Join StageOne Family Theatre's Musical World Premiere of Wiley and the Hairy Man at The Kentucky Center’s Bomhard Theater, October 13 & 20 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The play is a folktale rooted in African folklore set in the swamp lands of Alabama. “Outwit the Hairy Man three times and he won’t scare you ever again,” says Mammy. Trembling, Wiley sets out for the woods prepared to confront the Hairy Man; he looks fear in the face and overcomes it. The adventures are presented in lyric, poetry, music and mime.
This is the 40th anniversary of the play and the first time it has ever appeared with music. The internationally and nationally known playwright, Suzan Zeder, was approached by StageOne to revisit the play and give it new life. Zeder always envisioned Wiley and the Hairy Man with music but insisted she collaborate with a local composer who would bring the voice of the region to the piece. StageOne was thrilled to partner with world renowned jazz pianist, and Louisville’s own, Harry Pickens. The World Premiere of Wiley and the Hairy Man is part of StageOne Family Theatre New Play Development Series.
Single tickets are available through The Kentucky Center. Tickets are $14.75. To purchase, call 502.584.7777, in person at the box office, or online at www.kentuckycenter.org. Group tickets for parties of 12 or more are available for $12 each by calling 502.498.2447. Audio Description and Caption Theater will be offered on 10/13 at 2 pm. ASL interpretation is available with 2 weeks notice. Services provided by The Kentucky Center access service volunteers.
StageOne Family Theatre is dedicated to producing, presenting, and developing quality, diverse and affordable entertainment and to training and mentoring local youth in the arts. StageOne receives support from The Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County, Fund for the Arts, Kentucky Arts Council, PNC Foundation, Brown-Forman, YUM! Brands and The Mimi and Marshall Heuser New Play Development Fund. www.stageone.org
|Review: Wicked at Kentucky Center [Theater]|
|Spalding’s Festival of Contemporary Writing kicks off tomorrow|
|Alley Theater presents a Top Secret show|
|Review: West Side Story|
|The 48 Hour Film Project Returns to Louisville|
|Great American...what...for Lou Rep|
|Review: Becoming Mothers at Looking for Lilith|