More than a mere box-office cash cow, Dickens’s classic is a community builder, a gateway drug, and a holiday tradition.
New artistic director Robert Barry Fleming’s first festival program will feature five world premiere plays.
How bloodsucking vampires, headless horsemen, and ghostly encounters are bringing new patrons to theatres around the country.
Fleming brings his vast experience working as a multidisciplinary artist across the U.S. back to his home state of Kentucky.
The shows in this year’s new-play fest at Actors Theatre of Louisville were in dialogue with past offerings, no doubt, but also with our current moment.
The native Kentuckian will begin his tenure at the theatre company in June.
The lineup will include annual holiday traditions, the Humana Festival, and works by Idris Goodwin and Sarah DeLappe.
Actors Theatre is looking for guest speakers and will also be awarding festival passes to theatre professionals and artists.
The annual festival will feature five world premieres, including a new play by Lucas Hnath.
Company managers wear many hats, all fashioned to make out-of-town artists feel at home at the theatre.