HIR, CLYBOURNE PARK, SEX WITH STRANGERS and More Set for The Liminal Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
Artistic Director Tony Prince and Producing Director Richard McGrew are excited to announce the 2017-2018 season of The Liminal Playhouse.
Having joined Bunbury Theatre and Pandora Productions in a partnership as the third resident theatre company at The Henry Clay Theatre, The Liminal Playhouse will expand to four shows for its third season, all Louisville premieres and all in The Henry Clay.
The season will open with "Hir" by Taylor Mac running August 31-September 10, 2017. Like Liminal's currently running production of "Time Stands Still," "Hir" begins with someone coming home from the war in Iraq, but things take a decided turn for the absurd in this dark comedy that explores complex issues such as domestic abuse, transgender identity and PTSD.
Next up will be Bruce Norris' "Clybourne Park." Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking play "A Raisin in the Sun," "Clybourne Park" explores our ongoing struggles as a country to unite and live harmoniously together given our racially divided past...and present. Norris' uncomfortably hilarious and merciless play spares no one. It won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play. "Clybourne Park" will run October 26-November 5, 2017.
The third production of the season will be "Sex with Strangers" by Laura Eason. Eason's erotic comedy explores complex issues of romance and identity in a world in which our online selves and our physical selves may not be quite the same. Show dates are March 29-April 8, 2018.
The season will close with Philip Ridley's "The Fastest Clock in the Universe" running May 24-June 3, 2018. Rarely performed in the United States, it is considered a contemporary classic in Britain, twenty-five years after it shocked London audiences in 1992. Thirty-year-old Cougar Glass is celebrating his 19th birthday...again. Captain Tock is throwing the party, and the only invited guests are Foxtrot Darling (originally performed by a very young Jude Law, his breakthrough performance in London's West End) and octogenarian Cheetah Bee. The unexpected appearance of Foxtrot's girlfriend Sherbet Gravel throws a wrench into the works and hilarity and tragedy ensue.
Prince says, "We're incredibly excited to bring these four Louisville premieres to our audience."
All performances will be at The Henry Clay Theatre, 604 South Third Street, Louisville, KY. Remaining performance of Donald Margulies' "Time Stands Still" are March 30, 31 and April 1 at 7:30 p.m. and April 2 at 2:00 p.m. at The Henry Clay. Season subscriptions are available online at TheLiminalPlayhouse.org or by calling 502-553-8056.
The Liminal Playhouse embraces, explores and celebrates the ambiguous, and sometimes paradoxical, nature of our shared humanity. The Liminal Playhouse is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.