Legacy of Light


by Karen Zacarías
Directed by Kathi E.B. Ellis^

Oct 27-Nov 5, 2016

The Henry Clay Theatre
604 S 3rd St, 3rd Floor, Louisville, KY

 Parking Information

  • Metered street parking on 3rd and Chestnut Streets (meters enforced until 6p.m. Mon-Sat)
  • Two parking lots on the east side of the 3rd/Chestnut intersection; $4 prepay - machine takes cards or exact change
  • Brown parking garage two blocks south; Louisville Water Company parking garage one block north; charge by the hour

Looking for Lilith Theatre Company is excited to announce the first production of its Fifteenth Anniversary season: Karen Zacarías’ Legacy of Light.

The production will be at the Henry Clay Theatre opening on October 27 and running through November 5 with eight performances, including the $10-per-ticket community night on Monday, October 31. As with all Lilith productions there will be several audience talkbacks following specific performances. New this season are designated performances for audio description and ASL interpreted performances. Offered in partnership with the Kentucky Center, these performances will be made available to patrons who request the service in advance.


LFL’s production of Legacy of Light marks the Louisville premiere of a script that is a luminous exploration of women scientists intertwined with the expanding definition of motherhood, which was originally commissioned by Arena Stage in Washington DC.  DC Theatre Scene declared, “Zacarias, doing her finest writing to date…equates the laws of physical science with human love and uses magical realism in some dreamlike moments to draw together her serendipitous stories.” Bringing this script to Louisville, states production director Kathi E.B. Ellis, “lives into our mission of lifting up under-heard voices, we are proud to produce a script that brings to light an oft-forgotten woman scientist, Emilie du Châtelet, and also opens up a discussion of the challenging decisions involved in surrogate pregnancies.”

LFL company founders Shannon Woolley Allison and Trina Fischer anchor the acting company playing roles in both the present and the 18th century. They are joined by company member Karole Spangler in the role of du Châtelet and Clint Gill, returning to the LFL stage, in the role of Voltaire. LFL newcomers Michael Hutchins and Stephen Peterson round out the time-hopping cast, both also playing roles in both time periods. Designers committed to the production include company members Jill Marie Schierbaum and Holly Stone as scenic designers, and frequent collaborator John Newman as lighting designer.

As part of this premiere, LFL is partnering with the Rauch Planetarium for a fundraising reception on Friday, October 14 at the Planetarium. Attendees will be entertained with astronomical images projected during the event and with a brief preview of the production. 

Purchase Tickets - Looking for Lilith


OCT 27, 28, 29, 31*, NOV 3, 4, 5 | 7:30 pm
NOV 5 | 2:00 pm

TICKETS: $20 | $15 - Students/Seniors
*Community Night - $10

Contact our box office at 502.638.2559
or boxoffice@lookingforlilith.org.

Audio Description and Signed performances available. Contact 502.638.2559 for more information.
Audio Description: Friday, October 28
ASL: Thursday, November 3
BY REQUEST ONLY. Please contact The Kentucky Center Access Services hotline at 502-566-5111 (V) or 502-566-5140 (TTY)

Looking for Lilith's production of Legacy of Light, by Karen Zacarias


Shannon Woolley Allison^, Trina Fischer^, Clint Gill, Michael Hutchins, Stephen Peterson, Karole Spangler^˚

Jill Marie Schierbaum^ & Holly Stone^ (Scenic Designers), John Newman (Lighting Designer), Lindsay Chamberlin^ & Typh Hainer Merwarth^ (Costume Designers) Paul T. Carney (Sound Designer), Sam Jenkins (Stage Manager) Haydee Canovas (Producer)

˚Member, Actors' Equity (AEA)
^LFL Company Member

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