Studio Players’ 2008-09 season features a holiday play that has been a sold-out hit in many areas and a contribution to the Lincoln bicentennial celebrations. Here’s the lineup:
Sept. 11-28: Don’t Dress for Dinner by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon; directed by Gary McCormick. A man’s plans for a romantic weekend in the country with his mistress go horribly awry.
Nov. 6-30: A Tuna Christmas by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams; directed by Marc Roland. The local radio personalities in the third-smallest town in Texas are back on the air, tellin’ y’all about the Yuletide season happenings. This show is an annual sell-out at Actors Theatre of Louisville and other theaters.
Jan. 15-Feb. 1: The Last of Mrs. Lincoln by James Prideaux, directed by Paul Thomas. This is a look at the life of Mary Todd Lincoln after the assassination of her husband, President Abraham Lincoln.
March 19-April 5: Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare, directed by Eric Ryan Seale. The title of the play, which was made into a hit 1993 movie starring Will Smith, has become a pop culture catch phrase, suggesting we are all just six people away from knowing everyone else. The story centers on a con man who talks his way into the apartment of a wealthy New York couple by saying he is Sidney Poitier’s son and friends with their child, who is away at college.
May 21-June 7: Dearly Beloved by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten; directed by Tonda-Leah Fields. Studio starts the season with an affair gone awry and ends it with a wedding in chaos. Take your favorite June bride.
Season tickets will be $60, and go on sale with the opening of All the Great Books (Abridged), which runs May 15 to June 1. After June 30, the season subscription price will rise to $65. Subscriptions will be available at the Carriage House Theatre during performances, the Downtown Arts Center ticket office, by calling (859) 225-0370.