual, informal conversation and learn tidbits about the production while you enjoy a refreshing beverage at the cash bar.

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36th Humana Festival

The 36th Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays

The Humana Festival of New American Plays is the leading event of its kind, launching new plays into the national spotlight—right in your backyard!

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2011-2012 Apprentice/Intern Company

2011-2012 Apprentice/Intern Company

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Actors Theatre Town Hall

August 4 - August 4, 2011

August 4, 2011 Refreshments and Cash Bar at 5:30 p.m. Program begins at 6 p.m.

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What's Your Talent

What's Your Talent?

August 6 - August 13, 2011

An “America’s Got Talent” inspired search for local kids to appear in Actors Theatre holiday productions.

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GO Board Season Kick Off Party

August 11 - August 11, 2011

Head to Actors Theatre for the GO Board Season Kick Off Party on August 11, 2011 at 6 p.m. for complimentary drinks, food, and a preview of the 2011-2012 season. Backstage tours will also be available.

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Dracula's Night at the Bats

August 26 - August 26, 2011

Join Actors Theatre for Dracula’s Night at the Bats at Slugger Field for the Louisville Bats game Friday, August 26.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tech Event: Sense & Sensibility

August 27 - August 27, 2011

Join us on Saturday, August 27 for a free Behind-the-Scenes Tech Event.

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Gallery at Actors: Parlaying...up to par: Wire Sculptures by Curtis Anthony

August 30 - September 24, 2011

Wire sculpture artist Curtis Anthony exhibits a selection of his pieces at the Gallery at Actors August 30 - September 24.

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Gallery at Actors: Remembering September 11 by Yair Riback

August 30 - September 24, 2011

In remembrance of the September 11 tragedies, artist Yair Riback exhibits two sculptures at the Gallery at Actors.

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Rather a Tailor Than a Hand-Me-Down by Rebecca J. Norton

Gallery at Actors: Abstract Paintings by Rebecca Norton

August 30 - September 24, 2011

Rebecca Norton's exhibit of abstract paintings runs August 30 through September 24 at the Gallery at Actors.

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Sense & Sensibility

August 30 - September 24, 2011

adapted and directed by Jon Jory
based on the novel by Jane Austen
A witty new adaptation of Austen’s classic tale of flirtation and folly. Part of the Brown-Forman Mainstage Series

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Gin & Topic: Sense & Sensibility

Gin & Topic: Sense & Sensibility

September 8 - September 8, 2011

Settle in for post-show cocktails and conversation with select artists from the show.

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Theater of War

September 12 - October 10, 2011

On September 12th and October 10, Actors Theatre of Louisville is partnering with Theater of War Productions to present two free, public presentations of Theater of War.

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Fifth Third Bank's Dracula

September 16 - October 30, 2011

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The Ensemble Project: Heroes! (Or Nine Ordinary People On Stage?)

The Ensemble Project: Heroes! (Or Nine Ordinary People On Stage?)

September 25 - September 26, 2011

Produced by the Actors Theatre Apprentice/Intern Company, this free event the first in a three-part series of devised workshop productions.

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Gallery at Actors: Aqueous USA 2011

September 27 - October 23, 2011

The Kentucky Watercolor Society and the Gallery at Actors Theatre are proud to present Aqueous USA 2011, the 34th annual presentation of this important national watercolor exhibition.

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2011 Fifth Third Bank Dracula Blood Drive

September 29 - September 29, 2011

Support Actors Theatre and the Red Cross by helping us reach our goal of 25 donors!

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

October 4 - October 29, 2011

by Laura Eason
adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
directed by Jeremy B. Cohen
Relive all that is grand and glorious about childhood. Part of the Brown-Forman Mainstage Series

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Theatre [502] presents Hunter Gatherers

Theatre [502] presents Hunter Gatherers

October 14 - October 22, 2011

by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb directed by Mike Brooks

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Gin & Topic: Tom Sawyer

Gin & Topic: Tom Sawyer

October 20 - October 20, 2011

Settle in for post-show cocktails and conversation with select artists from the show.

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The Ensemble Project: iPorn, or what you crave

The Ensemble Project: iPorn, or what you crave

October 23 - October 24, 2011

The 40th Apprentice/Intern Company at Actors Theatre of Louisville presents the second in a series of three workshop ensemble productions...

