Ragged Edge Theater sets new season

August 24, 2003

HARRODSBURG - Ragged Edge Community Theater's 20th season kicks off mid-September with Jesse Stuart's "The Thread That Runs So True." The play tells the story of young Jesse Stuart, who taught about the importance of education in Lonesome Valley. The drama is considered one of Kentucky's treasures. Production dates are Sept. 12-13, and 19-21.

Next up at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 will be "Celebrating 20 Years on the Edge" at Anderson Circle Show Barn. This event will be a celebration of the theater's 20th anniversary, with entertainment and scenes from past productions.

Offbeat musical "Nunsense," by Walton Jones, is set for November 14-16 and 21-23. It's the story of a hilarious talent show staged by the five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken Nunnery. This popular musical also is celebrating its 20th anniverary in 2003. Audition dates are 2-5 p.m. Aug. 24 and 7-10 p.m. Aug. 25.

In January, the Harrodian Arts Series will present Normandi Ellis speaking on "The Quick and the Dead, Sorrowful Mysteries: Stories from Central Kentucky." The presentation is at 3 p.m. and is free.


Later in the month, is the return of "A Mid-Winter Madrigal Feaste." The event features pageantry, drama, dancing, music, period costumes and a meal fit for a king. Production dates are Jan. 23 and 24; audition dates are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 6 and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 8.

February brings by Ivan Menchell "The Cemetery Club," set for performances Feb. 20-21 and 27-29. In the comedy, three widows meet once a month to pay tribute to the past. Inner feelings are revealed and show that whilst life must move on, true friendship remains constant. Audition dates are 3-5 p.m. Dec. 14 and 7-9 p.m. Dec. 15.

Chautauqua artist David Hurt, who portrays Grandpa Jones, performs as part of the Harrodian Arts Series 3 p.m. March 28. The event is free.

The big spring musical this year at RECT is "Guys and Dolls," by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling, with music by Frnak Loesser. Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, this romantic musical comedy is about an upright and uptight "mission doll" who is out to reform the evildoers of Times Square.Production dates are May 14-16 and 21-23. Auditions will be held in early April.

Summertime brings the annual "Summer Stage" in June. The workshop is for children and youth ages 7 to 14, and will focus on the basics of stage performance and having a good time.

Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors 60 and older, and $7 for children 12 and older. For more information, call the theater at (859) 734-2389.

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