Louisville Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: KING LEAR at University Of Louisville - Budding Among The Ruins BWW Review: KING LEAR at University Of Louisville - Budding Among The Ruins
by Keith Waits - November 14, 2016

As a character, King Lear is the great aging lion, one of what Charlton Heston called the 'man killers' of Shakespeare, and a play that examines the hubris and arrogance in power held too long. In an unusual collaboration, Commonwealth Theatre Center (CTC) and University of Louisville Theatre Arts... (more...)
BWW Review: KIN at Eve Theatre Company BWW Review: KIN at Eve Theatre Company
by Keith Waits - November 08, 2016

Eve Theater Company opens its fifth season with Bathsheba Doran's play Kin. Year five always seems to be a milepost: a time for a company to take stock of itself and others. So I would note that this production seems to represent an important moment of maturity and ambition for Eve. It reaches for a... (more...)
BWW Review: DETROIT '67 at Actors Theatre Of Louisville BWW Review: DETROIT '67 at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Keith Waits - November 08, 2016

Actors Theatre announced today that their upcoming production of Dominique Morisseau's Detroit '67 will be cancelled, following the unexpected passing of company member Owiso Odera.... (more...)
BWW Review: DIAL M FOR MURDER at Derby Dinner Playhouse BWW Review: DIAL M FOR MURDER at Derby Dinner Playhouse
by Taylor Clemons - October 24, 2016

Based on the classic Hitchcock film of the same name, Dial M for Murder has arrived at Derby Dinner Playhouse just in time to get your horror fill this Halloween!... (more...)
BWW Review: TITUS ANDRONICUS at Kentucky Shakespeare BWW Review: TITUS ANDRONICUS at Kentucky Shakespeare
by Keith Waits - October 17, 2016

If you're lucky, the stench of death will hang in the air. When you get out of your car and make your way past the glitzy dance club to the dingy warehouse outback, the stench helps set the scene.... (more...)
BWW Review: MACBETH at Actors Theater Of Louisville BWW Review: MACBETH at Actors Theater Of Louisville
by Taylor Clemons - October 12, 2016

Macbeth is back, and in a way you have never seen before... (more...)
BWW Review: MACBETH at Actors Theatre Of Louisville BWW Review: MACBETH at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Keith Waits - October 10, 2016

Actors Theatre's current staging of Macbeth is loud, bloody, and glorious. It's far from a definitive take on one of the Bard's finest tragedies, and no doubt some purists will wince at the modern dress and liberties taken with the script-gone is 'double, double, toil and trouble' as well as the ent... (more...)
BWW Review: RIVER CITY at Theatre [502] BWW Review: RIVER CITY at Theatre [502]
by Keith Waits - October 10, 2016

Diana Grisanti's River City has been a long time coming, years in development and the winner of the Rolling World Premiere through the National New Play Network; it is both a tribute to and critical commentary on Grisanti's home town of Louisville, Kentucky.... (more...)
BWW Review: THEATRE OF BLOOD - An Actor's Revenge BWW Review: THEATRE OF BLOOD - An Actor's Revenge
by Keith Waits - September 13, 2016

An Actor's Revenge: Theatre of Blood at The Alley Theater in Louisville... (more...)
BWW Review: Fifth Third Bank's DRACULA at Actors Theatre Of Louisville BWW Review: Fifth Third Bank's DRACULA at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Taylor Clemons - September 12, 2016

Dracula has risen from the dead and is more frightening as ever... in the best possible way!... (more...)
BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS - The Art of Clowning BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS - The Art of Clowning
by Keith Waits - September 06, 2016

The subject of The 39 Steps isn't an innocent man being chased by spies across Scotland, and it isn't Alfred Hitchcock, although it serves as a fine pastiche of iconic Hitchcock moments. What seems to be on the mind of Patrick Barlow, adapting the 1938 movie more than John Buchan's classic novel, is... (more...)
BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS at Actors Theater Of Louisville BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS at Actors Theater Of Louisville
by Taylor Clemons - September 03, 2016

Suspense and hilarity ensues with Actors Theater of Louisville's 2016-17 season opener!... (more...)
BWW Review: THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS at Derby Dinner Playhouse BWW Review: THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS at Derby Dinner Playhouse
by Taylor Clemons - August 22, 2016

When a five down on their luck friends buy an abandoned church and turn it into a day spa, hilarity ensues! While building their friendship, they might also manage to find love along the way.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE ALIENS BWW Review: THE ALIENS
by Keith Waits - August 01, 2016

Anger, Anxiety, & Strangeness... (more...)
BWW Review: Derby City Playwrights New Play Festival BWW Review: Derby City Playwrights New Play Festival
by Keith Waits - July 16, 2016

Finally, the First Annual Derby City Playwrights New Play Festival ends with a new play by the group's founder. It has been awhile since Brian Walker premiered a new, full-length work in Louisville, and High Tide was worth the wait.... (more...)
BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET
by Keith Waits - July 11, 2016

Kentucky Shakespeare: A Daring Romeo and Juliet... (more...)
BWW Review: BASHIR LAZHAR - Stranger in a Strange Land BWW Review: BASHIR LAZHAR - Stranger in a Strange Land
by Keith Waits - June 27, 2016

The subject of immigration fits the social and political mind of Teatro Tercera Llamda as a company, so the embrace of Bashir Lazhar, a rare production of theirs that does not spring from a Spanish-speaking author, makes sense.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE WINTER'S TALE - A Dark Tale of the Heart BWW Review: THE WINTER'S TALE - A Dark Tale of the Heart
by Keith Waits - June 20, 2016

Kentucky Shakespeare presents The Winter's Tale... (more...)
BWW Review: THIS IS NOT THE PLAY BWW Review: THIS IS NOT THE PLAY
by Keith Waits - June 13, 2016

The Bard's Town gives Chisa Hutchinson's Play Its Louisville Preniere... (more...)
BWW Review: THE MAN WHO WOKE UP - American Premiere of Short Opera by British Composer Robin Haigh BWW Review: THE MAN WHO WOKE UP - American Premiere of Short Opera by British Composer Robin Haigh
by Keith Waits - May 31, 2016

American Premiere of Short Opera by British Composer Robin Haigh... (more...)
BWW Review: IN A WORD BWW Review: IN A WORD
by Keith Waits - May 23, 2016

There may not be much under the Sun that we cannot claim to have seen in drama. Certainly the tragedy of losing a child has been thoroughly examined, if not exhausted; but it ultimately comes down to how you tell a story. Playwright Lauren Yee tells hers with precision and emotional impact, using no... (more...)
BWW Review: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL BWW Review: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL
by Keith Waits - April 18, 2016

This week, a high-energy combination of the Motor City and the Great White Way burst into Louisville with the current Broadway Series production, Motown: the Musical, at the Kentucky Center.... (more...)
BWW Review: CARDBOARD PIANO - Small, Extraordinary Acts of Kindness BWW Review: CARDBOARD PIANO - Small, Extraordinary Acts of Kindness
by Keith Waits - April 04, 2016

Cardboard Piano at Humana Festival: Small Extraordinary Acts of Kindness... (more...)
BWW Review: QUALITIES OF STARLIGHT from Theatre [502] BWW Review: QUALITIES OF STARLIGHT from Theatre [502]
by Keith Waits - April 01, 2016

BWW Review: Qualities of Starlight from Theatre [502]... (more...)
BWW Review: WELLESLEY GIRL at the Humana Festival BWW Review: WELLESLEY GIRL at the Humana Festival
by Keith Waits - March 23, 2016

United States In Disarray: Wellesley Girl at the Humana Festival... (more...)