Dogfight presented by Acting Against Cancer

Acting Against Cancer

323 W Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Music + Lyrics by
Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Book by Peter Duchan
Based on the Warner Bros. Film and
Screenplay by Bob Comfort
Directed by Sydney MagersThe eve before they venture halfway around the world and into the thick of the Vietnam War, a group of young American soldiers want to play a game. They plan to host a party, and he who brings the most unattractive girl as his date wins the pot. When Eddie meets diner waitress Rose, he thinks he’s sure to win, but as Rose’s extraordinary personality begins to shine, Eddie is forced to confront the barbaric cruelty of the “dogfight,” leading him on a journey of self-discovery and examination of the way he interacts with the world around him. A harrowing and timeless tale, “Dogfight” illuminates the ability everyone has to change and the endless wonders and fortitude of human compassion.

(TW: Dogfight contains a scene of rape as well as explicit depiction of death in war with disturbing and realistic sound effects of explosions and gunfire)

Acting Against Cancer at ArtSpace, 323 W. Broadway, Third Floor.

$20 in advance and $22 at the door and are available at Ticket prices now include 6% sales tax as required by the Kentucky Revenue Department, bringing presale ticket prices to $21.20 and door ticket prices to an even $24.

March 29: 8PM
March 30: 8PM
March 31: 5:30PM
April 1: 8PM
April 4: 8PM
Republic Bank First Friday Hop – April 5: 8PM
April 6: 8PM
April 7: 5:30PM

Andrew Bittenbender, Celeste Vonderschmitt, Lauren McCombs, Alex Hamilton, Alex Roby, Patrick Jump, Adam Byrd, David Edward and more.

Acting Against Cancer is a semiprofessional nonprofit theatre company that strives to encourage the arts as an approach to pediatric cancer treatment by producing dynamic theatre in the Louisville community.

In the past, Acting Against Cancer has donated to Gilda’s Club Louisville, the hematology/oncology clinic and art therapy program of Norton Children’s Hospital, Ellie Cat’s Crew and others.

The company has performed around Louisville with past shows including Next to Normal, The Addams Family, Green Day’s American Idiot (regional premiere), The Last Five Years, Legally Blonde, Heathers the Musical, tick tick…BOOM!, The Wedding Singer, Rock of Ages (regional premiere), Carrie the Musical and Mamma Mia!. As of 2014, the company now annually produces The Rocky Horror Show every October.

In addition to the mainstage shows, Acting Against Cancer also conducts after school programs, which not only serve as creative outlets for children and an opportunity for theatre instruction but also further Acting Against Cancer’s commitment to providing art therapy – specifically drama therapy – to children affected by cancer.

More information on Acting Against Cancer’s mainstage season and after school programs is available at, where you may also make a donation of any amount.

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