Nancy Gall-Clayton

As exciting as a world premiere of a new play is, it’s even more exciting to see the first full staging of a piece written by a local. It’s one way of checking our pulse as a community — what are we writing about and how? Sometimes it feels like Louisville writes mostly zombie comedies and pop culture parodies, but in a truly subversive move, local playwright Nancy Gall-Clayton dares to experiment with staging a traditional family comedy.

“The Snowflake Theory” made its debut Thursday at The Bard’s Town Theatre (where producing Kentucky playwrights is a core part of the mission) and not even one zombie shambled onto the set, much less to a rock and roll score. Instead we meet the family Klein, Jews from an unnamed Mid-Southern town who work out their differences around a well-worn dining room table. [click to continue…]

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