is the grass any bluer...

is the grass any bluer...
on the other side?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Grapes of Wrath

"The dawn came, but no day. In the morning the dust hung like fog. Men stood by their fences and looked at the ruined corn, drying fast now, only a little green showing through the film of dust. And the women came out of the houses to stand beside their men to feel whether this time the men would break. The women studied the
men’s faces secretly.
For the corn could go, as long as something else remained." The Grapes of Wrath

by Kim Thomas

Anyone familiar with Lexington theatre knows Tim X. Davis. It's hard to forget the characters he played over the years -- I first saw him as a musketeer at the Arboretum, then he portrayed a convincingly creepy cop in Lobby Hero at Actors Guild. Today, although he still loves to act, Davis is becoming more well-known as one of the best directors the Bluegrass has to offer. In fact, one would be hard put to find anyone who has not enjoyed working with Davis, and so it's only fitting that he has gathered a wonderful cast and crew for the new dramatic presentation shared by two great institutions.

For the first time in history, the UK Department of Theatre is teaming up with Bluegrass Community and Technical College Theatre to collaborate on this epic American classic. BCTC’s own Professor Davis is directing this production with a cast of actors that includes BCTC students, faculty and staff, and UK students. Natalie Cummins has taken on the task of stage direction, and with Natalie's eye for detail the production quality is ensured to be high. Since it runs through March 1, there's plenty of time to take in this portrayal of Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winner, John Steinbeck’s classic novel. Watch the story of the Joad family unfold, as the The Grapes of Wrath comes to life on stage in the Tony Award winning adaptation originated by the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

The production will be at the Guignol Theatre and Fine Arts Building beginning on February 19th, and continuing through March 1.

Show times and dates: February 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, & 28 at 7:30 pm and March 1 at 2:00 pm
Tickets: 859-257-4929

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