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SummerFest honors Joe Ferrell with first lifetime achievement award in outdoor theater

Longtime Lexington director Joe Ferrell was honored with the inaugural SummerFest lifetime achievement award before Friday night’s performance of Twelfth Night. The newly established award was created to honor, “an individual who has contributed to the production of quality outdoor theatre … Continue reading

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Review: SummerFest’s A Streetcar Named Desire

Read and see more: Feature: When Evan met Ellie Notebook: Comparing Streetcars Gallery: A Streetcar Named Desire Video: Scene from Streetcar Rain and lightning finally cleared away enough Friday night for SummerFest to open its production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named … 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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A dastardly lineup for SummerFest 2011

SummerFest has announced a villainous lineup for July at the Arboretum. The annual outdoor theater event will open with William Shakespeare’s Richard III directed by Sidney Shaw, July 6-10. The next production gets into more literal monsters with SummerFest artistic … Continue reading

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School adding to Lexington’s theater district

West Short Street is on the verge of becoming a veritable Lexington theater district. Already it is home to the active Lexington Opera House and Lexington Children’s Theatre. Come next fall, it will have a new 250-seat venue, in a … Continue reading

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Rent Notebook: Tune up #1

The workshop participants are singing “Will I lose my dignity?” the chorus from “Rent” in which members of an HIV support group wonder what lies ahead for them. “What does making contact mean?” director Tracey Bonner asks the participants in the workshop, … Continue reading

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SummerFest organizers eye the other three seasons

Patricia Clark started noticing it a few years ago at Kentucky Theatre Association meetings and other theater gatherings. Instructors and directors would come up to her and talk about students that had gone through the Kentucky Classical Theatre Conservatory and … Continue reading

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First Look: SummerFest’s Henry IV, Part 1

Lexington’s annual theatrical rite of summer in the Arboretum kicks off this week with SummerFest’s production of William Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, directed by Joe Ferrell. Here’s a look at Act 1.

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SummerFest cast lists

So, who are we going to see onstage at the Abrboretum when SummerFest kicks off July 8? Which usual suspects will be on stage, and who are some of the new talents we can look forward to getting to know? … Continue reading

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KCTC SummerFest’s 2009 lineup

Kentucky Classical Theatre Conservatory’s Summerfest, held annually at the Arboretum across from Commonwealth Stadium, has unveiled its lineup of three plays, none of which have been presented in the Arboretum in the past decade. They are: Henry IV, Part 1, … Continue reading

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