Thursday, March 17, 2011

Finnigan Productions Presents its fourth Festival of Funky Fresh Fun

Louisville, KY, March 14, 2011 – Finnigan Productions presents its fourth annual festival of new plays by local playwrights, Finnigan’s Festival of Funky Fresh Fun, running April 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, & 23 at 7:30pm at The Rudyard Kipling, located at 422 W. Oak Street. Finnigan’s Festival of Funky Fresh Fun is the second production in Finnigan’s seventh 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 ten local writers, directed by ten local directors and performed by sixteen local actors. The plays were selected by a committee of theatre artists who regularly contribute to Finnigan shows.

Finnigan’s Festival of Funky Fresh Fun’s plays include a man who swears he sees and hears a singing frog in Looney Tunes by Ben Unwin; a third wheel gets more than he’s bargained for in Roommates by Carlos Manuel; an appliance whisperer set on helping home appliances evolve in Home School by Carolyn Biggs; in the future sex is outlawed but people still want to learn about it in The Librarian by Nancy Gall-Clayton; if you think your job is hard try choir directing in The Da-da, da-da, da-da, da song by Mitch Fields; monkeys explore their humanity in Double Helix by Tad Chitwood; quality family time takes on new meaning in Home Movies by Kevin Gibson; Brittany the transvestite chicken is back in the third installment of the zany adventures of a slightly touched family from London, KY in The Wettest Beak by Sherry R. Deatrick; gypsies, collectors and assholes vie for the object of their affections in Slut for Kush-Balls by Brian Walker; and speed dating hits new…speeds…in Water, water, everywhere… by Bryce Woodard.

Directing credits for Finnigan’s Festival of Funky Fresh Fun are being shared by several local directors, including, Necessary Theatre’s artistic director Tad Chitwood, Pandora Productions’ artistic director Michael Drury, Louisville Repertory Company’s Amy Lewis, StageLab’s founding co-principal Kathi E. B. Ellis, first time director Amelia Pantalos, returning festival director (and winner of last year’s audience favorite play) Becky LeCron, returning director and regular contributing artist George R. Bailey, local actor Jeremy Sapp, playwright Ben Unwin and Finnigan’s Brian Walker.

Finnigan’s Festival of Funky Fresh Fun is being produced by Louisville native and artistic director of Finnigan Productions, Brian Walker and longtime collaborator Kelly Kapp. Walker’s previous writing/producing credits include The Time I was Kidnapped by the Church, Smoke This Play, Great American Sex Play, my daddy’s name is Big Oil, Shot me Down, dirty sexy derby play and ZOMBIE!. Kapp has been a member of Finnigan’s acting company since its first season and serves as drama director at Mercy Academy.

Finnigan’s Festival of Funky Fresh Fun’s cast includes local talents George R. Bailey, Sarah East, Laura Ellis, Natalie Fields, Joe Hatfield, Kelly Kapp, Shaun Kenney, Becky LeCron, Corey Long, Taylor Milks, Kimberly Peterson, Leah Roberts, Michael Roberts, Neill Robertson, Jenn Starr Tennant, Eric Welch and Bryce Woodard.

Reservations for dinner and the show may be made by calling The Rudyard Kipling at 502.636.1311. Tickets are only $12.

Finnigan’s Festival of Funky Fresh Fun was written and conceived by adults for adults and due to adult language and situations, it is not recommended for anyone under the age of seventeen.

Finnigan Productions is a member of the Theatre Alliance of Louisville and the Kentucky Theatre Association.

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