The Theatre Alliance of Louisville proudly announces the following productions to be performed by various local companies for their 2008-2009 seasons. For more detailed information about the individual shows in the following calendar, please contact the producing companies; for information about the Theatre Alliance of Louisville, please e-mail [email protected] 2008-2009 Member SEASONS: (as of July 17, 2009) The As Yet Unnamed Theatre Company 2008-2009 Season All shows at the MeX Theatre, Kentucky Center for the Arts, 501 West Main Street This Property is Condemned Suddenly Last Summer By Tennessee Williams July 11, 12, 13, 18, 19,20, 2008 Wonderful Town Music by Leonard Bernstein Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green November 21, 22, 23, 28, 29,30, 2008 Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters March 6,7,8, 13, 14, 15, 2009 I Do! I Do! Book, Music and Lyrics by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt May 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, 2009 Vanities A comedy by Jack Heifner July 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 2009 Finnigan Productions www.finniganbeginagain.com Finnigan Productions 2008-2009 season will include: dirty sexy derby play September 5, 6, 11, 12 & 13 at 8pm Kentucky Center for the Arts MeX Theatre 501 West Main Street Tickets: $12.50 For tickets call 502.584.7777 For more information go to www.finniganbeginagain.com Vanessa and Carl have decided to throw a party. It's Saturday, May 4th, 1974 and it's Derby day in Louisville, Kentucky. The thing is, the party they had in mind is not your ordinary, run of the mill Derby party. It's been only one month since the devastating tornadoes of April 3rd, and they want to do something special for their friends who have lost so much. They want to give their friends a night to divert their worries and celebrate their fantasies. They want to give their friends, and themselves, a party they won't soon forget. Vanessa and Carl have decided to throw a key party. Written and directed by Brian Walker and starring a slew of local talent, including Leah Roberts as Vanessa and Andy Pyle as Carl. Finnigan's Festival of Funky Fresh Fun March 20-28, 2009 Attack of the Killer Zombie Play July 24-August 1, 2009 Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble www.LePetomane.org (502) 609-2520 Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble presents - our 2008-2009 season Spot of Cheese (or the Unexpected Sally) October 17-18, 24-25, & 27, 2008: An original two-person vaudeville, including expertly-attempted flamenco, the history of all world literature, and, yes, cheese. (NOTE: Yes, closing night, October 27 is a Monday. Do you work weekends? This may be the show for you!) The Lesser Tragedy of Pammon: A Comedy. (working title) Another Le Petomane original, still in development. It will be incredibly funny. November 13-15, 21-23, 2008 William Shakespeare's As You Like It February 19-28, 2009 As we like it - six actors, some professionally made masks and a couple of puppets. Those who remember our audience-beloved productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Moliere’s Don Juan will be happy; those who don’t will be both happy and surprised! All shows at 7:30 at the Rudyard Kipling (422 W. Oak St.); tickets $8-$20 pay-what-you-like sliding scale. For more information, contact [email protected] or (502) 609-2520. Little Colonel Playhouse 2008-2009 Season Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw Sept. 18-20, 26, 27 @ 8 PM; 21 & 28 @ 2:30 PM Tickets: $12 adult, $10 senior citizens and students Dinner Theatre (Sept 18) $15 plus price of show ticket Please call (503) 588-1557 for reservations If a Man Answers Based on the novel by Winifred Wolfe Nov. 13-15, 21-22 @ 8 PM; 16 & 23 @ 2:30 PM All My Sons by Arthur Miller Jan. 15-17, 23, 24 @ 8 pm; 18 & 25 @ 2:30 pm Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro March 12-14, 20, 21 @ 8 pm; 15 & 22 @ 2:30 pm I Do, I Do by Tom Jones May 7-9, 15, 16 @ 8pm; 10 & 17 @ 2:30 pm Looking for Lilith www.lookingforlilith.org Looking for Lilith Theatre Company’s first ever THREE show season!! 3 world premieres in 1 renowned local arts hot spot with 1 of the best independent theatre companies in town, and one of the brave few theatre companies that is consistently creating new and challenging works sure to educate and entertain your socks off!! Women of Will Oct 30, 31 Nov 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 The Rudyard Kipling 422 W. Oak St. Women of Will, a one-act compilation by director Kathi E.B. Ellis of scenes and monologues depicts Shakespeare's most powerful, influential, and intriguing women. Lilith’s production will explore the influence of Shakespeare and Shakespeare's time on how female characters were written and performed, while at the same time exploring the influence of William Shakespeare’s female characters on subsequent generations of audiences and performers. The Triangle Project (working title) March 25, 26, 27, 28 April 2, 3, 4 The Rudyard Kipling 422 W Oak St. The Triangle