Actors Guild of Lexington’s 2012-13 season features four shows that have not been produced in Lexington before and, for the third straight year, an open slot at the end of the season so artistic director Eric Seale can pick something timely and intriguing. It also includes a mix of directors from a visiting artist to two Kentucky directors building national reputations.
Nov. 1-11: November by David Mamet, directed by Bo List. Seale has strategically placed this play about a President in an uphill battle for re-election on the weekends before and after the 2012 election. List is a Lexington native who has been directing nationally and has several engagements in Central Kentucky this year.
Jan. 24-Feb. 3: Red by John Logan, directed by Jerome Davis. The 2010 Tony Award winner for best play looks at an artist’s journey creating a definitive work. Davis is the director of Burning Coal Theatre in Raleigh, N.C., and was previously seen at Actors Guild last fall performing Conor McPherson’s St. Nicholas.
Feb. 28-March 10: Seminar by Theresa Rebeck, directed by Chrisena Ricci. Tensions and romance between four writers and a professor play out over the course of 10-week seminar. Ricci studied theater at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., and is currently assistant to the artistic director at Actors Guild.
May 9-19: William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead by John Heimbach, directed by Eric Seale. To quote the release: “A comedic homage to zombie films and a carefully researched drama about Shakespeare and his authorship.”
The final play in the lineup will be announced later in the season. This year, that strategy brought Mike Daisey’s controversial The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs to the AGL stage.
Season subscriptions are $90 for adults, $67 senior adults and students. Call 1-866-811-4111 or visit actors-guild.org for tickets.