The journal of a Kentucky culture vulture
In Bill Estep’s story about flood cleanup this morning, you may have noticed this item:
In Danville, the Pioneer Playhouse was working to clean up after its backstage area was submerged, according to the Danville Advocate-Messenger. The playhouse’s season is slated to open June 11. A recording at the playhouse said a volunteer cleanup day is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
The theater’s director, Holly Henson, sent along a note with a little more detail last night:
Backstage is a mess, with the costume shop the hardest hit–with TONS of heavy, dirty, starting-to-mildew costumes…we’re getting humidfiers in there tomorrow, and we’ve got big fans. The city helped channel the water out, but it stood there for almost 3 days…
It’s not going to delay our opening–but it really is a challenge. We are very short staffed this time of year. So we’ve put out the cry for help … this is beyond our skeleton crew of one 80-year old, one person coming off 10 months of chemo, one handyman with a bad back and a grounds manager in a wheelchair.
The direct playhouse office line: 859-236-0921
About Rich Copley & Copious Notes
Raised by opera-loving parents in a rock ’n’ roll world, Rich Copley has parlayed his broad interests into his career writing about arts and entertainment. Since 1998, he has covered performing arts, film and faith-based popular culture for the Lexington Herald-Leader, the daily newspaper in Lexington, Ky. MORE | E-mail Rich