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    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 TheatreAllianceOfLouisville@gmail.com.

    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 Us@LePetomane.org 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?

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