The VOX Show
Directed by: Madison Plucknett ’19
An eclectic evening of performances celebrating love and identifying female. Featuring musical guests, Lexington's favorite, The Bats!
The Raid by Idris Goodwin: a Staged Reading Performance
February 19, 6:30 p.m. Get your free tickets.
Directed by: Tosha Fowler
John Brown is convinced only bloodshed will dismantle American slavery. After fighting alongside his sons in Kansas, he plots to make real his vision: To free and arm black slaves across the South. With Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman conflicted, Brown heads to Harpers Ferry. A tragedy of dissenting heroes, "The Raid" investigates the line between civic disobedience and civic duty, ultimately asking whether or not there’s such a thing as justifiable violence. The production is a partnership with the Bluegrass Community and Technical College Theater Arts Program, and there will be a talkback with the playwright after the show, which runs 80 minutes.
by Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori, Alison Bechdel
May 13 - 16, 7:30 p.m.
May 17, 2 p.m.
Directed by: Tosha Fowler
Musical Direction by: Regan MacNay
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
Picnic by William Inge
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Directed by: Marianne Phelps
Winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize and the Critics Circle Award. “Few writers have captured women in their social environments as well as William Inge.” —CurtainUp.com
The play takes place on Labor Day weekend in the joint backyards of two widows. One house belongs to Flo Owens, who lives there with her two daughters, Madge and Millie, and a schoolteacher border. The other house belongs to Helen Potts, who lives with her elderly and invalid mother. Into this female atmosphere comes a young man named Hal Carter, whose animal vitality seriously upsets the entire group.
Looking for DINNER before the show? Consider dining with Bon Appetit @ Cafe Transylvania. Chef Desmond Young would love to serve you a delicious buffet-style dinner. No reservations required. Meals are just $9 per person. Visit https://transylvania.cafebonappetit.comCafe located in the Rafskeller in the Mitchell Fine Arts Building, right beside Little Theater.