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Indisputably, regional theaters have been a significant wellspring for new plays reaching back 30 years. But a quickening sea change has occurred quietly but demonstrably over the past decade: Regional theaters – once reliant on warhorses and the latest New York hit — have become the primary incubator and showcase for new work in America
The 39th annual Humana Festival of New American Plays last month seemed like one of those cornucopias of agricultural plenty. Some individuals might not like grapes, but adore peaches, or visa versa. Regardless, it’s hard not to be impressed with the overall quality and freshness of what spills out of the horn onto your table.
If you’re seeking safe, predictable mainstream theater, avoid the annual Humana Festival of New Plays at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. If you seeking “thought-provoking, edgy new work,” this is the mecca for South Floridians who want to glimpse what theater is evolving into during the coming decades.