Mainstage Season (2016-2017)

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April 19-24, 2017
Playhouse Theatre

Sophocles’ classic Greek tragic fate of sisters Antigone and Ismene, who ask, which is mightier, the laws of God or man?

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Past Productions

Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Directed by Russell Vandenbroucke, March 1-4 8pm and 4-5 3pm, Thrust Theatre, tickets, call 502-852-7682, University of Louisville Department of Theatre Arts

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

March 1-5, 2017
Thrust Theatre

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.

More production photos available on Flickr.

Baltimore, by Kristen Greenidge, UofL, Directed by Nefertitit Burton, February 2-11 at 8pm, February 5 and 12 at 3pm, University of Louisville Thrust Theatre, for tickets www.louisville/theatrearts, tweet @uofltheatrearts, 502-852-7682, presented by the African American Theatre Porgoram of the Department of Theatre Arts


February 2-6 and 9-12, 2017
Thrust Theatre

“Baltimore” tells the story of Shelby Wilson, an African-American resident adviser for a diverse group of freshmen at a New England college. When a racist caricature is drawn a black student’s dorm door, Wilson is forced to confront her belief that she lives in a post-racial society as she finds the courage to facilitate honest conversations about difference. 

More production photos available on Flickr.

Presenting a co-production featuring actors and students from UofL Dept. of Theatre Arts and Commonwealth Theatre Center, Tickets $8-15,, 502-852-6814, King Lear, William Shakespeare, directed by jennifer Pennington, November 10-20, 2016, Nov10-12, 14, 17-19 at 8pm, November 13 and 20 at 3pm, UofL Playhouse, 1911 S. Third st, University of Louisville dept. of Theatre Arts, Commonweath Theatre Center

King Lear

November 10-14 and 17-20, 2016
Playhouse Theatre

King Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. It depicts the gradual descent into madness of the title character, after he disposes of his kingdom giving bequests to two of his three daughters based on their flattery of him, bringing tragic consequences for all. 

More production photos available on Flickr.

Fences male and female actors on porch


September 21-25, 2016
Thrust Theatre

Fences is a play by American playwright August Wilson set in 1957 Pittsburg.  Fences explores the evolving African-American experience and examines race relations, among other themes.

More production photos available on Flickr.