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Actors Theatre of Louisville

316 W Main St, 12526 Gemini Way Louisville ky 40243, Louisville, KY 40202-4218 (Central Business District)
502 584 1205
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Ranked #21 of 72 attractions in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Theaters
Description: A high-caliber theater that produces riveting, cutting-edge shows.
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I recently attended an performance of a new play as part of The Humana Festival. Excellent casting and acting, all elements came together to make the production a memorable experience. Came to the performance last minute without tickets after looking on line and seeing seats were available, bought them at the window and didn't have to pay any handling charges.... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Not a place for adults with good taste. Productions are silly & juvenile. You would think a city of this size would have legitimate theater. Regrettable.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I just completed a weekend of New Plays at Actors' Theatre. Six plays in three days! It is the Humana Festival of New American Plays. The productions are well done. Nice facilities. The ticket prices are very reasonable. The patrons who attend these new plays purposely travel to see them. This makes for an extremely involved and passionate environment.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The plays have all become MTV shows with loud music and people yelling rather than acting. Everything is forced instead of true acting. I am giving up my subscription after 38 years.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is worth going to when they have the special shows in town. Otherwise it is average. The area needs more high quality shows on a more permanent basis.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We've had a season subscription for five years now, but will probably not renew. It seemed most of the shows were really good at first, but in the last two years we have not enjoyed a number of the performances and in one case left at the intermission-- something we never do. It had nothing to do with politics or... More

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New Albany, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Saw SIster Act there and it was fantastic. I had never been to Actors Theatre of Louisville before and I will definitely go back. The only thing was the seats were a little bit snug.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Actors has suffered declining quality over the past two decades. But, the last performance I saw there, "Pirates of Penzance" performed by the Chicago troupe The Hypocrites, shows Actor's is climbing back. This beach bum/garage band interpretation of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic is just the satire on a satire that it's authors would applaud. You can google the Courier Journal's... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Great venue and fantastic artistry! The Christmas Carol was over the top! Acrobatics were stupendous! Will be back next yea.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Actors theatre is one of the great regional theaters in the nation. Over the years we have come to enjoy the variety of programs presented and especially the famous "Humana New American Play" series each year. We have been members for over 20 years and look forward to each opening nights!

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