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The Liminal Playhouse Sets 2016-17 Season

While preparing to open "Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce" by Sarah Ruhl on Thursday, March 24 at The Henry Clay Theatre, Artistic Director Tony Prince and Producing Director Richard McGrew announce the 2016-2017 season of The Liminal Playhouse.

In their second season, The Liminal Playhouse will expand beyond their two-show main stage season in The Henry Clay with a more intimate studio series in Vault1031.

Their main stage season will open with Jennifer Haley's "The Nether," which according to The New York Times, "exerts a viselike grip, while taking you down avenues of thought you probably haven't traveled yet." It explores the increasingly unclear boundaries between the "real world" and the virtual worlds we create. "The Nether" will run from September 1 through September 11 at The Henry Clay Theatre, 604 South Third Street, Louisville, KY.

Their studio series will begin with Tony Award-nominated "Venus in Fur" by David Ives. This erotic comedy involving a battle of wits between a theatre director and an actress in an audition that turns darkly sensual was described in The New Yorker as "wildly intelligent and sometimes frightening." It will run from November 10 through November 20 at Vault1031, 1031 South Sixth Street, Louisville, KY.

The Liminal Playhouse will close their 2016-2017 season with Tony Award-nominated "Time Stands Still" by Donald Margulies. Dealing with the complex ethics of war reporting and shifting romantic interests, the play was described by The Associated Press as "smart, stylish, timely and layered with an intriguing seriousness that inspires discussion after the curtain comes down." "Time Stands Still" will run March 23 through April 2, 2017 at The Henry Clay Theatre.

McGrew says, "We are excited to bring these three fascinating shows to Louisville audiences."

Prince says, "Once audiences have seen our second season, they will have a very clear idea of who we are and where we are going as a company."

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.

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