Theatre 502 http://wfpl.org en Object Permanence: Theatre [502] Closes Season with 'Auctioning the Ainsleys' http://wfpl.org/post/object-permanence-theatre-502-closes-season-auctioning-ainsleys <p>Wise people say possessions can&#39;t make us happy. But in Laura Schellhardt&#39;s &quot;Auctioning the Ainsleys,&quot; a dark comedy about a family of auctioneers who identify fiercely with the physical objects that surround them, stuff matters.</p><p>Directed by co-artistic director Amy Attaway, &quot;Auctioning the Ainsleys&quot; is the final production in <a href="http://theatre502.org/auctioning-the-ainsleys.html">Theatre [502]&#39;s</a> third mainstage season.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 19:51:26 +0000 Erin Keane 7068 at http://wfpl.org Object Permanence: Theatre [502] Closes Season with 'Auctioning the Ainsleys' Review | 'Edgewise' Sees War Through Young Eyes http://wfpl.org/post/review-edgewise-sees-war-through-young-eyes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A gunfight breaks out on the highway. Another day, another massacre in Eliza Clark's near-future dystopian war-torn America, in which a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ir strikes on major targets and street battles are now routine.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The war has waged for eight long years, moving up from the capitol toward New York, and&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">nobody knows who to trust anymore. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 6506 at http://wfpl.org Review | 'Edgewise' Sees War Through Young Eyes Page-turner on Stage: Theatre [502] Opens Thriller 'Edgewise' http://wfpl.org/post/page-turner-stage-theatre-502-opens-thriller-edgewise <p>Louisville’s <a href="http://theatre502.org/">Theatre [502]</a> continues its third season this week with a speculative war thriller set in a fast food restaurant. Written by Eliza Clark, “Edgewise” is set in a near-future dystopian America in the grips of a global war. Against this chaotic backdrop, three teenagers report to work at a fast-food burger chain.&nbsp;</p><p>"Somebody's got to turn the fryers on," says director Mike Brooks. "Folks are going to work and they're going to hit the drive-thru whether there's an air strike going on or not."&nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 20:30:00 +0000 Erin Keane 6479 at http://wfpl.org Page-turner on Stage: Theatre [502] Opens Thriller 'Edgewise' Please Silence Your Phones: Theatre [502] Opens Season with "Dead Man's Cell Phone" http://wfpl.org/post/please-silence-your-phones-theatre-502-opens-season-dead-mans-cell-phone <p>It happens every day. You're sitting in a&nbsp;café, and you hear a cell phone ringing and ringing. Why won't someone answer that phone?&nbsp;</p><p>In Sarah Ruhl's dark comedy "Dead Man's Cell Phone," there's a legitimate (and obvious, given the title) reason why, but Jean, a stranger, walks over and answers it anyway. Gordon, as it turns out, is not available. Not now, not ever again. But Jean embarks on a strange journey, attending the dead man's funeral and trying to discover who he was.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:35:30 +0000 Erin Keane 5839 at http://wfpl.org Please Silence Your Phones: Theatre [502] Opens Season with "Dead Man's Cell Phone" Use Your Illusions: Magic Play Launches in Monthly Installments http://wfpl.org/post/use-your-illusions-magic-play-launches-monthly-installments <p>Theatre [502] pulls back the curtain on Louisville's rich magic history tonight with the launch of a new play project, "The Stranger and Ludlow Quinn."&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Directed by co-artistic director Amy Attaway, the play is the first entry in this season's Small Batch Series of the company's innovative side projects.</span></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 15:55:34 +0000 Erin Keane 5685 at http://wfpl.org Use Your Illusions: Magic Play Launches in Monthly Installments Theatre [502] Announces Third Season http://wfpl.org/post/theatre-502-announces-third-season <p>When the three artistic directors of Theatre [502] launched their first season in 2011, they weren’t sure if Louisville would buy what they were selling—newer plays by buzz-worthy playwrights whose work speaks to theater-goers hungry for recent, relevant work, like Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's "Hunter Gatherers" (season one) and Annie Baker's "The Aliens" (season two).</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 00:30:00 +0000 Erin Keane 2936 at http://wfpl.org Theatre [502] Announces Third Season Theatre [502] Optimistic About the End of the World http://wfpl.org/post/theatre-502-optimistic-about-end-world <p>Louisville's <a href="http://theatre502.org/">Theatre [502]</a> has one eye on the end times and the other on next year.&nbsp;</p><p>On Wednesday, the company will present their last Small Batch event of the year, a staged reading&nbsp;of Eric Pfeffinger’s “Accidental Rapture."</p><p>The Small Batch Series is&nbsp;Theatre&nbsp;[502]’s roving side stage—their opportunity to produce events that don’t quite find a place in the company’s mainstage season.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:33:32 +0000 Erin Keane 2901 at http://wfpl.org Theatre [502] Optimistic About the End of the World REVIEW: Silence Is Golden in [502]'s 'The Aliens' http://wfpl.org/post/review-silence-golden-502s-aliens <p><a href="http://theatre502.org/thealiens.html">Theatre [502] </a>closes its season with another successful production of a relevant and recent award-winning play. Annie Baker's “The Aliens” (2010 Obie Award for best new American play) is a love letter to the fragility of chosen families and the gentle geniuses our fast-paced society quietly leaves behind. Delicately understated performances by the three actors and careful direction by co-artistic director Mike Brooks make this hushed beauty an unlikely exclamation point on the end of the new company's second season.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 1926 at http://wfpl.org REVIEW: Silence Is Golden in [502]'s 'The Aliens' Beckett Meets Bukowski in Theatre [502] Season Closer http://wfpl.org/post/beckett-meets-bukowski-theatre-502-season-closer <p>Theatre [502] closes its second season with Annie Baker’s “The Aliens,” an Obie Award-winning play about three misfits who bond behind a Vermont coffee shop.</p><p><a href="http://theatre502.org/thealiens.html">“The Aliens” opens Friday</a> in the Victor Jory Theatre at Actors Theatre of Louisville and runs through Oct. 13.</p><p>Theatre [502] co-artistic director Mike Brooks says when he read “The Aliens" two years ago, it jumped to the top of the company’s “must-produce” pile.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 20:15:00 +0000 Erin Keane 1898 at http://wfpl.org Beckett Meets Bukowski in Theatre [502] Season Closer Review: 'Gruesome Playground Injuries' http://wfpl.org/post/review-gruesome-playground-injuries <p></p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 1218 at http://wfpl.org Review: 'Gruesome Playground Injuries'