The 2018-2019 Season

Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin

lyrics and music by Irving Berlin
book by Hershey Felder
directed by Trevor Hay
January 29—February 17, 2019
in the Pamela Brown Auditorium

Featuring beloved standards like “God Bless America,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business” and “White Christmas,” Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin melds song and story in a love letter to the man whose work continues to define the great American songbook.

43rd Humana Festival of New American Plays


adapted for the stage by Ismail Khalidi and Naomi Wallace
from the novel of the same name by Sinan Antoon
directed by Mark Brokaw
commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville
March 1 – April 7, 2019
in the Bingham Theatre

In this haunting adaptation of Sinan Antoon’s award-winning novel, Ismail Khalidi and Kentucky native Naomi Wallace (One Flea Spare) draw a moving portrait of an Iraqi man’s struggle to reconcile family obligations with his artistic dreams, amid the devastation of war.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   .


by Lucas Hnath
directed by Les Waters
commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville
March 5 – April 7, 2019
in the Victor Jory Theatre

Everyone who ever died is here, just in a different part of here. And if you listen, really listen, you can hear them. An eerie new play from the Tony-nominated author of A Doll’s House, Part 2 and The Christians.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                . 



by Lily Padilla
directed by Marti Lyons
co-world premiere with Victory Gardens Theater
March 13 – April 7, 2019
in the Bingham Theatre

College students reckoning with a classmate’s assault channel their rage and confusion into a self-defense workshop. Visceral and provocative, How to Defend Yourself examines the impact of rape culture, on campus and beyond.                                                                        



by Dave Harris
directed by Awoye Timpo
March 19 – April 7, 2019
in the Pamela Brown Auditorium

With blistering wit and bold candor, Everybody Black is a satirical presentation of The Black Experience™—from slavery to Obama, and from a sitcom all the way to outer space.




by Kara Lee Corthron, Emily Feldman and Matthew Paul Olmos
directed by Will Davis
performed by the actors of the 2018-2019 Professional Training Company
commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville
February 24 – April 7, 2019
in the Bingham Theatre 

Writing for the actors in this season’s Professional Training Company, three fearless playwrights dive into the absurd and sometimes hilarious world of collective delusion, and the alarming places it can lead.

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