All shows will be at the Thrust Theatre, 2314 S. Floyd St., unless otherwise noted. The 2013 ‒ 2014 season shows will be:

  • “The Tempest,” William Shakespeare’s final play is about a shipwreck on a nearly deserted island where fools and kings learn to temper revenge with mercy and forgiveness, Sept. 25 ‒ 29, Rinda Frye directing
  • “Monsieur Baptiste, the Con Man,” Roger Furman’s adaption of Jean Baptiste Moliere’s comedy “Tartuffe” is about a con man’s pursuit of wealth and fortune as he infiltrates a wealthy household, Nov. 20 ‒ 24, The Playhouse, 1911 S. Third St., Lundeana Thomas directing
  • “Dead Man Walking,” a drama by Tim Robbins, gives audiences an eyewitness account of the death penalty as seen through the eyes of Sister Helen Prejean, a Catholic nun who became an advocate for abolition of the death penalty and was spiritual adviser for a convicted rapist and murderer, Jan. 29 ‒ Feb. 2, Russell Vandenbroucke directing
  • “Sylvia,” a fast-paced comedy by A.R. Gurney, is about a husband who brings home a dog (played by an actor) who becomes the man’s best friend, much to the dismay of his wife, Feb. 26 ‒ March 2, Daniel R. Hill directing
  • “Gem of the Ocean,” by August Wilson, tells the story of Aunt Ester, a 285-year-old matriarch who welcomes a former slave, a former criminal and others into her home as she guides them through a spiritual awakening, April 9 ‒ 13, The Playhouse, director to be determined

UofL’s African American Theatre Program is celebrating its 20-year anniversary and will produce “Monsieur Baptiste, the Con Man” and “Gem of the Ocean.”

All plays begin at 8 p.m. with additional 3 p.m. Saturday or Sunday matinees. Season tickets are $65 for the general public, $50 for UofL students, employees and people age 65 and older. Single-show tickets also are available. For details, call 502-852-6814 or go to Theatre Arts.