Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble http://wfpl.org en After 10 Years of Off-Beat, Intelligent Comedy, Louisville's Le Petomane Calls It Quits http://wfpl.org/post/after-10-years-beat-intelligent-comedy-louisvilles-le-petomane-calls-it-quits <p>The artists of Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble will take their final collective bow at the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival this summer. The&nbsp;six co-artistic directors (slash co-writers, -directors, -designers, -composers, -choreographers, -fight coaches, performers)&nbsp;will reprise their Wild West-themed, mask- and puppet-heavy production of "As You Like It," which originally ran <a href="http://leoweekly.com/ae/theater-so-much-love-about-%E2%80%98-you-it%E2%80%99">at the Rudyard&nbsp;Kipling in 2009</a>, for the festival's community partner repertory August 5-9 in Central Park's C. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:30:00 +0000 Erin Keane 9471 at http://wfpl.org After 10 Years of Off-Beat, Intelligent Comedy, Louisville's Le Petomane Calls It Quits Louisville Writers Pull Back the Curtain on Robin Hood Play http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-writers-pull-back-curtain-robin-hood-play <p>As two of the six co-artistic directors of Louisville’s Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble, Abigail Bailey Maupin and Greg Maupin have built dozens of original shows from scratch. But when Stage One Family Theatre commissioned them to write a new play about Robin Hood, they faced new challenges.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:30:30 +0000 Erin Keane 8473 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Writers Pull Back the Curtain on Robin Hood Play REVIEW | Wacky Variety Show 'Test Subjects' Kicks Off Le Petomane's Tenth http://wfpl.org/post/review-wacky-variety-show-test-subjects-kicks-le-petomanes-tenth <p>One of Louisville&#39;s on-stage gems quietly celebrated its tenth anniversary last night at The Bard&#39;s Town. Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble kicked off a decade in production with one-third of the troupe in &quot;Test Subjects,&quot; a two-hander comedy about the love/hate relationships we have with our handheld devices presented through a Warner Bros.-meets-Vaudeville lens.&nbsp;</p><p>As tenth anniversary season kick-offs go, this production was under-stated but effective &mdash; like a champagne toast garnished with Pop Rocks.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:07:11 +0000 Erin Keane 6998 at http://wfpl.org REVIEW | Wacky Variety Show 'Test Subjects' Kicks Off Le Petomane's Tenth Le Petomane Opens Tenth Season with Comedy Experiment http://wfpl.org/post/le-petomane-opens-tenth-season-comedy-experiment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Le </span>Petomane<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ensemble has been creating and performing original comedies in Louisville for ten years. They open their anniversary season tonight with &ldquo;Test Subjects,&rdquo; an original two-person comedy that pays homage to the troupe&rsquo;s comedy influences.</span></p><p>&ldquo;Test Subjects&rdquo; runs through October 6 at The Bard&rsquo;s Town.</p><p>Like all Le Petomane shows, &ldquo;Test Subjects&rdquo; started with a title and cast availability. Out of six ensemble members (they all share the artistic director mantle), Kyle Ware and Kristie Rolape were available, so they built the show from the ground up through the group&rsquo;s highly collaborative devising process.</p><p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 18:44:36 +0000 Erin Keane 6985 at http://wfpl.org Le Petomane Opens Tenth Season with Comedy Experiment Concert-ed Effort: A Le Petomane Musical Retrospective http://wfpl.org/post/concert-ed-effort-le-petomane-musical-retrospective <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Le </span>Petomane<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sang a hymn to a magic baby pool in “5 Things,” their love letter show to music, films and books. In “A Derby Carol,” they submitted a request in song for Louisville to hang a banner in honor of native son Ned Beatty.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 27 May 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 5520 at http://wfpl.org Concert-ed Effort: A Le Petomane Musical Retrospective No Punchbacks: Le Petomane Builds Smart, Silly Shows from Scratch http://wfpl.org/post/no-punchbacks-le-petomane-builds-smart-silly-shows-scratch <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When the members of Louisville's Le </span>Petomane<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Theatre Ensemble head into rehearsal for a new play, they don’t have a script. They don’t have a director. What they have is an idea and roughly 500 years of comedic history behind them.</span></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Erin Keane 3875 at http://wfpl.org No Punchbacks: Le Petomane Builds Smart, Silly Shows from Scratch Le Petomane Opens New Season http://wfpl.org/post/le-petomane-opens-new-season <p>In “Time Flies,” four time travelers wander from their births back to the beginning of the universe and forward to the end of time. Along the way, they stage a hip hop tribute to a famous clock maker and engage in a bout of bare-knuckle boxing.</p><p>In other words, it’s a typical absurdist Le Petomane show.&nbsp;Co-producing artistic director Kyle Ware says this play is a study in anachronism, with philosophical undercurrents.</p> Mon, 03 Sep 2012 13:30:00 +0000 Erin Keane 1533 at http://wfpl.org