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A FABULOUS EVENING WITH LILLIAN BAXTER

July 10th & 11th || 7:00 p.m.
LOUISVILLE! I had a little talk with Michael Drury of Pandora Productions, and Lillian Baxter is bringing A FABULOUS EVENING WITH LILLIAN BAXTER to the Henry Clay Theater on July 10th and 11th! This is not a drill! Jay Schwandt and I are coming to your town to share our latest Lillian Baxter adventure. Here's the scoop: It's 1979. Lillian Baxter and Corky Weinstopper have been asked to perform a concert for Key West Gay Pride. She'll sing! She'll do the Hustle! And she will probably give Anita Bryant a much needed talking-to! Disco medley's? You bet! Gay Anthems? Try and stop us! Fabulous Costumes? As long as they're in budget!

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For over 25 years, Pandora Productions has been the only theatre company in the Louisville Metro area and most of Kentucky exclusively dedicated and most trusted to tell the stories of the LGBTQ+ communities.
Pandora Productions has been telling the stories of the LGBTQ+ community for over 25 years. Born from a small, crazy idea of three artists who wanted to create a musical based on the myth of Pandora, the company has grown to be a shining star in the Louisville arts firmament. Performing a 5 show mainstage season in the Henry Clay Theatre, the company presents bold, cutting edge, award winning musicals, dramas and comedies as well as hosted two national new play competitions. The company celebrates local, regional and national playwrights writing on LGBTQ+ themes with our PlayDates with Pandora series and brand new Intersections project. Under the leadership of the company’s long time Producing Artistic Director, Michael J. Drury, the company has enjoyed fast growth, artistic achievement and prominence in Louisville and nationally.
LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT
Pandora Productions, performing at the Henry Clay Theatre, acknowledges that we are situ-
ated on the traditional land of the Adena, Hopewell, Miami, Osage, Shawnee and Cherokee
East people. We respect their enduring presence and historical stewardship of these lands.

Our Vision

Profound relatedness and belonging by and for our diverse human community.

Our Mission

Pandora Productions celebrates the transformational power of theatre and with curiosity, courage and conviction, we will:
  • Entertain, engage and inspire our audience, the Kentucky/Indiana region and the greater human community with bold, cutting edge theatrical events giving voice to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning experience;
  • Explore artistic expressions of the commonality and diversity of human experience within the spectrum of sexuality and gender identity;
  • Examine our shared connections and responsibilities as a society, building community by exposing the beauty and dignity of all people and
  • Enliven and ignite the unfailing hope and triumph of the human spirit.

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2021 - 2022 Season

A FABULOUS EVENING WITH LILLIAN BAXTER

July 10th & 11th || 7:00 p.m.
LOUISVILLE! I had a little talk with Michael Drury of Pandora Productions, and Lillian Baxter is bringing A FABULOUS EVENING WITH LILLIAN BAXTER to the Henry Clay Theater on July 10th and 11th! This is not a drill! Jay Schwandt and I are coming to your town to share our latest Lillian Baxter adventure. Here's the scoop: It's 1979. Lillian Baxter and Corky Weinstopper have been asked to perform a concert for Key West Gay Pride. She'll sing! She'll do the Hustle! And she will probably give Anita Bryant a much needed talking-to! Disco medley's? You bet! Gay Anthems? Try and stop us! Fabulous Costumes? As long as they're in budget!

SHAKESPEARE’S R & J by Joe Calarco

Performances: August 18-21 & 24-27 at 7:30pm; August 21 at 2:30 pm
Four young prep school students decide to vary their very governed lives. After school, they all take turns reading Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet aloud. The Bard’s words and the story itself are thrilling to the boys, and they become swept away, enmeshed in the emotion so much so that they break school rules in order to continue their readings. The rigidity of their lives begins to parallel the lives of the characters in the play: roles in the family, society, and gender soon seem to make all the sense in the world, and then, suddenly, they seem to make no sense at all. Two eventually emerge playing Romeo and Juliet exclusively, bringing a whole new dimension to the proceedings. Perceptions and understanding are turned upside-down as the fun of play-acting turns serious, and the words and meanings begin to hit home and universal truths emerge.

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