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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 needs help Saturday with flood clean up

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 … Continue reading

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Pioneer Playhouse announces 2010 season

A world premier by Danville playwright Elizabeth Orndorff highlights the Pioneer Playhouse‘s 2010 season. “The Dillinger Dilemma” is a comedy inspired by the local legend that gangster John Dillinger – who was just played on the big screen by Kentucky … Continue reading

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Got ‘True Grit’?

Are you a 12- to 16-year-old girl? Are you tough and strong? Do you tell it like it is? Do you want to work with Oscar-winning film directors? If you just said yes four times, you’ll want to get out … Continue reading

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Ephraim McDowell story all in the Henson family

Dad had already done this. Holly Henson grew up being in productions of The Ephraim McDowell Story. Her father, Eben Henson, founder and longtime artistic director of Pioneer Playhouse, had written the play to dramatize the story of one of … Continue reading

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Pioneer Playhouse announces 2009 season

Danville’s Pioneer Playhouse has announced its 60th season, highlighted by a return — of sorts — of a Playhouse original and a few special events. This is not only the 60th season of Pioneer Playhouse. It is also the 200th … Continue reading

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