Project, based on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911 in New York City, explores the lives of women and girls who were tragically killed in that garment factory fire, the ensuing trial against the owners, and how the labor rights movement was galvanized by this event. Strangers/Extranjeras June 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 The Rudyard Kipling 422 W Oak St. This bilingual play shares a powerful story of friendship between two very different young women, an optimistic volunteer from the US and a generous Mayan mother from Guatemala who opens her home to host the volunteer. Based on the experiences of company members who lived as volunteers in Guatemala for a year. Looking for Lilith will also continue its outstanding Outreach Programs this season. This will be their second year as the theatre company-in-residence at the dePaul School, offering 8 weeks of drama classes throughout the school year. They are also pleased to return to Cairo Elementary in Henderson, KY to continue their work exploring community stories and drama skills there through another KAC TIP grant. Plans are in the works to return to the Brown School and Presentation High School, as the last two years work with those schools has been so rewarding. They hope to return to offer a residency at their alma mater of the Youth Performing Arts School again this school year. Building on successful relationships with EKU and Berea College over the past two years, they plan to bring “The Triangle Project” to them this spring. Having just returned from their fourth summer residency in Guatemala, they are already making plans for their next trip, which may happen as soon as next spring. Their Faith Stories Project work in Guatemala has sparked interest in the U.S. and they expect to hold such Retreats with women in the KY and DC areas this upcoming season. After a trial run at a summer drama camp this June, they have plans to grow their summer camp next summer. And many many more outreach projects are in the works! The Necessary Theatre www.tntky.org Tad Chitwood, Artistic Director 2008 – 2009 Season: Durang, Durang, Again, Again by Christopher Durang Oct. 9-11, 16-18 8 p.m. $17/$15 students and seniors MeX Theatre, Kentucky Center for the Arts www.tntky.org "An evening of hilarious and slightly twisted short plays. OK, deeply twisted." Fifth Planet by David Auburn March 6-7, 13-14 8 p.m. $10 The Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St. www.tntky.org "Romance is in the air...and in the stars." Drinking in America by Eric Bogosian May 8-9, 15-16 8 p.m. $10 The Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St. www.tntky.org "A hilarious vision of a society hooked on self-delusion." Pandora Productions www.PandoraProds.org 2008-2009 Season: The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufmann and Tectonic Theatre Project (Running in repertory with Stop Kiss) September 4, 5, 6, 7, 16, 18, 20 @ 7:30 p.m. & September 7 @ 2 p.m. Henry Clay, Bunbury Theatre at 604 S Third St., 3rd Floor Tickets: Advance $15 / Day of Show $17 Reservations: 502.216.5502 or online at www.PandoraProds.org Press information: 502.592.6009 The Laramie Project paints a picture of Matthew Shepard, brutally beaten on the outskirts of Laramie, WY in October 1998, from the thoughts of people who knew him and then moves from his encounter at the Fireside Bar with Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney to finding the body, the invasion of the media, the reactions of the townspeople, medical reports on Shepard’s condition, the funeral and the trials of Henderson and McKinney. This revival for Pandora will be directed by the company’s Artistic Director, Michael J. Drury. Stop Kiss by Diana Son (Running in repertory with The Laramie Project) September 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 19, 21 @ 7:30 p.m. & September 13 @ 2 p.m. Henry Clay, Bunbury Theatre at 604 S Third St., 3rd Floor Tickets: Advance $15 / Day of Show $17 Reservations: 502.216.5502 or online at www.PandoraProds.org Press information: 502.592.6009 Stop Kiss is a funny, poignant, horrifying, and finally inspiring urban play. The play's title refers to the casualness and the spontaneity of an act that would be accepted as normal between a man and woman, but which in this play prompts an act of violence. An unsettled helicopter traffic reporter finds romance and happiness with a totally together third grade school teacher. First Couple by Charles Jefferson Beeker October 30, 31, November 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16 @ 7:30 p.m. & November 2 & 8 @ 2 p.m. Henry Clay, Bunbury Theatre at 604 S Third St., 3rd Floor Tickets: Advance $15 / Day of Show $17 Reservations: 502.216.5502 or online at www.PandoraProds.org Press information: 502.592.6009 First Couple reflects the current political climate as Blair Tyler, a young gay Congressman, suddenly finds himself Vice President when his predecessor is forced to resign. Before he and his partner, Jason Lawrence, a free-lance journalist, have time to adjust to