Are you ready for this summer to get hotter? Actors Theatre of Louisville has just the ticket—or two, so you can favorite theatergoer with you—with “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash.” The musical review presents the best known and loved songs by the Man in Black.
Says director Dan Kazemi:
“Ring of Fire is an impressionistic tribute to the “Man in Black” that hopes to capture the essence and journey of this well-lived life, and all the good and the bad that came along with it. The show’s ensemble of five extremely talented actor-musicians will take you on a wild train ride through songs about family, nature, heartache, murder, hardship, loss, rebellion, love, humor, death and God. The performers come to represent not only Johnny himself but the various (and familiar!) figures who were instrumental in shaping a country boy from Arkansas into the galvanized icon who advocated for the downtrodden. In presenting this material, I hope to hold a mirror up to our own selves, and continue the discussion on how to practice compassion and tolerance in today’s world.”
If you love Johnny Cash, you owe it to yourself to see this once-and-lifetime presentation of the legend’s legendary numbers.
Performances will be July 9–August 18, 2019, in the Victor Jory Theatre. Run time is two hours with one 15-minute intermission. Prices vary by seat and demand.