The Veri**on Play

The Veri**on Play

Sponsored by:
  • The Humana Foundation

February 26 - April 1, 2012

by Lisa Kron
directed by Nicholas Martin
original music by Jeanine Tesori

When Jenni called customer service, all she wanted was to fix a minor problem with her cell phone bill. Instead she was sucked into a vortex of unimaginable horror. Now she wants revenge—or to get her cell phone service turned back on. Part thriller, part screwball comedy, part inspired by events that have undoubtedly happened to YOU.


Jenni- Lisa Kron
Anissa- Carolyn Baeumler
Jerry Nyberg, et al.- Joel Van Liew
Wanda, et al.- Kimberly Hébert-Gregory
Carol K. Anderson, et al- Ching Valdes-Aran
Steve, et al.- Clayton Dean Smith
Bryce/Lars- Calvin Smith
Ingrid/Cydney- Hannah Bos
Ensemble- Sabrina ContiChris Reid

What the critics are saying about The Veri**on Play:

“Kron’s writing is quick and smart and filled with attention-getting cultural references” – Elizabeth Kramer, Courier Journal  

“A smart and nimble script that meshes pointed satire and call-to-arms populism with surprising ease, The Veri**on Play wins the hearts and minds of the audience with unashamed low-brow humor and shoot-the-moon energy.” — Keith Waits,  Full Review

“a lively creation that turned a personal consumer outrage into cartoonish fantasy” — Peter Clark, Full Review

“At the heart of this play is the very contemporary question of what it means to be a struggling individual at the mercy of wealthy and powerful corporations who have been deemed too essential to the fabric of our society and economy to fail.” — Erin Keane, WFPL  Full Review

“It’s a fast-paced, gut-busting, customer-service satire set in a dystopian world — our dystopian world, really — where all the old civics lessons have been bent, folded and mutilated: Once we were citizens; but now we’re all just customers.” – Marty Rosen, LEO

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Actors Theater of Louisville
316 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Box Office: 502.584.1205
502.371.0956 TDD

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