Pictures can say 1,000 words, but Looking for Lilith's world premiere of Alice in Black and White will say a lot more beginning Thursday.
Alice in Black and White will take place on Feb. 28, Mar. 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, and 9 at 7:30 p.m. each night. A matinee show will go on Mar. 9 at 2 p.m. All performances are to happen in the MeX Theater, located in the Kentucky Center for the Arts at 501 West Main Street in downtown Louisville.
Tickets for each show are $18 for adults, $15 for students, and $15 for seniors (the discount only applies to those who purchase tickets from the box office in person or by phone). The Mar. 4 show is a community night, meaning tickets are only $10 per person. All tickets can be purchased at the Kentucky Center box office, the Kentucky Center website, or by calling the box office at 1-800-775-7777.
Alice in Black and White brings into focus the life, decline, and revitalized career of famed photographer Alice Austen. Austen took on a lifelong pleasure of taking photographs as well as maintaining a relationship with dance teacher Gertrude Tate. Although she would take many photos during her lifetime, the Great Depression hit, and Austen's work, her childhood home, and everything else were gone. She was a pauper towards the end of her life.
However, a Oliver Jensen, who had learned of Austen's work, began a search to track down Austen's work. Some of the photos ended up in his book American Women in Revolt, which sparked a new interest in Austen's work.
Robin Rice Lichtig created the production, which will make its world premiere with Looking for Lilith.
More information on the show can be found at the Looking for Lilith website.
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