Ground, Dillman's Play About Roots and Community, Premieres at Humana Fest March 2

News   Ground, Dillman's Play About Roots and Community, Premieres at Humana Fest March 2 The 34th Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays launches Lisa Dillman's Ground, a play about family and cultural politics, March 2 at Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Ground, which continues in rep to March 28, will feature Dale Rivera, Jen Engstrom, Liza Fenandez, Sandra Delgado, Rob Riley and Ricardo Gutierrez.

The play is set at the United States-Mexican border as Zelda inherits her father's pecan farm and must decide its future. As her community is changing, Zelda confronts her own standards of what her home, larger society and basic rights mean to her.

Dillman will be making her Humana Festival debut. Her other plays include Detail of a Larger Work, Flung, Half of Plenty and The Walls.

ATL artistic director Marc Masterson stages the play. The creative team includes scenic designer Scott Bradley, costume designer Lorraine Venberg, lighting designer Brian J. Lilienthal, sound designer Matt Callahan, properties designer Doc Manning, dramaturg Adrien-Alice Hansel and hair and make-up designer Heather Fleming.

Actors Theatre of Louisville is located at 316 W. Main Street in Louisville. For tickets call (502) 584-1265 or visit actorstheatre.org. *

The other five full-length plays in the Festival include Sirens by Deborah Zoe Laufer (through March 28), Fissures (lost and found) by Steve Epp, Cory Hinkle, Dominic Orlando, Dominique Serrand, Deborah Stein and Victoria Stewart (to March 28), Phoenix by Scott Organ (March 5-27), The Method Gun by Kirk Lynn (March 16-28) and The Cherry Sisters Revisited by Dan O'Brien (March 18-April 11).