The Liminal Playhouse Sets Casts, Crews for 2017-18 Season, Featuring HIR, CLYBOURNE PARK and More
Artistic Director Tony Prince and Producing Director Richard McGrew are excited to announce the casts and crews for the 2017 - 2018 season of The Liminal Playhouse. This is the company's third season and its first season since joining Bunbury Theatre and Pandora Productions as the third resident theatre company at The Henry Clay Theatre.
In "Hir" by Taylor Mac, Isaac (Neil Brewer) comes home from the Iraq war to find that his mother Paige (Teresa Willis) has given up on all social conventions after his father Arnold (Michael Drury) has had a stroke, and his sibling Max (Megan Adair) has started transitioning from female to male. Described by the playwright as Absurd Realism, "Hir" is a thoroughly modern dark comedy about the strains and confusion of living in the midst of changing paradigms. The technical team consists of Scenic Designer Eric Allgeier, Lighting Designer Keith Kimmel, Costume Designer Shane Estes and Sound Designer Richard McGrew. Showtimes are August 31 and September 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and September 3 and 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, "Clybourne Park" by Bruce Norris is set in a house in the same neighborhood as the one in Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun." The first act is set in the 1950's when the house is being sold to the neighborhood's first African-American homeowners. The second act takes place fifty years later when the neighborhood has long since been historically African-American. The cast includes Russ/Dan (Clint Gill), Bev/Kathy (Heather Green), Francine/Lena (Michala Smith), Jim/Tom/Kenneth (David Galloway), Albert/Kevin (Robert Thompson), Karl/Steve (Ryan Lash) and Betsy/Lindsey (Katherine Martin). The technical team consists of Scenic Designer Eric Allgeier, Lighting Designer Keith Kimmel, Costume Designer Lindsay Chamberlin and Sound Designer Richard McGrew. Showtimes are October 26, 27, 28 and November 2, 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and October 29 and November 5 at 2:00 p.m.
In "Sex with Strangers" by Laura Eason, Olivia (Kate Bringardner) is a novelist seeking a quiet time to write at a snowed-in bed and breakfast when Ethan (Zach Meiser), a famous sex blogger, shows up unexpectedly, setting the stage for a suspenseful, erotic comedy exploring the ambiguities of our physical and online lives and values. The technical team includes Lighting Designer Keith Kimmel and Composer/Sound Designer Richard McGrew with the positions of Scenic Designer and Costume Designer still to be announced. Showtimes are March 29, 30 and 31 and April 2, 5, 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and April 8 at 2:00 p.m.
In Philip Ridley's "The Fastest Clock in the Universe," thirty-year-old Cougar Glass (Remy Sisk) is celebrating his 19th birthday...again. Captain Tock (Brian Hinds) is throwing the party, and the only invited guests are Foxtrot Darling (TBA) and octogenarian Cheetah Bee (Laurene Scalf). The unexpected appearance of Foxtrot's girlfriend Sherbet Gravel (Megan Adair) throws a wrench into the works and hilarity and tragedy ensue. The technical team consists of Scenic Designer Karl Anderson, Lighting Designer Keith Kimmel, Costume Designer Shane Estes and Sound Designer Richard McGrew. Showtimes are May 24, 25, 26 and 31 and June 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. and May 27 and June 3 at 2:00 p.m.
Artistic Director Tony Prince will direct all four productions of these Louisville premieres.
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.