Actors Theatre of Louisville Has Slanguage, Lintel, Hank in 2004-05

News   Actors Theatre of Louisville Has Slanguage, Lintel, Hank in 2004-05
Actors Theatre of Louisville has scheduled a line-up of familiar classics, old and modern, for its 2004-05 schedule, including well-established plays by August Wilson, D.L. Coburn, Harold Pinter and Moliere.
Underneath the Lintel playwright Glen Berger
Underneath the Lintel playwright Glen Berger

The roster includes two Pulitzer Prize winners. Coburn's two-hander The Gin Game, made famous by Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn, will be staged in the Pamela Brown Theatre Feb. 3-26, 2005. The play offers two juicy roles for older actors. A cast and director will be named later. Wilson's Fences arrives after the annual Humana Festival of New American Plays (Feb. 27-April 9, 2005), playing April 19-May 15, 2005. The work, arguably Wilson's most famous, looks at a former player in the Negro Baseball League, now a garbageman, who struggles in his relations with his wife, son and mistress. Timothy Douglas directs.

Tennessee Williams' classic "memory play" of a fractured St. Louis family, The Glass Menagerie, will stay at the Pamela Brown from Oct. 26 to Nov. 20. On its heels will be Pinter's backward-running tale of infidelity and its origins, Betrayal, running Jan. 4-29, 2005. Before Glass, Oct. 26-Nov. 20, will come Moliere's immortal tale of a colossal malcontent, The Miser. The co-production with the Theatre de la Jeune Lune of Minneapolis will play the Brown.

Season entries from this century include the season opener, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Randal Myler's musical examination of the country music legend's legacy. Dates are Aug. 17-Sept. 11. Van Zeiler, who understudied the part Off-Broadway, will play Hank. Myler will direct in the Brown.

Slanguage takes the Victor Jury Theatre stage Sept. 14-26. In the piece, The Universes, a New York performing group, tells comic tales of urban poverty and racism. Finally, Glen Berger's Off-Broadway favorite, Underneath the Lintel, about a Dutch librarian's sleuthing out of a 113-year overdue book, will play Jan. 18-30, 2005.

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