UofL 2008-09 theatre season opens with “The Story”


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – “The Story,” by Tracey Scott Wilson, opens the fall season for the University of Louisville’s Department of Theatre Arts.

    Presented by the department’s African American Theatre Program, the play will be performed Oct. 1-5 at 8 p.m. nightly plus a 3 p.m. matinee on Oct. 5. All performances will take place at the Thrust Theatre at 2314 S. Floyd Street.

    Wilson’s murder mystery challenges the audience to examine their own assumptions about the media, stereotypes, political correctness and personal ethics.

    Directed by Nefertiti Burton, associate professor and director of international programs for the College of Arts & Sciences, the play explores the blurring of reality and truth as an ambitious newspaper reporter goes against her editor to investigate the brutal murder of a white man in a black neighborhood.

    “A lot of things are happening at once in the play,” Burton said. “The audience will wonder who is telling the truth. The reporter’s sensational scoop cracks the case…or does it”?

    Burton said that the fast pace of the play with rapid-fire, overlapping scenes is “not anything like we have done before.”

    Season tickets are $50 for the general public, $45 for UofL employees and people 65 and older and $35 for students. Individual show tickets are $12 for the general public or $8 for faculty, staff, students and senior citizens. For tickets and information, call 502-852-6814 or visit louisville.edu/a-s/ta/.