Finnigan Productions Presents

Its Seventh

Festival of Funky Fresh Fun

 

Finnigan Productions 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.

Finnigan’s Festival 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. 

Finnigan’s Festival 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 Serials

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.  

Finnigan’s Festival 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 stage managers.  

Finnigan’s Festival 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.

Finnigan’s Festival 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.


 

 

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