WEG: A Kentucky Experience

Actors Adam Luckey and Ryan Case of the kentucky History Center Museum performed Jack and the Robbers at the Kentucky Experience Stage on Oct. 4, 2010. Photos by Rich Copley | LexGo.com

Actors Adam Luckey and Ryan Case of the kentucky History Center Museum performed "Jack and the Robbers" at the Kentucky Experience Stage on Oct. 4, 2010. Photos by Rich Copley | LexGo.com

I went out to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Monday to help man the Herald-Leader table in the trade pavilion. But a Facebook note from Adam Luckey kept me around for a while.

Adam Luckey as Franklin R. Sousley in Look for My Picture.

Adam Luckey as Franklin R. Sousley in "Look for My Picture."

Adam and Ryan Case had a 3 p.m. performance on the stage in the Kentucky Experience Pavilion. Their performance was presented by the Kentucky History Museum Theatre, and they delivered two distinct short shows. “Look for My Picture” is the History Center’s play about Franklin Sousley, the Kentucky native who participated in raising the United States Flag at Iwo Jima in World War II. Luckey emodied the excitable 19 year old, at one moment asking his girl to wait for him and the next making history. The next play was Jack and the Robbers, a little bit of mountain stortelling with music and group participation.

On what looked like maybe a slow day at the Games, Adam and Ryan drew about two dozen people. The Kentucky Experience stage, presented by the Kentucky Arts Council, has been a little controversial because of coal advertising at the stage. But it works as a nice chance for Kentucky artists like Ryan and Adam, and musician Jim Olive, who was was slated to play later, to show their talents to a wider audience.

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