BOB Opens Saturday at Actor’s Theater

by Graham Shelby on March 25, 2011

The seventh and final play of this year’s Humana Festival of New American Plays is set to debut this weekend.

The play is a comedy called Bob. The playwright is Peter Sinn Nachtreib. He’s based in San Francisco, but the inspiration for the play came on a previous visit Nachtreib paid to Louisville. While walking down Market Street, he got the idea for a character named Bob who’s life journey begins when he’s born and left behind in the bathroom of a Louisville White Castle.

“He is fortunately saved and raised by a White Castle employee who takes him on a roadtrip across the country” says Nachtrieb, “to all the historical sites where he becomes sort of obsessed with monuments and plaques and makes it his lifelong dream to be on a plaque himself.”

Bob has a preview performance Friday at 8:00. It opens Saturday afternoon at 4:00 at Actors Theatre.

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