Main Stage 2009-10
One world premiere, four regional premieres, and one of the most delightful comedies of all time. Plus an encore production of a favorite KTC musical!
SECRET ORDER by Bob Clyman - August 26 - September 20, 2009
A psychological drama about the high-stakes world of medical research: the battles for funding, the need to stay at the top of the game, and the ends to which one will go for recognition and success.
FIRST DAY by Ted LoRusso in collaboration with Sturgis Warner - Oct 14 - Nov 1, 2009
A theatrical event unlike any other, FIRST DAY follows a young man on his way to his first day of his first job in the big city. Three other actors play his thoughts and all the people and sites around him. The excitement of the city pulsing around him and his thoughts pulsing within drive this rhythmic, innovative new piece.
LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC by Arlene Hutton - November 18 - December 6, 2009
May and Raleigh meet in 1940 on an east-bound cross-country train. Raleigh is a charming young flyer who aspires to be a writer; May is proper and bookish and wants to be a missionary. Their story is a touching portrait of two young people falling in love against the backdrop of World War II-era America.
PRECIOUS NONSENSE by Rachel Lampert - January 13 - February 7, 2010
Rachel Lampert’s delightful 2005 musical returns for an encore production! Love triangles, cross-dressing, and mistaken identities beset a traveling Gilbert & Sullivan troupe in this onstage/backstage, show-must-go-on musical for all ages.
SPEECH & DEBATE by Stephen Karam - February 24 - March 14, 2010
Sex. Secrets. Video blogs with a Casio keyboard beat. Stephen Karam’s black comedy throws together three high school misfits in a clever and contemporary portrait of the borderland between late adolescence and adulthood.
IN THIS PLACE by Ain Gordon - April 14 - May 2, 2010
1830: Samuel and Daphney Oldham are the first free African-Americans to build their own home in Lexington, KY. Five years later, they disappear. Obie Award-winning writer/director Ain Gordon imagines the full story behind these bare facts in this new one-woman play.
PRIVATE LIVES by Noel Coward - June 23 - July 18, 2010
Noel Coward’s sophisticated comedy PRIVATE LIVES turns eighty this year, but it remains remarkably young for its age. The brilliant wit, barbed humor and passionate characters are the perfect ingredients for a delightful summer production.