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Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, Adam Rapp, Anne Washburn, et al. Set for Humana Festival of New American Plays

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
The Actors Theatre of Louisville has announced the complete lineup of works that will be presented as part of the 35th Anniversary Humana Festival of New American Plays, to run February 27 - April 17. One of the pieces included in the Festival had been previously reported: Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's BOB, directed by Sean Daniels, to run March 24 - April 17.

The Festival will open with Anne Washburn's A Devil at Noon (February 27 - April 3). Steve Cosson will direct this piece, which focuses on a science fiction writer whose life is not going as well as his new book. A new play by Adam Rapp, The Edge Out of Our Bodies (March 22 - April 3), will also debut at the Festival. Rapp will direct his script which focuses on a 16-year-old girl en route to New York to share some news with her boyfriend.

Also scheduled are Jordan Harrison's look at two 21st century women trying to escape to a 1950s world, Maple and Vine (March 4 - April 3), to be directed by Anne Kauffman; Molly Smith Metzler's comic look at a brother and sister who have grown apart in adulthood, Elemeno Pea (March 8 - April 3), to be directed by Davis McCallum; and A. Rey Pamatmat's investigation of the makeshift family a teenage boy and his younger sister create for themselves, Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (March 11 - April 2), to be directed by May Adrales.

In addition to these world premieres, the Festival will include an evening of ten-minute plays that includes a new work, Chicago, Sudan by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, as well as The End, which will be conceived and written by Dan Dietz, Jennifer Haley, Allison Moore, A. Rey Pamatmat and Marco Ramirez for the Actors Theatre Apprentice Company.