Everyone deserves a treat this time of year. In thanks to all the great people who work for arts and culture organizations in our community, Walden Theatre happily extends complimentary tickets for the October 30 matinee performance of The Learned Ladies by Moliere, directed by Charlie Sexton.

Poster for The Learned Ladies

This Arts and Culture Appreciation Weekend at Walden Theatre is available to your organization’s leadership, staff, board, and any others involved in your group who you think might enjoy a free outing to see this French farce. Please spread the word and get back to me by email or call Walden Theatre at 502-589-0084 with the number of tickets you’d like to reserve, and we’ll set them aside. It’s as easy as that!

Please reserve soon. Space is limited, so the earlier you get back to us, the better your chances to get in on this great experience.

Hope you can join us for this great play. Plus, this will be a cool opportunity to get acquainted (or re-acquainted) with Walden Theatre’s professionally-produced mainstage productions–and by extension, the quality our nationally-recognized Conservatory Program. Come see what you’ve been missing.

Again, thank you. And thanks to your staff and your supporters for all that they do in the Louisville and regional arts community. We’ll see you on the 30th.


The Learned Ladies centers on domineering matriarch Philaminte’s misguided pretentiousness. She and her cohort of “learned ladies” are taken in by the slick manipulations of mediocre poet and social climber Trissotin who hopes to cash in on the dowry of Philaminte’s daughter, even though she has her heart set on another man.

The play has long been popular in France, but until poet Richard Wilbur’s 1977 translation into English–complete with rhyming couplets–there was no great version for the American stage that captured the spirit, snappy dialogue, and lovely language of the play. Today, many theatres have adopted it as a staple, and Walden Theatre is presenting this play for the first time in 10 years.

The Learned Ladies is the second play of Walden Theatre’s 35th anniversary season. Upcoming shows include The Disappearance of Daniel Hand by Dan O’Brien (Nov. 11-20), and To Kill a Mockingbird adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel from the novel by Harper Lee (Jan. 20-29).

Dates & Information:

October 21,22, 23, 28, 29, 30 at 7:30pm
October 23 and 30 @ 2:00pm.

Tickets are general admission, and all performances are fully accessible. Call to reserve 502-589-0084.