Category Archives: theater

‘Roast of Spider-Man’ @ The Bard’s Town

  <COMEDY> Aug. 1-2, 8-9 ‘Roast of Spider-Man’ The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road thebardstown.com $10-$15; 10 p.m. Spider-Man, Spider-Man … does whatever a spider can. That is, unless that radioactive spider can handle a roast from some of Louisville’s best and most vitriolic comedians. Peter Parker and his superhero counterpart have been chosen as […]

Weekender – July 12 & 13

<FILM> Saturday, July 12 Rally for a PlantPure Nation Iroquois Amphitheater 1080 Amphitheater Road plantpurenation.com Free; 6:30-9:30 p.m. In 2011, nutritional scientist and writer T. Colin Campbell came to Kentucky State Representative Tom Riner and together they created a pilot program documenting the health benefits of a plant-based diet. After taking their insulin, lobbyists immediately […]

‘Marry Me a Little’ @ Henry Clay Theater

<THEATER> June 19-22, 26-29 ‘Marry Me a Little’ Henry Clay Theater 604 S. Third St. pandoraprods.org $18-$20; 7:30 p.m. (5:30 on Sun.) Stephen Sondheim’s classic ’80s musical “Marry Me a Little” tackles one of the oldest realities of living in an urban setting: singing at people in the other apartments in your building. The play […]

‘Drinking Perfume’ @ The Bard’s Town

<THEATER> June 19-22, 26-29 ‘Drinking Perfume’ The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road thebardstown.com $5-$20; 7:30 p.m. The winner of this year’s Bard Award will see its world premiere at The Bard’s Town on Thursday, promising laughs and a not-so-mysterious mystery. “The audience is in on where it’s heading, and the characters are in on where […]

‘Art’ @ Henry Clay Theatre

<THEATER> June 11-15 ‘Art’ Henry Clay Theatre 604 S. Third St. bunburytheatre.org $21; various times Sometimes there’s an elephant in the room, and sometimes there’s a 5-foot tall, all white painting in the room — a very expensive, all white painting that is inches away from destroying a friendship point blank. Bunbury Theatre closes out […]

‘Carrie: The Musical’ @ Kentucky Center for the Arts

<THEATER> June 6-15 ‘Carrie: The Musical’ Kentucky Center for the Arts 501 W. Main St. kentuckycenter.org $16; various times If you’re looking to relive the pains of basically everyone’s high school experience (bullying, a dance gone bad, supernatural powers, overbearing parents, etc.), then the Wayward Actors Company’s production of this musical adaptation of the Stephen […]

‘Rent’ @ Tim Faulkner Gallery

<THEATER> June 6-15 ‘Rent’ Tim Faulkner Gallery 1512 Portland Ave. showclix.com/event/rentinlouisville $18; 8 p.m. (2 p.m. on June 8 & 15) It’s been a while since Rentheads have gotten a fix in Louisville — probably since JCC’s CenterStage production a year or two ago. The groundbreaking Broadway musical is back in town, this time as […]

‘Always a Bridesmaid’ @ The Bard’s Town

<THEATER> May 22-June 1 ‘Always a Bridesmaid’ The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 759-1912 evetheatrecompany.com $19-$22; 7:30 p.m. (3 p.m. May 25 & June 1) Refrigerator doors are clogged with save-the-dates and Pinterest is about to collapse on itself from the weight of all the ball jars full of flowers and the hundreds of […]

‘The Exit Interview’ @ The Bard’s Town

<THEATER> May 8-18 ‘The Exit Interview’ The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 749-5275 thebardstowntheatre.org $15; 7:30 p.m. Good news, all you Brechtophiles out there! The Bard’s Town Theatre has a play for you. Other people this is good news for: appreciators of wit, lovers of laughter, sentient humans with a pulse. Playwright William Missouri […]

‘The Sound of Music’ @ CenterStage

<THEATER> May 8-18 ‘The Sound of Music’ CenterStage @ JCC 3600 Dutchmans Lane • 238-2709 centerstagejcc.org $18-$20; various times Even if your VHS copy hasn’t already bit the dust, it’s a perfect opportunity to revisit this classic, whether you want to bring your kids to experience it for the first time or you just want […]

