COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College will celebrate
the official start of summer with the inaugural season of TheatreFest!
The new regional summer drama program will begin
with a performance of Robin Hawdon's farcicalPerfect Weddingon June 21, the day of
the summer solstice. The inaugural season of TheatreFest! will also
include a 75th-anniversary celebration of Thornton
Wilder's belovedOur Townand a one-man performance of Mark Twain by Robert Brock.
"We're excited about expanding Southcentral
Kentucky's cultural offerings during the summer," said Brock, a
stage veteran who is an LWC assistant professor of theater and
TheatreFest! producer. "All three productions will provide an
enjoyable theater experience for all members of the
All productions will be in V.P. Henry Auditorium,
210 Lindsey Wilson St., which is on the Lindsey Wilson A.P. White
Campus. The 350-seat theater recently received a $200,000
renovation, which Brock said "makes it an ideal house for summer
The casts forPerfect
WeddingandOur Townwill feature Lindsey Wilson theater students, LWC faculty and
staff, and members of the community.
"The two plays will be true community productions,"
Brock said. "Part of our vision for TheatreFest! is to produce
shows that utilize the talents of our students, faculty, staff as
well as area residents from Columbia and other nearby cities. One
thing people will discover when they attend a performance is that
there is a lot of talent in Southcentral Kentucky."
Brock has given several one-man performances of
Mark Twain, the American humorist with ancestral ties to Columbia.
Twain's mother, Jane Lampton Clemens, was born in 1803 in Adair
County, and the Adair County High School marching band's annual
festival is named in his honor.
"No matter your age, background or interest, the
wit and wisdom of Mark Twain resonates with you," Brock
Perfect Weddingopens this summer season with 7 p.m CT performances June
Townwill be performed at 7 p.m. CT July
12-13 and July 18-20. Mark Twain will be
performed 7 p.m. CT June 30, July 7, July 14 and July
For ticket information about TheatreFest!,
contact Robert Brock at firstname.lastname@example.org, (270) 384-7382 or (270)
590-4803, or click here.