Finnigan has a funky fun festival [Theater]


Mixtape warfares, blindfolds, bachelor parties, and a problematic disco light are subjects of some plays to be presented during Finnigan's Festival of Funky Fresh Fun, which begins Thursday.

All performances of the festival will take place at the Rudyard Kipling, which is located at 422 West Oak Street in downtown Louisville. Finnigan's Festival of Funky Fresh Fun will open on Thursday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. Performances will also take place on April 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the show are $12 per person. However, on April 17, there will be a pay what you can show. For dinner and show reservations, the Rudyard Kipling number is 502-636-1311. More information about the show can be found at the Finnigan Productions website, which is

Keep in mind that due to adult language, the show is recommended for those 17 and older.

Finnigan's Festival of Funky Fresh Fun will feature the work of nine local playwrights, nine local directors, and 14 local cast members.

The festival includes Ben Unwin's Sympathy for the Techo, which deals with a disco light, used during a party, that is cursed. Kate Barry's Mixtape Warfare, meanwhile, shows two scientists attempting to figure out a manifesto left on a mixtape. Also, daughters, daddys, and bachelor parties are the subjects of Todd Zeigler's Talk is Cheap (everything else is negotiable).

Other plays include Footnotes from David J. Loehr, The Reception by Carlos Manuel, Autofill from Ted Chitwood, Going Through the Motions by Mike Brooks, Beak Water by Sherry R. Deatrick, and Latch/Gem from Finnigan artistic director Brian Walker.

Walker also served as director along with Tad Chitwood, Amy Lewis, Kathi E.B. Ellis, Chris Bryant, George R. Bailey, Briana Gregory, Chris Hartman, and Jeremy Sapp. Cast members for the plays will be Sapp, Zeigler, Lewis, Corey Long, Becky LeCron, Kelly Kapp, Elizabeth Cox, Joe Hatfield, Natalie Fields, Dan Canon, Laura Ellis, Leah Roberts, Delilah Smyth, and Michael Roberts.

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