Kentucky theatregoers have three chances to catch a slate of six-one acts, free, presented by the apprentice/intern company of Actors Theatre of Louisville. Playing Aug. 18 (7:30 PM), Aug. 20 & 23 (both at noon), all six works are contemporary and written specifically for young adult performers and audiences.
Sandra Grand, company director of the ATL summer apprentice/intern program, has staged three of the plays; the other three are helmed by former directing intern, Jeanine DeFalco.
Here's the line-up:
After, by Carol K. Mack. A comedy about a young journalist in the land of Happily Ever After.
Game Theory, by Peter Sagal. A satire of 1990s competition.
Mixed Emotions, by Bob Krakower. A drama about relations among friends.
Roadtrip by Victoria Norman Brown. A drama about a couple about to meet his parent's for Thanksgiving.
The Price by Shem Bitterman. A comedy/drama about a first date.
Three Of Us by Kristina Halvorson. A mystery about a married couple encountering a young woman in a park.
Designing the production will be Kevin R. McLeod (costumes), Brian Scott & Michelle Gallenstein (lighting) and Shane Rettig (sound).
The one-acts are staged at the Actors Theatre home, 316 West Main St., in Louisville. For free tickets and information call (212) 584-1205. *
In other Actors Theatre of Louisville news, the line-up has been announced for the fifth annual Flying Solo And Friends Festival, set for Sept. 5-28. How each performer's identity is influenced by geography and local customs sets the tone for the four plays chosen for this year's Fest.
Here's the line-up:
Love In The Time Of College (Sept. 5-7), is the third in a trilogy of solo works written and performed by first-generation Texan, Paul Bonin Rodriguez. He plays John Roy Hobson, who discovers freedom and fashion design at the University of Texas. Talk Of The Town and The Bible Belt And Other Accessories were previous, more comic entries in the series.
Word Of Mouth (Sept. 9-14) features James Lecesne as a bevy of desperate characters seeking peace, from a short-wave nut to a Virgin Mary groupie. Lecesne won a 1995 Drama Desk Award for the Off-Broadway staging of this piece.
Alligator Tales (Sept. 16-21), by Anne Galjour, follows eight characters in a tight Cajun community battling hurricanes, floods and oil speculators. Galjour's solo comes to Manhattan Theatre Club at the end of September.
Old Man In A Baseball Cap (Sept. 23-29), Nicknamed "Rockets," Fred Rochlin remembers his years as a World War II flier -- and the dichotomy between air force discipline and the people he'd meet in war-torn Europe.
Each of the four plays in the Flying Solo fest will also offer one post show discussion with the author/performer. For tickets and information on the Festival, call (502)584-1205.
--By David Lefkowitz