Theater: Third Running of the Derby

Kentucky's Festival of New American Plays

Ancient Greece and Elizabethan England staked enduring claims on the minds and hearts of generations to come through the power of their dramatists. Whatever the glories of the U.S. musical, the chances are that the laurel wreaths of posterity will rest on the brows of dramatists whose stature equals that of Eugene O'Neill and Tennessee Williams. To foster potential successors to such playwrights is the worthiest of theatrical aims. Under the venturesome leadership of Jon Jory, that is precisely what Kentucky's Actors Theater of Louisville does.

This is the third time in three years that Jory has...

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