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Sordid Lives by Del Shores under the leadership of Guest Director Jason Cooper.
Performances: September 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 @ 7:30 p; 17 @ 5:30 p; & 24 @ 2:00 p

Peggy has died in a motel room under questionable circumstances. As sisters Latrelle and LaVonda cope with this tragi-scandal, they reconsider the plight of Peggy’s flamboyant transvestite son, their Brother Boy, whom Peggy slapped into an insane asylum 20 years ago. Meanwhile, Latrelle’s son Ty, a New York-based actor, faces the prospect of “coming out” to his mother, LaVonda’s best friend Noleta, waxes furious about husband G.W.’s infidelity, Brother Boy tries to pacify a power-mad therapist intent upon his “de-homosexualization,” as Peggy’s sister Sissy, the sweet moral center of the piece, struggles with severe cigarette withdrawal.

Falsettos. A seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, acclaimed off-Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart, Falsettos won 1992 Tony Awards for best book and best musical score. Returning after a successful collaboration with Drury on Hedwig & The Angry Inch are Michael Vettraino as Musical Director and Alfred Dale Jones, Jr. as Choreographer.
Performances: November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 @ 7:30 p; 12 @ 5:30 p; & 19 @ 2:00 p

Marvin struggles to create a ‘tight knit family’ out of his eclectic array of core relationships after he leaves his wife and young son to live with another man. His ex-wife marries his psychiatrist, and Marvin ends up alone. Two years later, Marvin is reunited with his lover on the eve of his son’s bar mitzvah, just as AIDS is beginning its insidious spread and he is forced to reckon with his own views on love, responsibility, and what it means to be a man. At once an intimate family drama and neurotic urban comedy, but also a keenly observed meditation on the new American Family.

Harbor by Chad Beguelin.
Drury directs this serio-comedy with performances:
January 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 @ 7:30 p; 14 @ 5:30 p; & 21 @ 2:00 p

Ted and Kevin are a newly-wed couple whose seemingly idyllic life in an affluent subset of the Hamptons is disrupted when Kevin’s estranged, ne’er-do-well sister Donna and 15-year-old niece Lottie arrive unannounced at their Sag Harbor home. The bonds between kith and kin are strained and Kevin and Ted’s already uneven relationship is tested when the cash-strapped Donna reveals she is pregnant and begins pressuring the couple into raising her child themselves. Alternately biting and touching, this comedy is about the constantly shifting nature of the meaning of family.

Victor/Victoria. This musical with book by Blake Edwards, music by Henry Mancini & Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Leslie Bricusse & Frank Wildhorn will be guided by Guest Director James Bohr with Musical Direction by Phillip Morgan and Choreography by Frank Goodloe.
Performances: March 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 @ 7:30 p; 18 @ 5:30 p; & 25 @ 2:00 p

Life’s complications are both hilarious and touching when refined soprano Victoria finds herself down on her luck in Paris. On the brink of starvation, she is rescued by Toddy who gets a brilliant idea: dress Victoria as a man, and pass her off as a female impersonator. Victoria finds success in her new role, only to fall in love with King Marchan, who in turn, is terrified to find himself falling for a man, and refuses to be believe that “Victor” is a man. Hired detectives, spurned business associates, a crazed showgirl and a sweet bodyguard serve to make Victoria’s life a whirlwind of complications.

Charles Busch classic, Die, Mommie Die!
Directed by Drury with performances:
May 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 @ 7:30 p; 13 @ 5:30 p; & 20 @ 2:00 p

Ex-pop singer, Angela, is trapped in a hateful marriage with film producer Sol Sussman. Desperate to find happiness with her younger lover, an out of work TV actor Tony, Angela murders Sol with the aid of a poisoned suppository. Greek tragedy meets Hollywood kitsch as Angela’s daughter, Edith, convinces her emotionally disturbed brother, Lance, that they must avenge their father’s death by killing their mother. Lance slips some LSD into her after-dinner coffee which reveals some surprises and a twist ending that has the dirty laundry of the Sussman family aired out once and for all.

The Board of Directors and Producing Artistic Director would like to thank the following for making this season possible:

Kentucky Arts Council – The Kentucky Arts Council is the state arts agency and is responsible for developing and promoting support for the arts in Kentucky. Strategically placed in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Arts Council is publicly funded by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, an independent agency of the federal government.

Brown-Forman – Brown-Forman employs more than 4,000 people worldwide with about 1,000 located in Louisville. Brown-Forman, one of the largest American-owned spirits and wine companies and among the top 10 largest global spirits companies, to sells its brands in countries around the world and has offices in cities across the globe. In all, Brown-Forman has more than 25 brands in its portfolio of wines and spirits.

LEO Weekly – The Louisville Eccentric Observer (LEO) was founded in 1990 as a free source of a wide range of opinions and commentary on current affairs, as well as a guide to local and regional entertainment and recreation opportunities.

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