‘Body Awareness’ @ U of L’s Thrust Theatre

<THEATER> May 8-17 ‘Body Awareness’ U of L’s Thrust Theatre 2314 S. Floyd St. lookingforlilith.org $18 ($15 students); 7:30 p.m. (plus 2 p.m. May 17) The always quality Looking for Lilith Theatre Company is bringing a play to town from this year’s Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Annie Baker. “Body Awareness” tackles sexuality, self-identity, body image, relationships, […]

‘Gem of the Ocean’ @ The Playhouse

<THEATER> April 9-13 ‘Gem of the Ocean’ The Playhouse 1911 S. Third St. • 852-6814 louisville.edu/theatrearts/box-office $12-$15; 8 p.m. (2 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun.) Playwright August Wilson’s 10-production “The Pittsburgh Cycle” chronicles the black experience in the 20th century and earned him two Pulitzer Prizes. This week, U of L’s Department of Theatre Arts […]

‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill’ @ Henry Clay Theatre

<THEATER> April 4-20 ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill’ Henry Clay Theatre 604 S. Third St. bunburytheatre.org $21 ($10 students); 7:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. Sun.) Our last moments with a person are usually not labeled as such. Death or departure is often abrupt and unexpected, transforming the seemingly ordinary moments that preceded them into […]

Finnigan’s Fest of Funky Fresh Fun @ The Bard’s Town

<THEATER> April 3-5, 10-12 Finnigan’s Fest of Funky Fresh Fun The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 876-0532 finniganbeginagain.com $16; 7:30 p.m. Now that the Humana Festival is coming to an end, it’s time to showcase a more local crew of playwrights, directors and actors in the annual Finnigan’s Festival of Funky Fresh Fun. This […]

‘Rapture, Blister, Burn’ @ The Bard’s Town

<THEATER> March 20-30 ‘Rapture, Blister, Burn’ The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 749-5375 thebardstown.com $15 adv., $17 door; 7:30 p.m. Ever since Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg released the wildly successful but highly contested book “Lean In,” there’s been a lot of talk about women and the path to success. What does that even mean? […]

‘The Breakup Notebook’ @ Henry Clay Theater

<THEATER> March 13-16, 20-23 ‘The Breakup Notebook’ Henry Clay Theater 604 S. Third St. • 216-5502 pandoraprods.org $18 adv., $20 door; 7:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. Sundays) All breakups suck, but lesbian breakups are some of the most vile, ugly, drama-filled battles I’ve ever seen. When two lesbians are in a skirmish, you best stay out […]

‘Three Viewings’ @ Vault1031 Theatre

March 6-16 ‘Three Viewings’ Vault1031 Theatre 1031 S. Sixth St. evetheatrecompany.com $19-$22; 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) A shy undertaker in love with a local real estate agent, a Los Angeles drifter who steals jewelry from the deceased and a widow who discovers her shady contractor husband left her in debt to the mob: […]

‘The Rabbi’s Cat’ @ Floyd Theater, U of L

  Thursday, March 6 ‘The Rabbi’s Cat’ Floyd Theater, U of L facebook.com/TheFloydTheater Free; 5 p.m. Louisville’s Tournees French Film Festival closes its 2014 month in the Student Activities Center with “Le Chat du Rabbin,” also known as “The Rabbi’s Cat”. The beloved animated movie about a rabbi and his talking cat was based on […]

‘Doubt: A Parable’ @ Kentucky Center’s MEX Theater

Feb. 28-March 9 Kentucky Center’s MEX Theater 501 W. Main St. http://kentuckycenter.org/”kentuckycenter.org $11; 8 p.m. (2 p.m. March 9) The folks of the Wayward Actors Co. are taking on a pretty impressive production this week. “Doubt: A Parable,” written by John Patrick Shanley, debuted as an off-Broadway play but was moved up to the Walter […]

‘Luz’ @ Henry Clay Theatre

Feb. 27-March 8 Henry Clay Theatre 604 S. Third St. lookingforlilith.org $15-$18; 7:30 p.m. (plus 2 p.m. March 8) One of the most interesting things about refugee stories is that they are simultaneously personal and global. “Luz” details the individual but intersecting journeys of three fictional refugees named Luz, Helene and Zia. At the same […]