Theatre 502 http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Arts Council Honors Three Louisville Writers with Al Smith Fellowships http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-arts-council-honors-three-louisville-writers-al-smith-fellowships <p>Three of the six recipients of the 2014 Al Smith Fellowships from the Kentucky Arts Council live in Louisville. This year's $7,500 fellowship awards recognize literary excellence in mid-career professionals. <a href="http://artscouncil.ky.gov/Grants/ASF.htm">Applications for the next fellowship cycle</a> will be considered in musical composition and visual art.&nbsp;</p><p>This year's Al Smith Fellows in the literary arts:</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:27:29 +0000 Erin Keane 9820 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Arts Council Honors Three Louisville Writers with Al Smith Fellowships Crazy In Love With Theatre [502]'s '13th of Paris' http://wfpl.org/post/crazy-love-theatre-502s-13th-paris <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Every family has its ghosts. They judge, they guide. They walk alongside the living, exerting their silent, inescapable influences over decisions large and small. In Mat Smart's beautiful and elegiac play "The </span>13th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of Paris," the more we learn about the ghosts that haunt Vincent, a young man who flees his ordinary life in Chicago for the elusive magic of Paris, the more we understand why he has such a hard time recognizing happiness when it presents itself. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:31:17 +0000 Erin Keane 9620 at http://wfpl.org Crazy In Love With Theatre [502]'s '13th of Paris' Magic To Do: Theatre [502] Launches Original Play Series Based on Vintage Magician Posters http://wfpl.org/post/magic-do-theatre-502-launches-original-play-series-based-vintage-magician-posters <p>Theatre&nbsp;[502] continues to explore magic and history with a new series of original plays that launches this week.</p><p>Last season, Theatre [502] completed <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/use-your-illusions-magic-play-launches-monthly-installments">an ambitious, year-long serial play project</a>. Written by Diana Grisanti and Steve Moulds, “The Stranger and Ludlow Quinn” unfolded the interlaced histories of legendary magician Harry Houdini and fictional (but no less legendary) Louisville magician Ludlow Quinn, as their respective greatest tricks ended up ensnaring Louisville teen Bonnie Burke, the unwitting bearer of a magical dynastic legacy.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:13:59 +0000 Erin Keane 9499 at http://wfpl.org Magic To Do: Theatre [502] Launches Original Play Series Based on Vintage Magician Posters 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