Kentucky Historical Society
KHS, Balagula Theatre to Celebrate Literature, History and Theatre
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2011)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and The Balagula Theatre company are joining forces to celebrate literature, history and theatre with a special showing of “The Woman in Black” at 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 17 at Natasha’s Bistro in Lexington.
A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation. In addition, Natasha’s Bistro will support the organization by donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of food and beverages on Jan. 17.
The Balagula Theatre’s production of “The Woman in Black” is adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt from the novel by Susan Hill. The novel, released in 1983, is a fictitious tale about a menacing spectre that haunts a small English town. It was made into a TV movie in 1989.
In this stage adaptation, Arthur Kipps, performed by KHS Museum Theatre Specialist Adam Luckey, enlists the help of an actor to help him tell the story of the “Woman in Black,” which he hopes will help him exorcise his ghosts. The role of Actor is performed by Ryan Case, The Balagula Theatre’s artistic/managing co-director. This two-man show relies on imaginative storytelling, actors’ versatility and subtle flourishes of technology to celebrate the relationship among literature, historic storytelling and theatre.
The Kentucky Historical Society Foundation is nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to supporting the work of KHS. The Foundation supports quality programming, scholarly research, special events, library services and permanent and temporary exhibitions based on important topics in Kentucky History. While the state of Kentucky provides general fund support for KHS facilities, operations and staffing, the Foundation raises private contributions to collect, preserve and present the rich and varied parts of Kentucky’s unique story.
Tickets for the performance are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Dinner seating is from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. Theatre seating begins at 7:45, and the performance begins at 8 p.m. To purchase tickets or to find out more information about the performance, call 859-259-2754 or visit www.beetnik.com. To find out more about the Kentucky Historical Society, visit www.history.ky.gov.