LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville’s University Theater season features a political fable, a feminist play, a Shakespeare tragedy and two African-American dramas.

    The season opens Oct. 9-13 with an August Wilson play examining discrimination against black people who migrated north to Pittsburgh. “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” will be at the Playhouse; it is an African-American Theater Program production of the theater arts department.

    The season continues with:

    • “Vinegar Tom,” a Caryl Churchill feminist play about the witch hunts of 17th century England, Thrust Theater, Nov. 13-17 and Nov. 20-24.
    • “Troilus and Cressida,” a William Shakespeare work about moral hypocrisy and the position of women during wartime, in this case the Trojan War, Playhouse, Feb. 5-9.
    • “From the Mississippi Delta,” autobiographical play by civil rights activist Endesha Ida Mae Holland, presented as an African-American Theater Program production, Thrust Theater, March 5-9 and March 12-16.
    • “The Firebugs,” a Max Frisch play about ways totalitarianism infiltrates society, shown through the lead’s unsuspecting harboring of arsonists, Playhouse, April 23-27.

    Season subscribers can see an extra play Oct. 24-27 in Thrust Theater. “Bee-Luther-Hatchee” by Thomas Gibbons is about an editor’s quandary over an award-winning author.

    Plays begin at 8 nightly during their runs, with additional 3 p.m. Sunday matinees. The box office opens one hour before curtain, and reserved tickets should be picked up 30 minutes early.

    Season tickets cost $45 for the general public, $40 for people 65 and older and U of L employees, and $30 for students. Individual show prices are $10, $9 and $7.

    Call the box office at (502) 852-6814 for season ticket orders, individual show tickets, group discounts or reservations.

    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.