Category Archives: Woodford County Theatre

Woodford Theatre 2014-15 season

  The Woodford Theatre has announced a 2014-15 season that will open with a play written by the man whose directorial effort closed out the just-finished season. This will be the first season programmed since Trish Clark was named as … Continue reading

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‘Tuna Christmas’ actors practice what they teach

See a photo gallery from A Tuna Christmas. Jason Meenach and Greg Adams haven’t required their students to come see their door-slamming, cross-dressing turns in The Woodford Theatre’s production of A Tuna Christmas. But any of Meenach’s and Adams’ drama students … Continue reading

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Clark named Woodford Theatre director

The board of The Woodford Theatre in Versailles has removed the word interim from executive and artistic director Trish Clark’s title. The former Paul Laurence Dunbar High School drama teacher and Lexington Shakespeare Festival artistic director has taken the permanent … Continue reading

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Lexington theater veteran Trish Clark named interim director of Woodford Theatre

Trish Clark, former drama teacher at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and former artistic director of the Lexington Shakespeare Festival, has been named as the interim artistic and executive director of Woodford Theatre. Clark steps in for Steve Arnold, who … Continue reading

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Expanded view: Longtime Lexington arts leaders on the state of area arts

In my column in the 2012-13 Arts Preview section of the Sept. 9 Lexington Herald-Leader, a handful of Lexington arts leaders who have been serving 15 years or more offered their opinions on how the arts have changed in the … Continue reading

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The Woodford Theatre’s 2012-13 season

  The Woodford Theatre has announced it’s 2012-13 season, which is a significant milestone as it’s the first season selected by new artistic director Steven J. Arnold. When Arnold took the reigns of the theater last summer, following the retirement … Continue reading

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Jim & Melissa – a marriage made in theater

Jim and Melissa Wilkeson are doing something this weekend they have not done in 16 years of marriage: they’re performing opposite each other in a play. Both Wilkesons are familiar to Lexington theatergoers. Jim has played roles such as Dub … Continue reading

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Duplication of plays is a tiresome trend

When I heard that Central Kentucky was going to get a production of Tracy Letts’ 2008 Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning August: Osage County in the 2011-12 arts season, I was excited … the first time it was announced. That … Continue reading

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Woodford Theatre names Steven J. Arnold as new director

The Woodford Theatre has named Steven J. Arnold as its new executive and artistic director, succeeding its longtime leader, Beth Kirchner. For the past four years, Arnold has been executive producing director of the Church Hill Theatre in Church Hill, … Continue reading

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Stage door: Beth Kirchner

VERSAILLES — Beth Kirchner was at a get-to-know-you cookout shortly after moving to Woodford County with her husband. She mentioned to one of the guests that she had a degree in theater. “She said, ‘Oh, theater? We have a theater … Continue reading

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