PHOTO CALL: A Glimpse of the Humana Festival

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The 2010 Humana Festival of New American Plays, the annual celebration of world premieres from emerging and established writers, runs Feb. 21-March 28 at Actors Theatre of Louisville.

The Festival is presenting five full-length works on three stages. Below is a look at the first three to begin performances. Sirens, by Deborah Zoe Laufer, follows Sam and Rose, a middle-aged couple who take a 25th anniversary cruise to Greece in hopes of finding their relationship's old spark again. According to Actors Theatre notes, "Enchanting music, memories of passionate youth, and Facebook Scrabble conspire against [the] drifting empty-nesters."

Fissures (lost and found) is by Steve Epp, Cory Hinkle, Dominic Orlando, Dominique Serrand, Deborah Stein and Victoria Stewart. Press notes ask, "Why is it that each time you remember the past, you forget and invent a little more of it? How does a place or a song conjure an experience that you didn't even know you had lost? Artists from the acclaimed groups Theatre de la Jeune Lune and the Workhaus Collective have teamed up to roam through the fanciful, mysterious territories between recollection and imagination, loss and rediscovery, creating a piece that playfully embodies the ever-shifting landscape of memory."

Ground, by Lisa Dillman, tells the story of "Zelda, who inherits her father's pecan farm and discovers that the world at the border between the United States and Mexico has changed. As she faces hard choices about keeping or letting go of the farm, Zelda's beliefs about family, home, community and civil rights are tested in the face of a shifting political and social landscape."

Here's glimpse of these works:


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