Actors Theatre of Louisville will offer nine productions, plus the annual Humana Festival of New American Plays, on its three stages in the 1999 2000 season.
The Tony Award-winning regional theatre is internationally known for its annual slate of world premieres, February-April, in the Humana Fest, underwritten by the foundation of the healthcare giant. Past fests offered new works such as The Gin Game, Crimes of the Heart and Agnes of God.
The Humana Festival season will be announced at the end of the year.
The 1999-2000 ATL season includes:
• The Complete History of America (Abridged), a wild, comic ride through American history, Sept. 30-Oct. 23 in the Pamela Brown Auditorium. • Dracula, the Bram Stoker vampire yarn, adapted by Hamilton Denno and John L. Balderston, Oct. 5-31 in the Bingham Theatre.
• Heartbreak House, the Shaw play, Oct. 28-Nov. 20 in the Pamela Brown.
• A Tuna Christmas, the comic look at the weird population of Tuna, TX, as the holidays approach, Nov. 4-Dec. 23 in the Victor Jory Theatre.
• A Christmas Carol, the Dickens classic, adapted by Jon Jory and Marcia Dixcy Jory Nov. 26-Dec. 23 in the Pamela Brown.
• Home, Samm-Art Williams' warmhearted look at a man's journey from the country to the city, and back again, Dec. 30-Jan. 22, 2000, at the Pamela Brown.
• Hair, the groundbreaking rock musical about the 1960s counterculture, Feb. 1-March 4, 2000, in the Pamela Brown.
• Skylight, David Hare's drama of a lovers' reunion, April 13-June 3, 2000, in the Bingham.
• Avner the Eccentric, written and performed by the mime magician-juggler and all-around vaudevillian, May 11-June 4, 2000, in the Pamela Brown.
The season also includes free children's theatre programming and free showcases of work by the ATL apprentice company.
For information, call (502) 584-1205 or (800) 4ATL-TIX.
-- By Kenneth Jones