Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Le Petomane: Once in a Blue Moon

For the past six months or so, I've been so thrilled to do some reporting for The Louisville Paper.  It's a beautiful publication with thoughtful and interesting coverage of the Louisville that makes me proud.

The very first article that I wrote for The Paper, "Marooned Five" was about Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble and their production, 5 THINGS. I'd heard all kinds of good things about Le Petomane-- how could you not when they'd won the LEO's Readers' Choice award for best theatre group in 2010 and 2011? -- but I'd never seen a show.

Here we are, six months later, and I'm a Le Petomane convert... maybe even a groupie.

Not only did 5 THINGS knock my socks off, so did their next show, A VERY SPECIAL HOLIDAY SPECIAL. And now I'm one of those people who will see any show with the Le Petomane name attached to it.

Their next show, ONCE IN A BLUE MOON, opens next week at the Rud. Here's what their promo material has to say about the show:

Filled with original music and laughs a-plenty, Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble's latest original play revolves around Ruby Blue-- a gem of a girl. Ruby is special-- why else would we tell her story, right? Everything is just peachy until a piece of her is stolen, and it's up to our intrepid hero to go get it.  

This show features four members of the ensemble: Heather Burns, Tony Dingman, Kristie Rolape, and Kyle Ware.  ONCE IN A BLUE MOON runs February 9-11 & 16-18 at 730pm at the Rudyard Kipling (422 Oak Street). Industry night is Monday, February 13 at 730p. Shows are $8-$20 on a pay-what-you-please sliding scale. For more information email

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