The George Rogers Clark Fine Arts Cohort & International Thespian Society proudly present GRC’s first fully-produced play in seven years, Digging Up the Boys, presented on October 17, 2019.
Prior to the performance, the Cohort will host an art show featuring Bob Howard, an Appalachian Realist painter, educator, and former coal miner from Harlan County. The gallery and reception will start at 5:30, with the performance directly afterward at 6:30.
The following is a summary of the play:
In a poverty-stricken community, three men work an old mine to keep food on their families’ tables. When disaster strikes, their womenfolk above are left with no answers from the company foreman, who has his own dark agenda. Those below and those above must deal with the emotions that rise as they realize time is running out, hoping desperately for a miracle that will change all of their fates, before it’s too late.
The play is loosely rated PG due to difficult themes and a mildly frightening scene. Tickets are $10/adults and $5/students and are available at grcmusic.ludus.com or at the door. Staff with their CCPS ID are free. For more information, please call GRC at 744-6111.
Additionally, the students will be taking this piece to their first ever theatre competition, the Kentucky Thespians Festival, on October 18-19 in Owensboro and will follow up with a performance at the regional competition for the Kentucky Theatre Association on November 2 at Frederick Douglass High School.
The GRC Fine Arts Cohort & International Thespian Society -- as well as all of Clark County Public Schools -- thank everyone for their commitment to supporting arts events at GRC!