Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks will be performed in the Victor Jory Theatre at Actors Theatre of Louisville
Dates and times:
Dec. 3 @ 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 4 @ 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 5 @ 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 6 @ 2:30 p.m.
Dec. 10 @ 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 11 @ 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 12 @ 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 13 @ 2:30 p.m.
Eve Theatre Company opens its fourth season with the internationally heralded comedy, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks. Since its Los Angeles premiere and Broadway opening, Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks has been translated into 14 languages and has traversed the globe with productions in 24 countries. The play has established itself as an international hit and one of the most produced plays in the world.
Richard Alfieri’s two-character comedy opens as an aging but still formidable woman hires an acerbic dance instructor to give her lessons at her home in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. Antagonism between a gay man and the wife of a Southern Baptist minister gives way to a profound compatibility as they swing dance, tango, foxtrot and cha-cha while sharing more than dance steps. During their final lesson, she reveals a closely guarded secret and he shares his greatest gifts of loyalty and compassion.
The play made its world premiere at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles June 6, 2001 with Uta Hagan and David Hyde Pierce in the roles of Lily and Michael. The play went on to Broadway, opening at the Belasco Theatre on October 29, 2003 and featuring Polly Bergen and Mark Hamill.
The show has enjoyed praise from around the world. According to the New York Post, it is “a joy to watch!” The Hollywood Reporter called it “thoughtful, razor sharp, charming, funny and genuinely moving.” The Sydney Daily Telegraph wrote “the tightly scripted dialogue is sharp, witty, entertaining and filled with pithy observations of the human condition.” London’s The Sun said that is was “cha-cha charming” and The Miami Herald noted that it is “valuable as gold!”