TheatreFest! to Provide Region with Summer Theater
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 [9:38 PM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- A new regional summer
theater program will debut this June at Lindsey Wilson
Under the direction of theater veteran Robert Brock, the inaugural season of
TheatreFest! will feature three dramatic productions -- Robin
Wedding, a one-man production ofMark Twainand a 75th-anniversary celebration of
The shows will be performed at Lindsey Wilson College's V.P. Henry
Auditorium, and the casts will include LWC students and members
from surrounding communities, Brock said.
"TheatreFest! strives to challenge and entertain audiences through
the production of the best from dramatic literature -- both old and
new -- and also engage the communities of Southcentral Kentucky as
audience members and participants in quality productions and
educational programming," said Brock, who is a Lindsey Wilson
assistant professor of theater.
Brock joined the LWC faculty as an assistant professor
more than two years ago after a distinguished professional career
in regional theater.
In addition to teaching theater classes at LWC, Brock also directs
several plays each school year. His LWC resume includesGodspell,The Long
Christmas Dinner,Don't Dress
TheatreFest! will be supported financially by the college, and LWC
students from the college's burgeoning theater program will help staff
Brock said a big reason TheatreFest! is possible is because of a
recent $200,000 renovation to the college's V.P. Henry Auditorium,
which is more than 80 years old. The 350-seat theater received a
new stage, a new sound and light system, and new
"It's one of the more impressive renovations I've seen," said
Brock, who has more than 30 years in professional theater. "After
the space was renovated, I realized it would be an excellent home
to a summer regional theater program. That will give our students
another opportunity to build their resumes, and it will also offer
the region another summer activity."
Brock added that TheatreFest! should also appeal to the thousands
of tourists who visit Southcentral Kentucky's lakes and state parks
The schedule for the inaugural TheatreFest! season
* Perfect Wedding, by Robin Hawdon -- June
21-22, 27-29 (All performances will be at 7 p.m. CT.) *Our Town, by Thornton
Wilder -- July 12-13, 18-20 (All performances will be at 7 p.m.
CT.) *Mark Twain, performed
by Robert Brock -- June 30, July 7, 14, 21 (All performances will
be at 7 p.m. CT.)
All three productions will be at V.P. Henry
Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson St.For more
information about TheatreFest!, contact Brock at brockr@
lindsey.edu or (270) 590-4803.