Credit William McCann Jr. for his commentary, “To be a ‘city of literature,’ don’t forget playwrights.” Opening night of “3 From the Bluegrass: A Night of One-Acts by Kentucky Playwrights” sold out to fans of new plays.
True to the Bluegrass Community and Technical College tradition, the cast included current and former students and members of the community. Their enthusiasm carried over to one of the most supportive audiences in Lexington. George McGee’s laugh-out-loud play “The Auction” is a farce in which a husband discovers that he has won a lighthouse on an auction website, which he tries to explain to his wife.
In Jim Inman’s “A Couple of Turns around the Block,” two characters slowly reveal more truths about themselves than they intend. In its premier performance, Bo List’s “I Left My Heart in Kissimmee,” set at an art exhibition, unfolds a quartet of hidden betrayals.
During the talkback in Stagebox Theatre, audience members shared their admiration of the comic timing, realistic acting and ability of playwrights to include assigned props, such as a pineapple. The production marks the end of BCTC’s 10-year anniversary season. Be on the lookout for its upcoming production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”