The first exposure to professional theater that I remember came at Horse Cave Theatre. My dad got tickets from his work and it was so exciting to go see a real play! Later it was where I first saw Shakespeare, my seventh grade (I think it was seventh grade anyway) class went there to see Romeo & Juliet. I can still remember what the actor who played Romeo looked like and being close enough to touch the actors from my seat on the floor. In high school I saw Arsenic and Old Lace as well as A Midsummer Night’s Dream and I loved them both.
Clearly these performances left an impression on me. We were so lucky to have such a great theater asset in the region where I grew up. So I’m excited that Carmichael’s is hosting a reading with contributors to a book that came out last year called World Premieres from Horse Cave: Plays by Kentucky Writers. Although I don’t remember seeing a lot of original theater at Horse Cave I’m beyond thrilled at the idea that people in rural Southern Kentucky can see original works by Kentucky writers in a great theater.
Among the playwrights whose work will be featured are: Liz Bussey Fentress, Larry Pike, Nancy Gall-Clayton, Betty Peterson, Jim Wayne Miller, and Billy Edd Wheeler. Their work will be read by a varied group of actors and fellow writers, in what is sure to be an entertaining, theatrical evening.
Tuesday, March 9th at 7 PM
2720 Frankfort Avenue