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The Liminal Playhouse Announces 2019-2020 Season - SMART PEOPLE, PUNTS, and More!

Artistic Director Tony Prince and Producing Director Richard McGrew has announced the 2019 - 2020 season of The Liminal Playhouse, again consisting of four Louisville premieres.

The season will open with "The Exceptionals" by Bob Clyman. Set in a sperm bank in the near future, this play is a comedy about how far parents should, or are willing to, go in order to produce and raise children that are "exceptional." It will run from August 29 - September 8, 2019.

The second show will be "Haunting Julia" by Alan Ayckbourn. The father of a young female composer who has died of a possible suicide decides to turn her attic bedroom into a museum in her honor. Opening just in time for the Halloween season, this unsettling play explores the liminal space between life and death. When is it the right time to let go of the dead... and who decides? This literate and chilling play will run October 24 - November 3, 2019.

The third production will be "Punts" by Sarah Page. This 2017 British play explores the relationships between a husband and wife, their slightly mentally disabled twenty-five year old son and the prostitute they hire to help him lose his virginity. It will run March 26 - April 5, 2020.

The fifth season will close with "The Houseguests" by Harry Kondoleon, the playwright who wrote "Christmas on Mars," which opened The Liminal Playhouse's first season. John and Vera are "welcoming" Manny and Gale to their home as houseguests, but this will be a visit far from what anyone could ever expect. The Village Voice described the play's 1993 debut as "horrific, postmodern high comedy." The production dates will be May 28 - June 7, 2020.

Prince says, "We're really looking forward to continuing to produce thought-provoking plays that surprise, challenge and entertain our audiences."

All performances will be at The Henry Clay Theatre, 604 South Third Street, Louisville, KY.

Remaining productions for The Liminal Playhouse's current season are "Smart People" by Lydia R. Diamond (March 28 - April 7, 2019) and Edward Albee's "The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?" (May 30 - June 9, 2019) at The Henry Clay Theatre.
About The Liminal Playhouse:

The Liminal Playhouse embraces, explores and celebrates the ambiguous, and sometimes paradoxical, nature of our shared humanity.

Season subscriptions are available online at or by calling 502-553-8056.

The Liminal Playhouse is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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