Pandora Productions Announces a Musical Lineup of Classics and Regional Premieres for the 2019-2020 SeasonPandora Productions Announces a Musical Lineup of Classics and Regional Premieres for the 2019-2020 Season
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 16, 2019

Pandora Productions, Louisville's only theatre company dedicated and most trusted to tell the stories of the LGBTQ community, is announcing plans for the 2019-2020 Season. (more...)

BWW Review: WHEN FISHIES RAIN DOWN FROM THE SKY at Bunbury TheatreBWW Review: WHEN FISHIES RAIN DOWN FROM THE SKY at Bunbury Theatre
by Keith Waits - Jun 24, 2019

America since the 2016 election has provoked no small amount of questioning. How could it ever have come to this? Beyond the immediacy of partisanship, the GOP has set about dismantling landmark legislation such as the Voting Rights Act. It has sent us reeling back in time to reexamine modern history for clues, and also to seek comfort in moments in which we felt secure in the march of progressiveness. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA? at The Liminal PlayhouseBWW Review: THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA? at The Liminal Playhouse
by Keith Waits - Jun 10, 2019

Edward Albee has a spurious reputation for writing difficult, inaccessible plays. While the esteemed playwright is usually challenging to mainstream audiences, The Goat Or, Who is Sylvia? functions surprisingly well as domestic farce. It is often flat out funny. (more...)

Folger Shakespeare Library To Screen DC Premiere Of The New Film GHOST LIGHTFolger Shakespeare Library To Screen DC Premiere Of The New Film GHOST LIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019

The Folger Shakespeare Library will host the DC premiere of Ghost Light, a new dark comedy by filmmakers John Stimpson and Geoffrey Taylor. The film, a Feature Film Award-winner at the Austin Film Festival, will be shown in the historic Folger Theatre located on Capitol Hill. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.folger.edu/talks or by calling the Folger Box Office at 202.544.7077. (more...)

The Liminal Playhouse Closes Its Fourth Season With Edward Albee's THE GOATThe Liminal Playhouse Closes Its Fourth Season With Edward Albee's THE GOAT
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019

Artistic director Tony Prince and producing director Richard McGrew are excited to close The Liminal Playhouse's fourth season with Edward Albee's 'The Goat Or, Who is Sylvia?' (more...)

BWW Review: HIT THE WALL at Pandora ProductionsBWW Review: HIT THE WALL at Pandora Productions
by Keith Waits - May 20, 2019

That the 1969 riots at the center of Ike Holter's play are identified as 'Stonewall' is a neat metaphorical turn of phrase, even if it is happenstance. It is the turning point for Gays emerging from the shadows and staking a claim for a rightful place in society. And the walls came tumbling down. (more...)

HIT THE WALL Comes to Pandora ProductionsHIT THE WALL Comes to Pandora Productions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

As the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots approaches, Pandora Productions is proud to present Ike Holter's HIT THE WALL. An homage to the beginning of a movement! The play follows the stories of regular people thrust into extraordinary circumstances. We must never forget that the courage of a few have made a difference for all. Fed up with harassment by the police, the denizens of the Stonewall Inn fight back! It's the early hours of June 28, 1969 when a routine police raid on The Stonewall Inn, a popular underground gay bar in Greenwich Village, sparks a full-scale riot. Violent protests and street demonstrations continued for the next several days in what became known as The Stonewall Riots, thrusting a group of unlikely revolution-aries onto the frontlines of history and igniting one of the most influential social and political movements of the 20th Century. HIT THE WALL focuses on that wild and enigmatic first night of the riots, placing the audience just on the periphery of the conflict. An imaginative blend of history and mythology, it shines a contemporary light on the legacy of Stonewall. (more...)

BWW Review: SMART PEOPLE at The Liminal PlayhouseBWW Review: SMART PEOPLE at The Liminal Playhouse
by Keith Waits - Apr 1, 2019

Americans talk about racial and cultural identity as if walking on eggshells. As with so many hot button issues in the 21stcentury, we have become polarized on these topics because it is easier to lean completely into a position rather than explore the gray territory of nuance and contradiction. In her play Smart People, Lydia R. Diamond is intent on having a conversation that, if it doesn't entirely resist cliche and stereotype, at least uses them as devices to trigger a messier, more complex dialogue. (more...)

BWW Review: JQA Brings Past to Present at Arena StageBWW Review: JQA Brings Past to Present at Arena Stage
by Rachael Goldberg - Mar 17, 2019

'JQA' is an ambitious, delightful work that not only makes for an enjoyable theater experience, but also leaves its audiences ruminating on the deeper philosophies it explores. The strong cast and clever production designs are worth the trip alone, but the overall result is something that will linger in minds long after the lights have lifted, much like any presidential legacy. (more...)

