Tag Archives: University of Kentucky Theatre

Vic Chaney couldn’t resist the chance to direct August: Osage County at UK

Vic Chaney says he was joking when he sent the email. University of Kentucky Theatre had announced a 2011-12 season, and he saw that it had Tracy Letts’ Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County on it. Chaney … Continue reading

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Erin Chandler headlines UK’s August: Osage County cast

Erin Chandler, granddaughter of two-time Kentucky Governor Albert B. Chandler and cousin of U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler (D-Ky.), is playing Violet Weston in the University of Kentucky Theatre’s production of Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County. Chandler is currently finishing up a … Continue reading

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KCT/SummerFest and UK Theatre announce 2012-13 lineups

Kentucky Conservatory Theatre/SummerFest and the University of Kentucky Theatre both announced lineups for next season, today. For  KCT/SummerFest it is the first time announcing a year-long lineup. The SummerFest lineup also boasts the first local production of Legally Blonde – The … Continue reading

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College theaters end year with non-holiday fare

If you are looking for area entertainment offerings this time of year that do not come with Jingle Bells and declarations of “God Bless us, Everyone,” some area college theaters might have what you’re looking for. The University of Kentucky … 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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Summer Theaters going year-round

Two of Kentucky’s longstanding summer theaters have announced plans to expand their offerings around the calendar. In Lexington, SummerFest will produce its first indoor, school-year show with a production of Tracy Letts’ Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning August: Osage … Continue reading

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Dance program poised to be revived at UK

Susie Thiel stands with her hands on her knees, ­taking a breather after leading 50 ­students through some ancient social dances in her introduction to dance class. “When you can join hands with a stranger and move together in dance, … Continue reading

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Earthquakes, hurricanes and UK Theatre

Students in the University of Kentucky’s Theater Department were treated to a lot of New York experiences while they were there late this month to present their oral history play, Civilian, at the New York International Fringe Festival. They rode … Continue reading

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UK Theatre war vets’ play going to New York fest

Ian Abney (Michael Fischer) tells an interviewer (Tanner Gray) about life while serving in Iraq in a November 2010 production of “Bringing it Home: Voices of Student Veterans.” The play, renamed “Civilian,” is headed to the New York City Fringe … Continue reading

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Slide show: UK Theatre’s Gorey Stories

The University of Kentucky Theatre opens its new production of Stephen Currens and David Aldrich’s Gorey Stories, which premiered at UK in the mid-1970s and went all the way to Broadway. Enjoy Angela Baldridge’s photos from the production, above, and … Continue reading

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