The 1970s


1980–1990 at Actors Theatre


The 1970–1971 Season

The Taming of the Shrew
Charley's Aunt
Our Town
Thurber Carnival
The Lion in Winter
The Tenth Man
Joe Egg
Feiffer's People
Major Barbara
Thumbelina (Children’s Theatre)
Night Before Christmas  (Children’s Theatre)
Plot To Overthrow Christmas
Penguin Parable
Maid To Marry

State Tour


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The 1971–1972 Season

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
The Glass Menagerie
Night Must Fall
Angel Street
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Persecution & Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat As Performed By The Inmates Of The Asylum Of
Charenton Under The Direction Of The Marquis De Sade
Hedda Gabler
Dear Liar
My Three Angels
Death of A Salesman
Play It Again, Sam
Alice In Wonderland (Children’s Theatre)
Winnie The Pooh (Children’s Theatre)

State Tour

E. Cummings
Pinter Sketches/The Dumb Waiter
Welty, Hemingway And Salinger
An Evening of Kurt Vonnegut
An Evening of Chekhovn
Great Nebula/Death Knocks

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The 1972–1973 Season

A Man For All Seasons
You Can't Take It With You
The Pirates Of Penzance
In Fashion
What The Butler Saw
Just Between Us: An Evening With Peggy Cowles
Old Times
The House At Pooh Corner (Children’s Theatre)
Raggedy Ann and The Wonderful Witch (Children’s Theatre)
A Christmas Carol  (Children’s Theatre)
Perspectives: An Evening Of Contemporary Plays

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The 1973–1974 Season

Long Day's Journey Into Night
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
The Journey Of The Fifth Horse
The Miracle Worker
Chips 'N' Ale
Matching Wits
The Boor
Man Of Destiny
Play Strindberg
The Last Of The Red Hot Lovers
The Boys In The Band
Apprentice Showcase: A Day for Surprises & Interview
Rumplestiltskin (Children’s Theatre)
Thumbelina (Children’s Theatre)
A Christmas Carol (Children’s Theatre)
St. George And The Dragon (Children’s Theatre)
Gabriel Ghost (Children’s Theatre)
Cinderella Adapted (Children’s Theatre)
World Of Gershwin (Lunchtime Theatre)
We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Lunchtime Theatre)
Lerner & Loewe (Lunchtime Theatre)
Bicentennial Salute To John Jacob Niles (Lunchtime Theatre)
On Broadway With George M. Cohan (Lunchtime Theatre)
The Fatal Necklace (Lunchtime Theatre)
A Little Sondheim Music (Lunchtime Theatre)


State Tour

Dames At Sea
The Apple Tree


In Fashion

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The 1974–1975 Season

That Championship Season
Countess Dracula
Threepenny Opera
A Flea In Her Ear
Ballad Of The Sad Café
Relatively Speaking

Female Transport
Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris
Under Milk Wood (Apprentice production)
Dick Whittington And His Cat (Children’s Theatre)
Little Red Riding Hood (Children’s Theatre)
Broadway On Parade (Lunchtime Theatre)
Christmas Past And Present (Lunchtime Theatre)
The Fabulous Forties (Lunchtime Theatre)
The Folk Song (Lunchtime Theatre)
A Fantastic Celebration (Lunchtime Theatre)
The Melodrama (Lunchtime Theatre

State Tour

Hey Diddle Diddle
The Caldron of Morning

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The 1975–1976 Season

Arms And The Man
Hot L Baltimore
Ten Little Indians
Oedipus Rex
The Last Meeting Of The Knights Of The White Magnolia
The Sunshine Boys
Scott And Zelda
Measure For Measure
The Sea Horse
Dear Liar
Beauty And The Beast (Children’s Theatre)
Winnie The Pooh (Children’s Theatre)
'Twas The Night Before Christmas (Lunchtime Theatre)

State Tour

Arms And The Man
How Do I Love Thee: The Words And Letters Of Robert And Elizabeth Browning
Dragon Tales
Hey Diddle Diddle

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The 1976–1977 Season

The Best Man
Much Ado About Nothing
A Christmas Carol
The Resistible Rise Of Aurturo Ui
The Matchmaker
Diary Of Anne Frank
The Norman Conquests
Tea With Dick And Jerry
New American Writers Festival
Wind In The Willows (Children’s Theatre)
Tales From The Brothers Grimm (Children’s Theatre)
The Wooden O
Baudelaire: Paris Spleen
In Favor Of The Sensiive Woman
Here We Come A-Wassailing (Lunchtime Theatre)


The 1st Humana Festival of New American Plays

Play Faire

The Gin Game
Indulgences In The Louisville Harem


The Rainmaker
Now I Am Three
Animal Crackers
Taming Of The Shrew

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The 1977–1978 Season

Round And Round The Garden
Living Together
A Christmas Carol
The Front Page
Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander
The Mousetrap
Peg O' My Heart
Sizwe Bansi Is Dead
Criminal Dogs (Apprentice Workshop Production)
Tea With Dick And Jerry
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Children’s Theatre)
The Christmas Show (Young Actors Company)

The 2nd Humana Festival of New American Plays

Getting Out
Does Anybody Here Do The Peabody?
An Independent Woman
The Bridgehead
The Louisville Zoo
Third And Oak

State Tour 

The Lion in Winter

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The 1978–1979 Season

Whose Life Is It Anyway?
The Play's The Thing
A Christmas Carol
What Every Woman Knows
The Splits
The Runner Stumbles
Gold Dust
Room Service
The Shadow Box
Restoration Flirtations (Apprentice Production)
Early Times (Apprentice Production)
The Comedy of Errors (Children’s Theatre)
Appalachian Homespun Yarns (Children’s Theatre)

The 3rd Humana Festival of New American Plays

Crimes of The Heart
Circus Valentine
Find Me
Lone Star
The Home Fires
Pvt. Wars
The Gin Game (Revival)

State Tour

Gold Dust
How To Eat A Poem
A Chekhov Quartet

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The 1979–1980 Season

Morning’s At Seven
Childe Byron
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol In Prose
The Time Of Your Life
Today A Little Extra
The Slab Boys
Otherwise Engaged
Admissions (Apprentice Production)
Commencement (Apprentice Production)
Tarantara! Tarantara!
The Incredible Murder Of Cardinal Tosca
Moose Tales (Children’s Theatre)
Animal Friends (Children’s Theatre)
Dylan Thomas Growing Up
St. Mark's Gospel
Louisville Zoo Two

The 4th Humana Festival of New American Plays

Agnes Of God
They're Coming To Make It Brighter
Today A Little Extra
Weekends Like Other People
The America Project
Power Plays
Doctors And Diseases

State Tour

In Fashion
Death? You Must Be Kidding!
How To Eat A Poem
Apples, Kisses And Shoes

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