Theater: Straight from the Heartland

Family squabbles and political scandal on display in Louisville

For most Kentuckians, the first week of spring has come to signal the agitated ecstasy of college basketball. For the past two years, cross-state rivals at the Universities of Kentucky and Louisville have met in the N.C.A.A. tournament to settle Bluegrass bragging rights. But roundball is not the only sport in town these days. Last Thursday, on the night of The Game, a smaller but no less demanding group of enthusiasts from all over the U.S. and a dozen foreign countries convened in Louisville to...

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