The Liminal Playhouse Presents SMART PEOPLE By Lydia R. DiamondThe Liminal Playhouse Presents SMART PEOPLE By Lydia R. Diamond
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Artistic Director Tony Prince and Producing Director Richard McGrew are excited to open the third production of the The Liminal Playhouse's fourth season, "Smart People" by Lydia R. Diamond, directed by Tony Prince. (more...)

The Liminal Playhouse Announces 2019-2020 Season - SMART PEOPLE, PUNTS, and More!The Liminal Playhouse Announces 2019-2020 Season - SMART PEOPLE, PUNTS, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2019

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. (more...)

Photo Flash:  Get A First Look At JQA at Arena StagePhoto Flash: Get A First Look At JQA at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Aaron Posner's JQA, recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. The first of Posner's plays that is not adapted from an existing work, JQA shines a spotlight with humor and care on an ineffectual presidency, the idea of government and how a society lives in relationship to it, and the American experiment as it continues to evolve. Directed by Posner as well, JQA runs March 1 through April 14, 2019 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. (more...)

BWW Interview: Arena's JQA Explores the Complicated Legacy of a Complicated AmericanBWW Interview: Arena's JQA Explores the Complicated Legacy of a Complicated American
by Benjamin Tomchik - Feb 27, 2019

Lamented as an ineffectual president, and later celebrated by then-Senator John F. Kennedy as a legislative statesman in his landmark book Profiles in Courage, Adams' legacy will get a long overdue reexamination thanks to Arena Stage and their world-premiere production of Aaron Posner's new play JQA. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GREEN BOOK at Bunbury TheatreBWW Review: THE GREEN BOOK at Bunbury Theatre
by Keith Waits - Feb 14, 2019

No, it's not the movie. Nor is it the basis of the movie. But if the movie prompts you to check out this play, then everybody wins. (more...)

GIRLFRIEND Comes to Pandora ProductionsGIRLFRIEND Comes to Pandora Productions
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Pandora Productions presents GIRLFRIEND. Set to the irresistible songs from Matthew Sweet's landmark album, with book by Todd Allmond, GIRLFRIEND will rock your youthful memories of first love. This musical gives voice to those who grew up in small towns, those who didn't quite fit in, and anybody who remembers the terror and thrill of first love. It's small town Nebraska, 1993. Two teenage boys who've just graduated from high school Will, a social outcast keeps his distance from people and Mike, the sports star and big man on campus, who despite having a girlfriend inexplicably finds himself attracted to Will on Mike's suggestion that they hang out they explore a relationship during a summer of self-discovery. (more...)

Arena Stage Announces Full Casting For World Premiere Of Aaron Posner's JQAArena Stage Announces Full Casting For World Premiere Of Aaron Posner's JQA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the world premiere of Aaron Posner's JQA, recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. The first of Posner's plays that is not adapted from an existing work, JQA shines a spotlight with humor and care on an ineffectual presidency, the idea of government and how a society lives in relationship to it, and the American experiment as it continues to evolve. Directed by Posner as well, JQA runs March 1 through April 14, 2019 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. (more...)

Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For JQA At Arena StageFull Cast And Creative Team Announced For JQA At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the world premiere of Aaron Posner's JQA, recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. The first of Posner's plays that is not adapted from an existing work, JQA shines a spotlight with humor and care on an ineffectual presidency, the idea of government and how a society lives in relationship to it, and the American experiment as it continues to evolve. Directed by Posner as well, JQA runs March 1 through April 14, 2019 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. (more...)

BWW Review: DADA WOOF PAPA HOT at Pandora ProductionsBWW Review: DADA WOOF PAPA HOT at Pandora Productions
by Keith Waits - Jan 15, 2019

Marriages fail for many reasons, or perhaps, more often than not, it boils down to the fear that you have sacrificed something for that commitment, and you want another chance to get it back. And if you have children, the weight is much greater. (more...)

DAD WOOF PAPA HOT Announced At Pandora ProductionsDAD WOOF PAPA HOT Announced At Pandora Productions
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

Pandora Productions continues the 2018-19 season with Peter Parnell's funny and touching look at fidelity and gay parenting in DADA WOOF PAPA HOT. The title refers to the first words of the offstage child of Alan and Rob. 'Dada' for Rob, 'woof' for dog, 'Papa' for Alan and 'hot' for radiator. But as Alan explains, if you put those four words together it's 'what every gay dad wants to hear'... The play will run January 11 - 26 at the company's home at the Henry Clay Theatre and is sponsored by Crosby Law Offices, PSC. (**please see note below regarding change in scheduling.) (more...)

BWW Review: THE EFFECT at The Liminal PLayhouseBWW Review: THE EFFECT at The Liminal PLayhouse
by Keith Waits - Nov 12, 2018

Poets have been seeking the truth about love for centuries. As elusive as the breeze and as prolific as the butterfly. (more...)

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