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Eat, Drink, Dance and Be Scary at the Dracula Cast & Costume Party

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October 29 - October 29, 2011

Dracula wants YOU to come out to the Actor’s Theatre Ghouls & Glam Costume Party on October 29th at 9 p.m. Don’t be scared, he won’t bite. Eat, drink, dance and be scary with the GO Board.

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A Christmas Story

November 8 - November 27, 2011

based on the motion picture "A Christmas Story," copyright 1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark and on the book "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" by Jean Shepherd
directed by Drew Fracher
Join Ralphie once again as he campaigns for a Red Ryder BB Gun amid seasonal mayhem and family shenanigans.

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Gallery at Actors: Women and War: From Troy to Terrorism

November 15 - December 18, 2011

Ann Stewart Anderson’s exhibition Women and War: From Troy to Terrorism presents images created to emphasize the roles women have played during war.

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ReEntry

November 15 - December 17, 2011

by Emily Ackerman and KJ Sanchez
directed by KJ Sanchez
Part of the Brown-Forman Mainstage Series

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Public Reception to Welcome New Artistic Director!

November 29 - November 29, 2011

10 a.m. Press Conference Announcement, Bingham Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville 4:30-6:30 p.m. Community Reception in the Sara Shallenberger Brown Lobby, Actors Theatre of Louisville

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Gin & Topic: ReEntry

Gin & Topic: ReEntry

December 1 - December 1, 2011

Settle in for post-show cocktails and conversation with select artists from the show.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tech Event: A Christmas Carol

December 3 - December 3, 2011

Join us for a free behind-the-scenes tech event on December 3!

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Fifth Third Bank's A Christmas Carol

December 6 - December 23, 2011

written by Charles Dickens and adapted by Barbara Field
directed by Drew Fracher

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Gallery at Actors: Sculptures by Matthew Weir

December 20 - January 22, 2012

Matthew Weir will exhibit a selection of his sculpture pieces at the Gallery at Actors December 20 - January 22.

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Actors Theatre Apprentice/Intern Company presents The Tens

January 10 - January 13, 2012

Please join us for the first fully produced theatre event of the season for Actors Theatre’s Apprentice/Intern Company! The Tens features work chosen from Actors Theatre’s National Ten-Minute Play Contest.

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Community Conversation: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

January 12 - January 12, 2012

The evening will include a reception with cocktails and hors d-oeuvres in the Sara Shallenberger Brown lobby, a performance of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity followed by a post-show discussion on Louisville’s cultural issues led by community leaders including:

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The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

January 3 - February 4, 2012

by Kristoffer Diaz
directed by KJ Sanchez
Three men find themselves fighting for more than just a title belt. Part of the Brown-Forman Mainstage Series

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In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)

January 24 - February 18, 2012

by Sarah Ruhl
directed by Laura Gordon
A funny and thought-provoking play about love and intimacy, science and electricity. Part of the Brown-Forman Mainstage Series

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First Look Tour of Actors Theatre's Guest Apartments

First Look Tour of Actors Theatre's Guest Apartments

January 30 - January 30, 2012

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GO Board Gin & Topic: In The Next Room

February 2 - February 2, 2012

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18th Annual African American Art Exhibition Opening Reception

18th Annual African American Art Exhibition Opening Reception

February 3 - February 3, 2012

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Loose Tie Happy Hour Benefit

Loose Tie Happy Hour Benefit

February 23 - February 23, 2012

Get the inside scoop on the upcoming 36th Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays and enjoy tasty bits from lots of NuLu restaurants.

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36th Humana Festival Press Conference

36th Humana Festival Press Conference

February 27 - February 27, 2012

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36th Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays

February 28 - April 15, 2012

"THE place in America to look for new work that is going to become required viewing over the following year." - BBC Radio

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The Veri**on Play

February 26 - April 1, 2012

by Lisa Kron
directed by Nicholas Martin
Part thriller, part screwball comedy, all customer service nightmare.

