Join CTC for this remarkable regional premiere of Welcome to Wandaland, and don’t miss a chance at meeting the playwright! We’ll post updates about her visit soon.

Welcome to Wandaland

by Ifa Bayeza
directed by Karen Edwards-Hunter
assisted by Julane Havens

November 9-18

Thu-Fri-Sat @ 7:30 and Sat @ 2:00

4th grader Wanda is on a mission to learn everything there is to know in the world so that she can pass an intelligence test and catapult into a newly desegregated “gifted” school. As she learns about Civil Rights, the Cold War, & the Space Race, her test mania collides with a budding understanding of her own identity and her place in this world.

Welcome To Wandaland sways between wide-eyed, mischievous youth and hopeful but hardened adults, and while it touches on the issues that black families faced in the 1950s and 60s (and yesterday, and today) its lyricism and lovingly-rendered characters ground the play on deeply personal terms.
Artist talkback on Nov 18
Commonwealth Theatre Center is excited to bring this new play to Louisville, and to host the playwright during the second weekend of the run. Join the company on November 18 for an artist conversation immediately following the Saturday matinee performance. Other opportunities to meet the playwright will be announced soon.

Tickets for evening shows are $15 adult and $10 student/senior. Tickets for Saturday matinees are $10 adult and $8 student/senior. House opens 30 minutes before curtain and seating is general admission. Parking is on-street (parallel, no meters) or in the lot behind the building. For info or reservations, call 502.589.0084 or email All CTC students are entitled to a comp ticket to a performance of the show.