The 2018-2019 Season

Fifth Third Bank’s DRACULA

originally dramatized by John L. Balderston and Hamilton Deane
from Bram Stoker’s world-famous novel, Dracula
adapted by William McNulty
September 7—October 31, 2018
in the Bingham Theatre

Louisville’s favorite vampire is back! This fast-paced, fright-filled adaptation of Bram Stoker’s gothic tale is a Halloween treat that drips with suspense—and even more blood.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

a play by Simon Stephens
based on the novel by Mark Haddon
directed by Meredith McDonough
September 18—October 10, 2018
in the Pamela Brown Auditorium
PART OF THE BROWN-FORMAN SERIES

The Tony Award-winning play, based on the popular novel by Mark Haddon, is a masterful portrait of fifteen-year-old Christopher, a mathematics prodigy who is autistic.
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A Doll’s House, Part 2

by Lucas Hnath
directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh
October 2—November 4, 2018
in the Victor Jory Theatre
PART OF THE BROWN-FORMAN SERIES

Obie Award-winning playwright and Humana Festival alumnus Lucas Hnath’s work takes the stage in Louisville once again with A Doll’s House, Part 2, which imagines Nora’s return 15 years after the final, iconic moments of Henrik Ibsen’s seminal masterpiece A Doll’s House. In what The New Yorker called Hnath’s “strongest yet,” Nora and the Helmer family grapple with “the compromises we all make for comfort, and the faith required to make a change” (TheaterMania).


THE SANTALAND DIARIES

by David Sedaris
adapted by Joe Mantello
directed by Meredith McDonough
November 15—December 23, 2018
in the Victor Jory Theatre

As the Christmas countdown begins, a disgruntled elf gives us a hilarious behind-the-scenes tour of Macy’s Santaland. Delightfully irreverent and packed with David Sedaris’s signature wit, The Santaland Diaries is a holiday classic for those of us who prefer our eggnog spiked.

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Fifth Third Bank’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL

based on the book by Charles Dickens
adapted by Barbara Field
directed by Drew Fracher
November 20—December 23, 2018
in the Pamela Brown Auditorium

Celebrate the warmth of the holidays with Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Actors Theatre’s rendition of Dickens’ classic tale is brought to new life with visual splendor and joyous music.

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Pipeline

by Dominique Morisseau
January 8—February 2, 2019
in the Bingham Theatre
PART OF THE BROWN-FORMAN SERIES

Dominique Morisseau’s Pipeline thrusts audiences into the classroom in this wrenching portrayal of a mother and son wrestling with the American education system’s “school-to-prison pipeline” for men of color. The New York Times calls Morisseau “a playwright of piercing eloquence,” as Louisville audiences discovered during last year’s production of Skeleton Crew.


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
PART OF THE BROWN-FORMAN SERIES

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

to be announced in November
made possible by a generous grant from the Humana Foundation
March 1 – April 7, 2019

See groundbreaking plays that chart new theatrical territory in this nationally renowned celebration of some of the most talented voices in American theatre—right in your own backyard.

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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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