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36th Humana Festival Kick-Off Party

March 1 - March 1, 2012

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First Friday Trolley Hop

March 2 - March 2, 2012

Stop by Actors Theatre's lobbies during the First Friday Trolley Hop and check out displays highlighting the Humana Festival! This free event includes a light reception and wine bar.

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How We Got On

March 2 - April 1, 2012

by Idris Goodwin
directed by Wendy C. Goldberg
Three Midwestern teen rappers discover the power of harmony over discord.

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36th Humana Festival Gallery Exhibition

March 2 - April 15, 2012

Three exhibits will run concurrently during the 36th Humana Festival of New American Plays. Exhibits will be displayed in Actors Theatre's Sara Shallenberger Brown, Mezzanine, and Victor Jory Lobbies.

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The Hour of Feeling

March 6 - April 1, 2012

by Mona Mansour
directed by Mark Wing-Davey

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Eat Your Heart Out

March 9 - March 31, 2012

by Courtney Baron
directed by Adam Greenfield

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Humana Festival Locals Fair

March 10 - March 10, 2012

Buy Local and Play Local at the Humana Festival Locals Fair!

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Humana Festival Panel Discussion: The Good Groupthink: How Communities Solve Problems

March 10 - March 10, 2012

Part of Locals Week of the 36th Humana Festival of New American Plays

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Gin and Topic: The Hour of Feeling

March 15 - March 15, 2012

Settle in for post-show cocktails and conversation with select artists from the Humana Festival play, The Hour of Feeling.

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Oh, Gastronomy!

March 16 - April 1, 2012

by Michael Golamco, Carson Kreitzer, Steve Moulds, Tanya Saracho, and Matt Schatz
directed by Amy Attaway
co-conceived and developed with Sarah Lunnie

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Spoken Word with Idris Goodwin

March 17 - March 17, 2012

Join Humana Festival playwright Idris Goodwin (How We Got On) for a spoken word demonstration and lecture

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Humana Festival Panel Discussion: There is Another Way!

March 18 - March 18, 2012

There is Another Way!: how artistic thinking inspires new ideas

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Behind-the-Scenes Tech Event: Michael von Siebenburg Melts Through the Floorboards

March 20 - March 20, 2012

Go behind the scenes with Humana Festival play Michael von Siebenburg Melts Through the Floorboards.

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Death Tax

March 20 - April 1, 2012

by Lucas Hnath
directed by Ken Rus Schmoll

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Michael von Siebenburg Melts Through the Floorboards

March 22 - April 15, 2012

by Greg Kotis
directed by Kip Fagan

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36th Annual Humana Festival Soiree

March 24 - March 24, 2012

A free and public event to welcome our theatre industry guests and celebrate the Humana Festival!

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Humana Festival Panel Discussion: The Scribes Speak: a playwrights forum

March 25 - March 25, 2012

part of Industry Weekend One of the Humana Festival of New American Plays

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Humana Festival Panel Discussion: Critiquing Criticism: (re)imagining the future

March 30 - March 30, 2012

Part of Industry Weekend Two of the 36th Humana Festival of New American Plays

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36th Humana Festival Ten Minute Plays

March 31 - April 1, 2012

An evening of ten-minute plays including works by Kyle John Schmidt, Laura Jacqmin, and Nicholas C. Pappas. Part of the 36th Humana Festival of New American Plays.

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36th Annual Humana Festival Gala

March 31 - March 31, 2012

An amazing night to end an incredible Festival!

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Local Teen and Adult Auditions

Local Teen and Adult Auditions

April 16 - April 16, 2012

Actors Theatre of Louisville will hold auditions for local Non-Equity adults (ages 14 and older) from 6:30pm – 9:30pm on April 16th in the fifth-floor rehearsal hall of Actors Theatre’s administration building 315 W. Market St.

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Local Children's Auditions

Local Children's Auditions

April 17 - April 19, 2012

Actors Theatre will hold auditions for local children (ages 6 – 13) from 4pm – 7pm on April 17th and 19th in the fifth-floor rehearsal hall of Actors Theatre’s administration building 315 W. Market Street.

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2012 New Voices Young Playwrights Festival

2012 New Voices Young Playwrights Festival

April 17 - April 18, 2012

An Evening of New Ten-Minute Plays - Written by Local and Regional High School Students - Presented by the Apprentice/Intern Company

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