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New creations, returning favorites, and a new season pass option highlight The Bard's Town Theatre's 2013 theatre season.

During the 2013 season, The Bard's Town Theatre will present multiple returning favorites, including the show that started it all for The Bard's Town, Chasing Ophelia.  The 2011 LEO Readers Choice winner for Best Theatrical Production brings back many of the cast members from the original show and will run in Feburary and March.

Returning also to the stage is a relatively new Louisville Christmas tradition, The Kings of Christmas.  The comedy features a family, a dead Elvis impersonator, and a middle child losing the meaning of Christmas.  The production returns, appropriately, in December. 

Also, Kentucky playwrights will continue to have their works heard when The Ten-Tucky Festival comes back for a third year.  Plays have yet to announced, but the plays will not be from the state's playwrights, local actors will also take part in the productions.  The festival kicks off in September.

Things We Want is one of four new shows for The Bard's Town Theatre in 2013.  Three adult brothers have moved back to their childhood home as they desire to find happiness and move on following their parent's deaths.  Changing times occur once a neighbor becomes heavily involved in their lives.  The production will open in May.

Following in June is reasons to be pretty, a love story dealing with love's, or rather a person's supposed, imperfections.  When a boyfriend makes note of his girlfriend's imperfections...let's just say things get crazy.  

Switching to the imperfections of the workforce, Reduction in Force will feature much back-stabbing, survival of the fittest, ethically-questionable attitudes as a company begins its layoff of many employees.  The comedy will clock in during July and August.

Last, but certainly not least, is the possible workplace antidote Rx.  A researcher has been charged with overseeing the trial of a new drug, which, if it works, could cure workplace depression.  Yet, during the trial, the researcher and a test subject find themselves in a situation they didn't expect going in.  Rx runs in October.

Season ticket options are new this year for The Bard's Town Theatre and are only $77 for all seven shows.  Single tickets are $15 per person.  All tickets can be reserved online at The Bard's Town Theatre website. Tickets in advance are highly recommended due to limited seating.  All performances are to happen on the second floor of The Bard's Town, located at 1801 Bardstown Road in the Highlands.  

Don't forget to dine before the show in The Bard's Town's restaurant, featuring a wide variety of appetizers, sandwhiches, and other themed foods.  A menu can be found at the restaurant website.

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A near life-long resident of Louisville, Brian has written for Louisville.com since spring 2010. He has also written for various publications and online sites, including the Mount Vernon Democrat and Louisville Catholic Sports. Brian spends most of his free time enjoying the theatre scene, hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, and enjoying life.

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