Actors Theatre Completes 2017-2018 Season Lineup with THE MAGIC PLAY

by on April 19, 2017

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Louisville, KY – Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are thrilled to share that Andrew Hinderaker’s The Magic Play will round out Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 2017 – 2018 Season. Critically acclaimed magician and actor Brett Schneider stars in this one-of-a-kind theatrical experience that combines love, loss and world-class magic into an evening of pure heart-warming spectacle.  Chicago Sun-Times states, “True to its title, “The Magic Play,” Andrew Hinderaker’s highly original, altogether remarkable new work, is full of sleight-of-hand astonishments.” Directed by Halena Kays, The Magic Play will run from January 23 – February 11, 2018 in the Pamela Brown Auditorium as part of the Brown-Forman Series.

The Magic Play is theatrical wonder at its very best,” says Artistic Director Les Waters. “Not only is it world-class magic that everyone will enjoy, but also a moving human drama of loss and love. I am excited to share this play with our community and think Andrew Hinderaker’s brilliance will be a perfect complement to the other wildly entertaining stories in our 2017 – 2018 Season.”

Presenting the finalized 2017 – 2018 Season at Actors Theatre of Louisville:

Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches

Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika

By Tony Kushner

Directed by Meredith McDonough

August 29 – October 14, 2017


Fifth Third Bank’s Dracula

Originally dramatized by John L. Balderston and Hamilton Deane

From Bram Stoker’s world-famous novel, Dracula

As adapted and directed by William McNulty

September 6 – October 31, 2017


Skeleton Crew

By Dominique Morisseau

Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III

November 14 – December 10, 2017


Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens

Adapted by Barbara Field

Directed by Drew Fracher

November 21 – December 23, 2017


The Santaland Diaries

By David Sedaris

Adapted by Joe Mantello

Directed by Meredith McDonough

December 1 – 23, 2017


Little Bunny Foo Foo

By Anne Washburn

Directed by Les Waters

January 9 – February 4, 2018


The Magic Play

By Andrew Hinderaker

Directed by Halena Kays

Featuring magician Brett Schneider

January 23 – February 11, 2018


42nd Humana Festival of New American Plays

February 28 – April 8, 2018

The 2017-2018 Season is generously supported by Brown-Forman, the official season sponsor, with additional support from Fund for the Arts, the Kentucky Arts Council and Yum! Brands, which supports the student matinee series.

For more information on the 2017-2018 Season, including play descriptions and ticketing availability, please visit


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

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