A child born and raised on a private jet becomes a pop star in the new one woman musical Jouet, ending its run at the Actors Theatre of Louisville Aug. 12. The show, written by the Zachary Scott Theatre of Austin, Texas' musical director and sound designer Allen Robertson, began perfomances Aug. 3. Dave Steakley directs.
Jouet (pronounced "joe-a") was conceived, born and raised in the first-class sections of a multitude of international flights as her mother progressed through a stream of international male companions. Jouet adapted by learning the ways of every country, becoming world-wise but with no understanding of herself. That didn't matter when she became a pop sensation, but her career took a blow when she was caught in the tabloids in an international scandal. Jouet is presented as her last 90-minute Internet telecast, where she reveals everything about herself before refueling her private jet and leaving the ground forever. Jouet made her world premiere at Austin's Zachary Scott Theatre in spring, 2001.
Meredith McCall stars as Jouet. She recently received rave reviews as the singing half of the Zach Scott's "The Santaland Diary."
Michael Raiford created Jouet's sets. Costumes are by Leslie Bonnell and lighting is by Jason Amato.
Tickets are $26-$24. The Actors Theatre of Louisville is located on on Main Street in downtown Louisville between Third & Fourth Streets. For reservations, call (800) 4ATL-TIX. The Actors Theatre of Louisville is on the web at http://www.actorstheatre.org. Jouet is on the web at http://www.jouetlive.com. — By Christine Ehren