May 20, 2022—Continuing its return to live, in-person programming, Actors Theatre of Louisville’s world premiere of new, commissioned work Still Ready runs in the Bingham Theater May 25-June 4, 2022.
Creative powerhouses Christina Acosta Robinson and Ken Robinson—a married couple who are head over heels for each other and partners in parenthood and art—offer a new work filled with love and music. Still Ready is an electric live production that is fueled by the Robinsons’ talents, blending Ken’s inspired original songs and Christina’s evocative artwork and spoken word poetry. The piece is a celebration of faith, family, and the joy of expansive Black and Afro-Latina artistry.
Still Ready serves as an expansion of the digital offering Still Ready: Originals produced by Actors in May 2021 and currently streaming on the Actors website.
The final product of this evolution demands to be seen live and in person.
Directed by Executive Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming (Ford’s Theatre: Grace) and with the skilled music direction of Victoria Theodore (Broadway: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Film: tick, tick…BOOM!, CODA), Still Ready begins with the story of how the Robinsons fell in love while attending the Yale School of Drama. From there, this down-to-earth couple embarks on a romantic storytelling journey full of warmth, joy, and healing as they describe how their relationship has blossomed over time, imparting the tale in their own often funny and touching words. Even in rehearsal, as depicted in the images below, Still Ready serves as the perfect salve for those looking for something uplifting during this challenging time in history.