Category Archives: Pioneer Playhouse

Pioneer Playhouse spruces up

DANVILLE — I came down to see Pioneer Playhouse‘s Turtleman-meets-Shakespeare play — seriously, this is a thing we’ll have more on later this week — when something else caught my eye. The actual Playhouse. Gone is the plain green wall … Continue reading

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Pioneer Playhouse presents memorial comedy benefit to honor late director

Holly Henson was known in Central Kentucky as the artistic director of the Pioneer Playhouse, but she was also an active and accomplished comedian. The Playhouse will present a comedy benefit starring Jim Wiggins and Bob Batch in Henson’s honor at 8 … Continue reading

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VIDEO: High Strangeness at Pioneer Playhouse

Pioneer Playhouse presents Elizabeth Orndorff’s High Strangeness a play inspired by the alleged alien abduction of three women on U.S. 78 between Stanford and Hustonville, Ky., in 1976. In this scene from the show, which opens tonight (July 24) and … Continue reading

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Show goes on, as it must, at Pioneer Playhouse

Click here for a photo gallery from opening night at the Pioneer Playhouse. DANVILLE — The sun was setting as the lights came up on opening night for the 2012 season at Pioneer Playhouse. Patrons in line at the box … Continue reading

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Obituary: Pioneer Playhouse director Holly Henson, 1960-2012

Holly Henson, who grew up at her father’s Pioneer Playhouse in Danville and eventually succeeded him as director of the historic theater, died Sunday after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 51. Henson began performing on the 62-year-old … Continue reading

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Pioneer Playhouse 2012 season

Just days after making its debut on Animal Planet’s Call of the Wildman, Pioneer Playhouse announced its 2012 season, which will include a otherworldly Kentucky history play, a return to Tuna, Texas, and a season-ending performance by one of the … Continue reading

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Pioneer Playhouse’s WWII play puts Henson family history on stage

Click here for a photo gallery from That Madcap Moon. DANVILLE — The Henson family has been providing Danville with drama for more than 60 years as the proprietors of the Pioneer Playhouse. And the family itself has always been … Continue reading

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