les waters http://wfpl.org en Actors Theatre's Les Waters Sees American Classic With Fresh Eyes http://wfpl.org/post/actors-theatres-les-waters-sees-american-classic-fresh-eyes <p>Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” is a certified American classic. Taught and performed in high schools across the country, the play, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938, at times suffers from the regrettable side-effects of that familiarity, reduced to a sentimental period piece appealing to those nostalgic for small-town simple life at the turn of the 20<sup>th</sup> century.</p><p>Wilder, oddly enough, is often misunderstood by those who should know him best.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 8263 at http://wfpl.org Actors Theatre's Les Waters Sees American Classic With Fresh Eyes REVIEW: Actors Theatre's Long 'Journey' Offers Great Rewards http://wfpl.org/post/review-actors-theatres-long-journey-offers-great-rewards <p>Actors Theatre of Louisville's new artistic director Les Waters put his acclaimed directorial chops on full display in last night's opening of Eugene O'Neill's semi-autobiographical dysfunctional family and addiction drama “<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/actors-theatre-opens-oneill-masterpiece">Long Day's Journey Into Night</a>.” Powerhouse acting and economical staging allow the family Tyrone to reveal themselves wholly and sympathetically over the course of the long but rewarding production.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 16:27:43 +0000 Erin Keane 1994 at http://wfpl.org REVIEW: Actors Theatre's Long 'Journey' Offers Great Rewards Actors Theatre Opens O'Neill Masterpiece http://wfpl.org/post/actors-theatre-opens-oneill-masterpiece <p>Actors Theatre of Louisville opens Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning family and addiction drama “<a href="http://actorstheatre.org/shows/long-days-journey-into-night-2012-2013/">Long Day’s Journey Into Night</a>” Thursday in the Pamela Brown Auditorium. Directed by artistic director Les Waters, the production runs through October 28.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 20:10:28 +0000 Erin Keane 1932 at http://wfpl.org Actors Theatre Opens O'Neill Masterpiece Taking the Helm at Actors Theatre: Artistic Director Les Waters http://wfpl.org/post/taking-helm-actors-theatre-artistic-director-les-waters <p>Today on <em>Byline</em>, WFPL's arts and humanities reporter Erin Keane spent some time with new artistic director of <a href="http://actorstheatre.org/">Actors Theatre of Louisville,</a> Les Waters.</p><p>Keane talks with Waters about his background and experience, what he hopes to achieve in Louisville, the <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/keeping-capulets-actors-theatre-opens-season-romeo-and-juliet">first production of the new season</a>, and his curatorial decisions behind the productions for the 2012-13 season.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 19:42:59 +0000 Brad Yost 1519 at http://wfpl.org Taking the Helm at Actors Theatre: Artistic Director Les Waters Keeping Up with the Capulets: Actors Theatre Opens Season with 'Romeo and Juliet' http://wfpl.org/post/keeping-capulets-actors-theatre-opens-season-romeo-and-juliet <p>Actors Theatre of Louisville will kick off its new season next week with <a href="http://actorstheatre.org/shows/romeo-juliet-2012-2013/">a contemporary production of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,"</a> directed by Louisville native and former Actors Theatre apprentice&nbsp;Tony&nbsp;Speciale.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 18:45:28 +0000 Erin Keane 1491 at http://wfpl.org Keeping Up with the Capulets: Actors Theatre Opens Season with 'Romeo and Juliet' Actors Theatre Adds Eno Play to Upcoming Season http://wfpl.org/post/actors-theatre-adds-eno-play-upcoming-season <p><a href="http://actorstheatre.org/">Actors Theatre of Louisville</a> will stage the world premiere of Will Eno&rsquo;s &ldquo;Gnit&rdquo; in the 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays next year. &quot;Gnit&quot; also rounds out the mainstage Brown-Forman Series for the 2012-13 season.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 21:02:38 +0000 Erin Keane 744 at http://wfpl.org Actors Theatre Adds Eno Play to Upcoming Season Actors Theatre Names Former Intern Associate Artistic Director http://wfpl.org/post/actors-theatre-names-former-intern-associate-artistic-director <p><span style="color: rgb(17, 17, 17); line-height: 22px; ">California-based director Meredith McDonough returns to the Actors Theatre of Louisville artistic staff this fall, where she began her career as a directing intern 14 years ago.</span></p> Mon, 07 May 2012 21:27:33 +0000 Erin Keane 154 at http://wfpl.org Actors Theatre Names Former Intern Associate Artistic Director