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Airing Monday night, September 22 on KET

A Kentucky Muse Special Presentation:

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville’s esteemed and beloved theatre institution (and Kentucky’s official state theatre company) is in the midst of its 50th season. From a modest beginning in downtown Louisville in 1964, Actors Theatre has become one of America’s top theatre companies. A who’s who of actors has graced its stages, and its annual Humana Festival of New American Plays attracts worldwide attention.

How and why did Actors Theatre become so important? What does its future hold? A special Kentucky Muse presentation takes a look at the remarkable story of this ground-breaking Kentucky arts organization.

Interviews with Actors Theatres’ leadership past and present, leading actors, playwrights, and directors — along with footage and photographs of dozens of productions — document a tradition of excellence and inspiration that has never waned in the 50 years of the theatre’s existence.