Sunday, March 7, 2004

Art notes



Jackie Demaline

alteractive 'Babes'

Robin Goodrin Nordli has been in 39 productions of 24 Shakespeare plays, and in Bard Babes I Have Known she'll introduce the alteractive series audience at Playhouse to ladies from Henry V, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Cymbeline, Macbeth, Othello and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Barb Babes plays at 7:30 p.m. Monday (local opening act at 7 p.m.) for one performance only at Playhouse. Tickets $12, students $8. For reservations and information, call the box office at 421-3888.

Humana Festival

The annual Humana Festival of New American Plays is up and running at Actors Theatre of Louisville. The first opportunity to make a day of it will be Saturday, when four titles will be playing in rep:

• 5 p.m.: Kid-Simple: a radio play in the flesh by Jordan Harrison is described as "part fairy tale, part meditation on the nature of sound."

• 5 and 9 p.m.: Tallgrass Gothic, by a playwright whose name will be familiar to Cincinnati theater lovers in the mid-'90s. Melanie Marnich began her playwriting career here while she was making a living writing ad copy.

• 7 p.m.: At the Vanishing Point by Naomi Iizuka is a site-specific work about the historic Louisville neighborhood of Butchertown that is performed, appropriately, in a Butchertown warehouse.

• 9 p.m.: Sans-culottes in the Promised Land by Kirsten Greenidge traces one nanny's foray into the lives of an upper middle class African-American family.

For schedule and ticket information, call (502) 584-1205 or visit www.ActorsTheatre.org.




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