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HUMANA FESTIVAL 2006: THE COMPLETE PLAYS, 30th anniversary edition (playscripts, inc.)

Humana 2006: The Complete Plays collects all ten plays produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville during the 30th anniversary season of the Humana Festival of New American Plays. The seven full-length plays and three ten-minute plays in this anthology encompass many of the most eclectic and exciting new voices in theater today -- from a technology-reliant man learning to listen to a planet on the verge of apocalypse (Natural Selection); to a left-leaning American citizen's doomed chance to give the President an earful (Listeners); to a group of Depression-era men who put on a fundraiser, and in the process find themselves transformed by more than just the ladies' costumes they don (Act A Lady). Alternately painful, subversive, hysterically funny, and poignant, these plays ask you to engage with characters and worlds you think you know, and then look again with new eyes. 


Imelda and Cher at the Top of the World and Gestures by Chay Yew


"If you have any doubt that regional theatre in America is vital and thriving, then you missed this year's Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, Kentucky." - Newsweek

"With six promising full-length works and an effective anthology of related shorts, the Humana Festival of New American Plays reaffirmed its status as the premier new-play showcase in the English-speaking world." - The Columbus Dispatch

"The offerings exploded seven new plays and three one-acts that challenged, intrigued, frightened and inspired me over the course of 96 hours of thrilling theater." - Philadelphia Theatre Review



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