Actors Theatre of Louisville will launch its 28th annual Humana Festival of New American Plays, set for today through April 10, with Kid-Simple, a radio play in the flesh by Jordan Harrison, and Sans-culottes in the Promised Land by Kirsten Greenidge.
The internationally celebrated festival, made possible by a grant from The Humana Foundation, begins in the 318-seat Bingham Theatre with Kid-Simple, an imaginative adventure that is part fairy tale and part radio play where sound effects take on a life of their own.
Sans-culottes in the Promised Land dives into the lives of an upper-middle class African-American family coping with the secrets and obstacles that plague them. It premieres Friday, also in the Bingham Theatre.
The Humana Festival plays will be presented in rotating repertory in Actors Theatre's 637-seat Pamela Brown Auditorium, the 318-seat Bingham Theatre and the 159-seat Victor Jory Theatre. Naomi Iizuka's full-length play At the Vanishing Point will be performed site-specifically in an industrial warehouse at 151 Cabel St. in the heart of Butchertown, a historic neighborhood near downtown Louisville.