THEATER: A SUNDANCE FOR THE STAGE

ONCE A YEAR, THE HUMANA FESTIVAL OF NEW AMERICAN PLAYS IS THE CENTER OF THE THEATER WORLD. EVEN HOLLYWOOD GETS EXCITED

IF YOU HAD SCOURED BROADWAY THE last weekend of March for a new American play--one of those unfashionable things with a few actors and no singing cats--you would have come away famished and depressed. A paltry five new works were on display, including one in previews and another limping to a close. If you had gone that same weekend to a single venue in Kentucky, the Actors Theatre of Louisville, you could have feasted on a banquet of meaty new drama: six full-length plays and six shorter ones, including the latest work of such luminaries as Tony Kushner, Jane Martin, David...

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