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    The Liminal Playhouse launches its inaugural season.
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    Featuring characters caught between two places, a dark comedy and a farce will highlight the inaugural season for The Liminal Playhouse.

    The Liminal Playhouse got its name thanks to artistic director Tony Prince’s fascination with the liminality concept, which details a state of being at a threshold between two different places or forms. Prince took the concept and related it to the theater world.

    “Theater itself is highly liminal as an art form,” Prince said. “When actors are onstage they are both self and other. The audience and the actors exist in both the same time and place as each other as well as a different time and place.”

    During its inaugural season, The Liminal Playhouse will present two shows full of characters caught in their own thresholds: “Christmas on Mars” and “Melancholy Play.” Both shows are to take place at the Henry Clay Theatre, located inside the Henry Clay Building at 604 South Third Street in Old Louisville.

    The company opens its season in September with “Christmas on Mars.” Taking place inside a bare apartment, the play’s characters find themselves longing for love, wanting to be needed and/or seeking any type of genuine connection. This play runs Sept. 3-13.

    The other show for The Liminal Playhouse this season is “Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce.” Sarah Ruhl, a playwright with premieres of her work at Actors Theatre to her credit, focuses her play on themes of love, attraction, melancholy and transformation. The Liminal Playhouse producing director Richard McGrew created the score for the show, which will take place March 24-Apr. 3, 2016.

    Season subscriptions are available for $32 per person. Tickets for just “Christmas on Mars” are now available for $18 per person. All tickets can be purchased through The Liminal Playhouse website.

    More information on The Liminal Playhouse, including cast lists for both shows, can also be found at the theater company’s website.

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