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“Great experience at Actors Theatre”

Actors Theatre of Louisville
Ranked #38 of 171 things to do in Louisville
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Owner description: A high-caliber theater that produces riveting, cutting-edge shows.
Washington, DC
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great experience at Actors Theatre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

Actors Theatre of Louisville extends wonderful hospitality to theater lovers at the Humana New Play Festival, held every year in March and April. It's a perfect opportunity to see new work before it's discovered elsewhere, and ATL musters an enthusiastic and dedicated bunch of seasoned professionals, festival interns and volunteers, to make the Humana Festival a vital and exciting event. There's no telling which show will be the Next Big Thing in American theater -- so see them all!

Visited April 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Actor's Theater Humana New Plays festival”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013

The opportunity to see 6 plays in a weekend is great BUT, inevitably all the plays are not great. Two were terrific, one not fathomable and two pretty good. The venues are very good- right downtown with adjacent parking.

Visited April 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
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“Spend a Perfect Evening at Actors Theatre of Louisville”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013

Last night my wife and I went to Actors Theatre to see one of the new plays in the Humana Festival. I have come to expect nothing but the best at Actors and that's what we got. "Appropriate" by Braden Jacobs-Jenkins is a powerful play at a southern family that is united to settle the estate. The family secrets they discover and their interactions makes for an entertaining and riveting two hours.
To top it all off, there was a late night snack after the play and the audience was able to meet the intern company. If you have dinner before the play and then go to the play, you've had a perfect evening. Actors Theatre is one of the best in the nation.

Visited April 2013
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chicago, il
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“Interesting play, great production values”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

We saw one of the Humana festival plays, and both the acting an production aspects were really impressive. I dragged my(teen) kids, but they really loved it and we had a great talk about it. One minor complaint--they didn't blink lights in the lobby to indicate the play start, and after intermission. Perhaps it's because there are multiple spaces, but it is a standard theater practice.

Be sure to ask about whether you can take advantage of their $10 "try us out" ticket for first time attendees.

Visited March 2013
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Mequon, WI
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“Appropriate”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

Went to the 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays and saw "Appropriate" about a dysfunctional family. The acting was overall good, the play was about something most everyone can relate to and the theater is lovely: intimate and good acoustics. A very nice regional theater company/venue.

Visited March 2013
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