Pandora Productions, Inc. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Michael J. Drury, Producing Artistic Director May 17, 2007
(502) 216-5502 (Please make a note: this is a new number for Pandora)
PANDORA HAS OUTGROWN HER BOX…
HER BLACK BOX THAT IS…
After several years at the black box at the Kentucky Center for the Arts, Pandora Productions enters her 2007-2008
Season in a new home. Pandora has been asked by the kind folks at Bunbury Theatre to share their beautifully
renovated theatre space on the third floor of the Henry Clay at 604 S. Third St. The new venue opens in July with
Bunbury’s production of Christopher Durang’s Beyond Therapy. Then in August Pandora will move in to the new
space for her first show of her 2007-2008 season which will be announced at Take Me Out, the closing show of the
Not only will Pandora have a new space in which to perform, she will launch a season of five shows, expanding
from four productions in her last several seasons. Pandora is expanding in all directions, fulfilling her mission and
entertaining bigger crowds every year. In this current season Pandora expects to play to almost 4400, topping all box
office records. Next season she virtually doubles her current efforts with three week runs instead of two.
Pandora has experienced tremendous growth over the last several seasons. In the 2004-2005 Season, offering three
shows in her season, Pandora began a Subscription campaign and enjoyed 118 faithful taking advantage of that
offering. In the 2005-2006 Season, offering four shows, Subscriptions increased to 336 and in the current 2006-2007
season Pandora entertained 580 Subscribers, representing more than half of her audience.
“In so many ways this move is a blessing and showed up at just the right time. We were facing the dilemma of
where to put all the people who wanted to subscribe, let alone our loyal single ticket purchasers,” says Michael Drury,
Pandora’s Producer and Artistic Director. “We were looking for some alternatives when Juergen Tossman, Bunbury’s
Artistic Director and Susan McNeese-Lynch, Bunbury’s Board President called and requested a meeting.” We all
agreed in that meeting that the pairing was a good one and began to seriously consider this move.
In August, Pandora will open her 12th season in the new digs. Since 2004 Pandora has been entertaining an ever
growing audience in two premier Louisville venues: The MeX Theater at the Kentucky Center and the Thrust Theatre
at the University of Louisville. “These are very comfortable, excellent venues for us and essentially have been our
home. We love both of them but we’ve longed for a single venue to call home for quite a while, one venue where our
audience knows they will find us every time,” says Drury. It is a great source of pride for Pandora that she is the first
theatre company to fulfill the mission of The MeX Theatre, that of launching new, experimental companies, to foster
their growth and see them move on to newer and bigger venues.
Pandora seeks to engage a broad, diverse audience in exploring themes of human unity and commonality, justice
and compassion through the presentation of rarely-seen plays with Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender themes.
Pandora has been presenting edgy, avant-garde theatre to the Metro Louisville area since 1995. Pandora Productions
continues her tradition of producing cutting edge and rarely seen theatre pieces in a new location, expanded season
and expanded production values in 2007-2008. Watch us grow to even greater heights.