Humana taps Will Eno

Les Waters to direct new play at Actors Theater

The world premiere of Will Eno’s latest, the comic Ibsen redux “Gnit,” is set to bow at the Actors Theater of Louisville in spring 2013 during the company’s Humana Festival of New Plays.

Most of the lineup for Humana won’t be announced until November, but “Gnit” gets an early mention because the title will also be presented as part of the regular seasonlong programming at ATL. Earlier this year, ATL skedded Greg Kotis’ “Michael von Siebenburg Melts Through the Floorboards” as a subscription-season offering that doubled as a show in the 2012 Humana fest.

Eno, whose play “Title and Deed” had a recent run at Off Broadway’s Signature Theater, penned “Gnit” as a riff on Henrik Ibsen play “Peer Gynt,” with the story following a guy who makes a series of bad decisions while on the hunt for his true self. Les Waters, the new a.d. at ATL, directs, after having helmed prior Eno shows including “Tragedy: A Tragedy” and “Middletown.”

“Gnit” is also the first piece of a Humana slate that will be closely watched this year as the first to be entirely programmed by Waters, who began his stint at the theater early this year. Each spring the 37-year-old fest attracts a slew of industry pros, many from nonprofits around the country on the lookout for titles for their own orgs.

“Gnit” begins previews March 15 and opens March 17. Production joins an ATL season that also includes “The Whipping Man,” tuner “Girlfriend” and familiar titles such as “Romeo and Juliet,” “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” and “True West.”

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