"All's Well That Ends Well" - William Shakespeare
For Immediate Release The Alley Theater to Close Its Doors Main Street location to close on August 5th, 2018.
Louisville, KY— June 4th, 2018 After 25 years serving the local theatergoing community with its signature style of outrageous pop culture parody like “Evil Dead: The Musical”, “Point Break Live” and “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars” as well as rarely produced works such as Shakespeare’s “King John”, Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” and Kafka’s “Metamorphosis”, The Alley Theater has announced that it will close its doors on August 1st, immediately following the end of its July production. “When Scott Davis founded The Alley in 1993, we never even remotely dreamed that 25 years later the theater would still be around.” said Joey Arena, Artistic Director of The Alley. “But here we are… Having spent half of our lives involved in a passion project that’s seen us through four locations, hundreds of productions, and an amazingly eclectic family of artists, actors and friends. Scott and I couldn’t be prouder of what’s been accomplished by everyone involved over the years.”
Two Remaining Productions The theater will not complete its 2018 season, but will close the doors following its next two productions, “Saucy Jack and The Space Vixens”, opening in June and The Alley original parody “Star Trek: Boldly Going WAY Too Far: The Final Frontier”, opening in July. “Closing out with an over the top musical like “Saucy Jack” and finally ending with our original parody work “Star Trek” is the really right note to end on.” said Arena. “We’ll definitely finish in the fun style for which we were known the best.” Tickets for the last two productions can be purchased online at www.TheAlleyTheater.org. Ticketholders for productions slated to open after the August 1st closing date are encouraged to contact The Alley Theater box office via email at boxoffice@TheAlleyTheater.org for further information.
A Financial Decision “The reasons for this decision are purely financial”, added Arena. “We simply aren’t selling enough tickets to pay our bills these days, and the couple of us that have supplemented the bottom line with our own money over the years simply can't justify it anymore. Like many local theater companies, we’ve received neither any arts grant money nor corporate sponsorship. And since theater event listings in the local newspapers and weeklies have disappeared over the last few years getting the word out hasn’t been affordable for a smaller theater. Money and exposure are what keep an arts organization alive in the long run. And we have had a wonderfully long run indeed. Most of us here at The Alley have been involved in theater for most of our lives and you’ll still see us in other productions and companies around town."
The Alley Theater is located at 633 West Main Street. (502) 822-5598 www.TheAlleyTheater.org