Kentucky: Bourbon, Bluegrass, Thoroughbreds, and the best of new American writing.
The Humana Festival of New American Plays has been called the “Kentucky Derby” of American theatre. Every year the festival replenishes America’s dramatic repertory with new and exciting work.
This year, a few of the anticipated highlights include: Adam Rapp’s work titled The Edge of Our Bodies, which follows a sixteen-year-old girl on the train from her private school to New York City as she prepares to give her boyfriend some big news; Maple and Vine where we encounter 1950s re-enactors who forsake cellphones for Tupperware parties; and, in the ten-minute play evening, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, who will perform Chicago, Sudan.
After all, today’s new work is tomorrow’s classic. Just ask a bourbon drinker.
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