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12:11 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Danville's Pioneer Playhouse Kicking Off 64th Season

Kentucky’s oldest outdoor theater will begin its 64th season this weekend. 

Pioneer Playhouse of Danville brings in actors from New York, Los Angeles and other cities to spend the summer in central Kentucky.    It's alumni include John Travolta, Lee Majors and Jim Varney. 

Managing Director Heather Henson says the theater built by her late father Col.  Eben Henson, and her mother, Charlotte, has grown a supportive audience over the years.

“People are interested in connecting in kind of a different way and kind of being nostalgic and so they’ll think, oh there’s that Pioneer Playhouse that’s been out on the edge of Danville forever.  Let’s go check it out.  And once we get one person who has never come to a theater before, they’re really hooked.  I mean they’re fascinated by live theater,” she said.  

The new season of Pioneer Playhouse begins Friday with the comedy-thriller "Deathtrap."