Season of Plays 2020-2021

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We are thrilled to be able to open this year’s season with the Young Playwrights Festival in February 2021. In a typical season, tickets go on sale a month before the show opens and students receive complimentary admission. This year will look a little different as we continue to navigate the best practices to offer theatre to our community. Information will go out later this semester detailing how we will go forward with ticketing the performances. Follow our social media and website for the most up-to-date information.

Young Playwrights Festival 2021

Written by CTC Conservatory Students
Produced by Keith McGill and Hallie Dizdarevic
February 11-20, 2021

Young Company Presents: [Title TBD]

Written by [TBD]
Directed by Meg Caudill
March 4-13, 2021

Spring Touring Show [A new audio immersive play, title TBD]

Written by Denmo Ibrahim, Inspired by stories from the Louisville community
Presented thanks to the support of The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
Produced by Hallie Dizdarevic and Heather Burns
Spring 2021

Young American Shakespeare Festival 2021

CTC’s Walden Theatre Conservatory was the first youth conservatory in the world to fully produce the entire canon of Shakespeare’s plays. The company builds on this unmatched achievement each year with The Young American Shakespeare Festival – the largest and longest-running such festival by and for young people in the nation.

May 6-16

Hamlet

by William Shakespeare
directed by Charlie Sexton
Hamlet’s father, the king, is dead. And his uncle Claudius has hastily married the queen and seized the throne. Fuelled by vengeance and eager to expose the usurper, the prince returns to Denmark and sets in motion a web of events that lead to madness, exile, and death for almost every major player.

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare
directed by Jennifer Pennington
Bickering lovers, scheming villains, hapless officials, and mistaken identity abound in this comedy – one of Shakespeare’s most popular and beloved – perhaps best known for the unforgettable romantic duo of Beatrice and Benedick.

The Servant of Two Masters

by Carlo Goldoni
directed by Heather Burns
When wily Truffaldino finds himself with the chance to serve two masters at the same time, he wildly miscalculates the demands that will be placed on him. It’s double the money, but double the work and double the trouble – and his success depends on a delicate dance of disguises, identities, and (worst of all) love.

Tickets, Venue, Dates, and Times

Due to COVID-19, dates, times, ticket availability, and planned season lineup are subject to change. The information below is true of a typical season, and we'll update this for each show as it comes.

To purchase tickets to upcoming shows, you can buy online. Tickets typically go on sale 2-4 weeks before the first performance, and prices are the same online or in person on the day of the show. If you have questions for the box office, please call us at 502.589.0084.

Most shows perform on Thursdays-Fridays-Saturdays at 7:30pm with matinee performances on Saturdays at 2pm, but please see ticketing website for specific show dates and times.

If you have questions for the box office, please call us at 502.589.0084.

Reduced prices are available to groups of 8 or more and for ArtsCard holders. Please contact the box office before purchasing to make arrangements for group or ArtsCard tickets: 502-589-0084.

The season is performed at the Nancy Niles Sexton Stage at CTC’s Payne Street facility. The theatre is accessible; please call for special seating needs. Free parking is available on-street or in the rear lot.

Previous Seasons at CTC

Season 2019-20

She Kills Monsters
Qui Nguyen
dir. Heather Burns

Top Girls
Caryl Churchill
dir. Hallie Dizdarevic

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Tom Stoppard
dir. Jennifer Pennington

Rumpelstiltskin
a play for younger audiences by the Blue Apple Outreach Touring Company
by Mera Kathryn Corlett, music by Jacqui Blue
dir. Mera Kathryn Corlett

Pride and Prejudice
adapted by Janet Munsil
from the novel by Jane Austen
dir. Charlie Sexton

Young Playwrights Festival 2020
Various Student Playwrights
Various Student Directors

The Secret Garden
performed by the Young Company
adapted by Pamela Sterling
from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
dir. Meg Caudill

A Streetcar Named Desire
performed by the Professional Company-In-Residence
Tennessee Williams
dir. Hallie Dizdarevic

The 2019-20 Season was cut short by Covid-19 pandemic. Consequently, Streetcar had final dress but was regrettably canceled the day of the first public performance. The 2020 Young American Shakespeare Festival lineup of Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, and The Servant of Two Masters was postponed. 

Season 2018-19
Season 2017-18
Season 2016-17
Season 2015-16
Season 2014-15
Season 2013-14
Season 2012-13
Season 2011-12
Season 2010-11
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