Listen to the Cellphone Audio for Stop #6
Mary Margaret Villines
When you look at the lobby of the theatre today, it’s hard to imagine, but it was originally built as a tobacco barn, the only structure that the fledgling theatre could afford. As the theatre grew, we were able to convert the barn into the present structure.
The Kentucky Repertory Theatre has been more successful than anyone dreamed. USA Today listed ten great places to “see the lights way off Broadway,” and Kentucky Repertory Theatre was included. Even among those theatres, many were not equity, meaning not fully professional theatres. They usually have only a summer season, while we stage plays throughout the year. While we produce some light comedy, we also do dramatic works and classic plays. The playwright who is produced most often is Shakespeare. Our youth group does at least one performance each year, and they prefer Shakespeare over any other playwright.
Next Stop: Stop #7
– Dr. Thomas House
Stop #6 – Kentucky Repertory Theatre
Oral Histories about the
“Kentucky Repertory Theatre”
Ann Matera, City Clerk,
City of Horse Cave
“Bringing a dream to life”
“Tobacco barn lobby”
Mary Margaret Villines, Development Director,
Kentucky Repertory Theatre