- By Eli Keel | Posted on February 8, 2019
“Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin,” the one-person show currently playing at Actors Theatre of Louisville, is a well-executed collection of songs and stories that portray a happier and simpler time in American history. Irving Berlin was a prolific songwriter. You know dozens of his songs,...
- By Eli Keel | Posted on January 11, 2019
There is a growing base of scientific evidence that suggests facts do not change hearts and minds. Facts and statistics make people’s eyes glaze over. So if you read “The New Jim Crow” and are concerned about the school-to-prison pipeline, it probably doesn’t matter...
- By Eli Keel | Posted on December 2, 2018
In addition to being a sucker for snow, we're also technical theater nerds, so we want to know how Actors Theatre makes it fake snow.
- By Sara Havens | Posted on November 15, 2018
It's often said that art imitates life, and there's no truer statement when glancing at the this year's lineup for Actors Theatre's Humana Festival.
- By Melissa Chipman | Posted on October 10, 2018
It’s been 15 years since Nora Helmer left her empty marriage to Torvald and her three young children with a slam of the front door. Now, she returns.
Review: Actors Theatre’s ‘Curious Incident of the Dog’ is a moving exploration of empathy, perception and courageBy Eli Keel | Posted on September 25, 2018
Actors Theatre of Louisville’s production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is a moving exploration of empathy, perception, breaking points and courage. Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone is the following three things: the hero, the narrator and autistic. The extent to which we view the world...
- By Eli Keel | Posted on September 17, 2018
For a few years, "Dracula" has needed an injection of creativity to give it a little new life. Thankfully, Actors Theatre has come to the same conclusion.
- By Eli Keel | Posted on July 30, 2018
While many theaters struggle to fill the seats of their shows, a few years ago Actors Theatre of Louisville began enacting a simple strategy: give tickets away. Last year, Actors gave away 1,400 tickets through a program called the Community Tickets Grant. Nonprofits and...
Emerging ways to illuminate plays, digital media technology and projections light up Louisville stagesBy Eli Keel | Posted on April 3, 2018
We’re all used to lights and sound being a part of an evening at the theater. But more and more frequently, companies also are using a diverse range of new media tools, including projections and digital images, to help tell stories on stage. That...
- By Melissa Chipman | Posted on March 21, 2018
I’m not exactly sure what play I watched at Actors Theatre during this weekend’s 42nd annual Humana Festival of New American Plays, but it was certainly not the same one the majority of the audience for “Evocation to Visible Appearance” watched. What I thought...