Festival of Funky Fresh Fun
presents its seventh annual festival of new
10-minute plays by local playwrights, Finnigan’s
Festival of Funky Fresh Fun, running April 3, 4,
5, 10, 11 & 12 at 7:30pm at The Bard’s Town Theatre,
located at 1801 Bardstown Road. Finnigan’s
Festival of Funky Fresh Fun is the first
production in Finnigan’s tenth season in Louisville.
of Funky Fresh Fun is a celebration of local
theatre artists in the disciplines of playwriting,
acting and directing, with scripts from eleven local
playwrights, directed by eleven local directors and
performed by sixteen local actors.
of Funky Fresh Fun’s plays include: An absurd
look at love and large African animals in David
Clark’s Hippopotamus in the Room. An
unlikely friendship on a city rooftop in Andy
Epstein’s Over the Edge. Nancy
Gall-Clayton’s science fiction post-apocalyptic
satire Zimy and Zog Visit Earth. Greeting
Cards selection isn’t just a job, it’s a gift in Ben
Gierhart’s The Art of Card Selection. Nick
Hulstine takes a chilling look at meth addiction in
Blue Scatters Most. Eli Keel’s play Choke
Room is a inside look at haunted houses and the
psychologies of the people who perform in them.
Becky LeCron has fun with our modern day addiction
to being plugged in online in MMC Intervention.
A child finds escape with his make believe friend on
another planet in Ben Unwin’s Hiding on Jupiter.
Rachel White imagines life on Mars and it doesn’t
look so different from life on Earth in Where the
Red Dust Blows. Bryce Woodard satirizes
feminism and the status quo in The Feminist
Mystique. In addition, Brian Walker’s
exploration of sexuality and love will be featured
in between-the-plays-vignettes in The Alien Study
Directing credits for
Finnigan’s Festival of Funky Fresh Fun are
being shared by several local directors, including
winner of last year’s festival favorite award for
best play as director, Briana Clemerson. Returning
directors to the festival also include George R.
Bailey, Joe Hatfield, Jillian Spencer, Corey Music,
Natalie Fields and Kathi E. B. Ellis. First time
festival directors include Patrick Bias, Ben
Gierhart and Angela Miller.
of Funky Fresh Fun is being produced by
Louisville native and artistic director of Finnigan
Productions, Brian Walker and longtime collaborators
Kelly Kapp, Jillian
Spencer and Shaun Kenney. Walker’s previous
writing/producing credits include
Great American Sex
Play, fb: a ghost story, The Friend Factory and
dirty sexy derby play.
Kapp is an
originating member of Finnigan’s acting company.
Spencer and Kenney are the companies' resident
of Funky Fresh Fun’s cast includes local talents
Abby Braune, Briana Clemerson, Tamara Dearing, Andy
Epstein, Natalie Fields, Joe Hatfield, Kelly Kapp,
Becky LeCron, Corey Long, Jane Mattingly, Michael
Mayes, Victoria Reibel, Michael Roberts, Jeremy
Sapp, Ben Unwin and Brian West.
Reservations for the
show may be made by calling The Finnigan Box Office
at 502.876.0532. Tickets are $16.
of Funky Fresh Fun was written and conceived by
adults for adults and due to adult language and
sexual situations, it is not recommended for anyone
under the age of eighteen.