Blair's new, very public role, the President of the United States resigns, propelling Blair and Jason into the White House. Pulp by Patricia Kane January 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18 @ 7:30 p.m. & January 4 & 10 @ 2 p.m. Henry Clay, Bunbury Theatre at 604 S Third St., 3rd Floor Tickets: Advance $15 / Day of Show $17 Reservations: 502.216.5502 or online at www.PandoraProds.org Press information: 502.592.6009 Pulp is a campy, noirish, musical comedy that finds tough Terry Logan heading for steamy summertime Chicago where she becomes the focus of attention at The Well, a teeming with sex women’s bar. Femme fatale Bing takes up with her but Logan soon yearns for Vivian, the mysterious, glamorous and seemingly untouchable owner of The Well. The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane February 26, 27, 28, March 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15 @ 7:30 p.m. & March 1 & 7 @ 2 p.m. Henry Clay, Bunbury Theatre at 604 S Third St., 3rd Floor Tickets: Advance $15 / Day of Show $17 Reservations: 502.216.5502 or online at www.PandoraProds.org Press information: 502.592.6009 The Little Dog Laughed explores the professional problems of secrecy. Mitchell begins an affair with a young prostitute named Alex while visiting New York. Diane has secured the film rights to a play in which the lead male character is gay. More than an extended satiric sketch the playwright uses the big lie to consider more subtle forms of self-deception. Bent by Martin Sherman (Running in repertory with I Am My Own Wife) May 7, 5, 9, 10, 20, 22, 24 @ 7:30 p.m. & May 10 @ 2 p.m. Henry Clay, Bunbury Theatre at 604 S Third St., 3rd Floor Tickets: Advance $15 / Day of Show $17 Reservations: 502.216.5502 or online at www.PandoraProds.org Press information: 502.592.6009 Bent reveals an oft-overlooked aspect of the Nazi campaign against human rights and human dignity. Under Hitler, approximately 100,000 homosexuals were sent to concentration camps. There, they were systematically worked, tortured and starved to death. Thousands more were shot “while trying to escape.” This revival for Pandora will be directed by the company’s Artistic Director, Michael J. Drury. I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright (Running in repertory with Bent) September 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23 @ 7:30 p.m. & May 16 @ 2 p.m. Henry Clay, Bunbury Theatre at 604 S Third St., 3rd Floor Tickets: Advance $15 / Day of Show $17 Reservations: 502.216.5502 or online at www.PandoraProds.org Press information: 502.592.6009 I Am My Own Wife was the winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the 2004 Tony Award. Based on a true story, and inspired by interviews conducted by the playwright over several years, the play tells the fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a real-life German transvestite who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist regime. Former theater critic for the Courier-Journal, Roger Fristoe, stars in this one man tour de force directed by Rand Harmon of Specific Gravity Company. Who Dunnit Murder Mystery Theatre (502) 426-7100 2008-2009 Season: Fashion Show at the Castle of Blood Saturdays, September 20 through November 1, 2008; and Fridays, October 24 & 31; at Masterson's. Seating at 6:30 p.m. $41.95 per person (includes dinner, show, tax and gratuity). For reservations, call 502-426-7100. A Halloween Extravaganza! Beware - A vampire is on the loose! Can you spot the real killer in the midst of a gathering full of monsters and ghouls? Rocky Horror meets the Great Undead in this glorious Halloween masterpiece of fun! A Christmas Carol Murder Saturdays, November 15, 2008, through January 3, 2009; at Masterson's. Seating at 6:30 p.m. $41.95 per person (includes dinner, show, tax and gratuity). For reservations, call 502-426-7100. WhoDunnit's holiday spectacular! Ebenezer Scrooge has been shot ... or, rather, the actor who plays him has. He just doesn't know it yet. Someone shot him as he prepared for the final scene, and now he needs to figure out who and why - or he'll be condemned to be forever a haunted man, with no chance for redemption. Optical Illusion: Murder in Plain Sight Saturdays, February 14 through April 4, 2009; at Masterson's. Seating at 6:30 p.m. $41.95 per person (includes dinner, show, tax and gratuity). For reservations, call 502-426-7100. A gathering of brilliant scientists, a mysterious formula, and no one is who they seem to be! You are in the center of the action in this world premiere murder mystery! Can you spot the sleight-of-hand that identifies the killer in your midst? Murder at Lenny's Speakeasy Saturdays, May 16 through June 20, 2009; at Masterson's. Seating at 6:30 p.m. $41.95 per person (includes dinner, show, tax and gratuity). For reservations, call 502-426-7100. Step into the shadowy underworld of a 1920s speakeasy, where gangsters make the rules, and all is fair game ... or not. Intrigue abounds in this glittering recreation of a bygone era as a glamorous showgirl is murdered. Who wanted her dead, and why?