DAD WOOF PAPA HOT Announced At Pandora Productions

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Pandora Productions continues the 2018-19 season with Peter Parnell's funny and touching look at fidelity and gay parenting in DADA WOOF PAPA HOT. The title refers to the first words of the offstage child of Alan and Rob. "Dada" for Rob, "woof" for dog, "Papa" for Alan and "hot" for radiator. But as Alan explains, if you put those four words together it's 'what every gay dad wants to hear'... The play will run January 11 - 26 at the company's home at the Henry Clay Theatre and is sponsored by Crosby Law Offices, PSC. (**please see note below regarding change in scheduling.)

Two couples, who recently met at a parent group, are out to dinner at the trendy new restaurant in NYC. The four share pics of their kids, trade horror stories from pre-school applications, and talk about their jobs. They find plenty of common ground as gay couples raising kids in the city, and a play date with their children is set. As we follow these two pairs through their developing friendship, the conversation deepens from after school pick-up to the cracks in their marriages - struggles which are mirrored in the relationships of their straight friends. DADA WOOF PAPA HOT captures the urban parent experience. But what happens next? What pieces of your former self are lost when becoming a parent? Is gaining entry and acceptance into mainstream culture worth giving up what made you unique?

DADA WOOF PAPA HOT is being directed by the company's Artistic Director, Michael J. Drury. The cast includes: Shayne Brakefield, Drew Sutherland, Mitchell Martin, Mandi Elkins Hutchins, Brent Gettelfinger and Heather Green.

DADA WOOF PAPA HOT will run January 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 p; January 20 at 5:30 p with the only matinee set for January 13 at 2:30 p. The production will be presented at the Henry Clay Theatre in the historic Henry Clay building located at 604 South Third Street, 3rd Floor, Downtown Louisville. Single tickets are available for $20 in advance and $22 day of show for this production online at, or by phone at 502.216.5502.

**This play was moved up from May 2019 and replaces Southern Comfort which was moved into the 2019-2020 Season. Pandora will produce Hit the Wall in May to accommodate that vacancy.

The remaining productions in the 2018-2019 Season include:
GIRLFRIEND March 8 - 23 Sponsored by Best Blind & Shade Co.
HIT THE WALL May 10 - 25 Sponsored by Caperton Realty

Pandora Productions was founded in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1995 and represents the transformational power of theatre. Its mission is to entertain, engage and inspire its audiences, the community, and the greater human communities by presenting bold, cutting-edge theatrical productions that reveal the commonality of all people while investigating the diversity of human nature, particularly the nature of sexual orientation, through artistic expression. Pandora Productions is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization that benefits largely from the generosity of the community. Donations are encouraged and welcomed, in any amount. Please visit for more information.

Michael J. Drury, Pandora Productions Producing Artistic Director,has worked as a professional actor for 30+ years throughout the Midwest and is no stranger to Louisville area audiences having appeared with Stage One: Louisville's Children's Theatre, Derby Dinner Playhouse, Music Theatre Louisville, CenterStage, Theatre [502] and the Stephen Foster Drama Association, with whom he also toured Japan and was chosen to remake the official cast recording. He has directed numerous productions at Derby Dinner Playhouse, Louisville Repertory Company, Clarksville Little Theatre and the Shelby County Community Theatre, in addition to adjudicating at theatre festivals including The Kentucky Theatre Association and The Southeastern Theatre Conference and teaching ArtsShops for GSA.

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