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“the only pure verbal opera in English.”

Oscar Wilde’s brilliantly clever comedic masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest, was once called by critic W.H. Auden, “the only pure verbal opera in English.” Earnest tells the story of two young gentlemen in London, who each live a double-life, creating elaborate deceptions to find some balance in their lives.  Oscar Wilde’s brilliant comedy captures audiences with both wit and charm while capturing the struggle of four passionate lovers trying to conform to expectations.

March 8 7:00pm
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March 10 2:00pm

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The Bluegrass Players Present an Oscar Wilde Classic

Oscar Wilde’s brilliantly clever comedic masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest, was once called by critic W.H. Auden, “the only pure verbal opera in English.” Earnest tells the story of two young gentlemen in London, who each live a double-life, creating elaborate deceptions to find some balance in their lives.  Oscar Wilde’s brilliant comedy captures audiences with both wit and charm while capturing the struggle of four passionate lovers trying to conform to expectations.

March 8 7:00pm
March  9 7:00pm
March 10 2:00pm

Tickets on Sale Now

 

We’re in the heart of Daniel Boone country

Jadon Gibson

Daniel Boone contributed a great deal to Kentucky’s early development while becoming an American hero more than 200 years ago. He became a very prominent American at a comparatively young age although he was not aware of it. Boone always remained a simple, quiet, trustful, generous and unsophisticated person.

Many highways, parks, schools, streams, counties, towns and individuals have been named after him. His likeness has been the subject of many paintings and statues. The statue on the Eastern Kentucky University campus in Richmond, is perhaps the best. An exact duplicate of the statue rests in Cherokee Park in Louisville, KY. Continue reading We’re in the heart of Daniel Boone country

Pioneer story with unhappy ending

Jadon Gibson

The family of Samuel Davies resided in what is now Lincoln County, Kentucky in 1782. An Indian attacked him by surprise while he was working in the field. He got the better of the encounter and then raced to his cabin to make sure all was well.

As he neared the family dwelling something led him to be cautious. He concealed himself in a nearby field and soon learned that his wife and kids were in danger. There were several Indians in and around the cabin. Davies knew he couldn’t control the situation so he ran five miles to the station of his brother, James Davies, for help. One of the Indians who was somewhat older noticed him and gave chase but Davies had the greater incentive. The Indian stopped and returned to tell his fellow tribesmen. Continue reading Pioneer story with unhappy ending