Kentucky’s oldest high school theatre group,The Rose Curtain Players, are making history on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at the OHS auditorium. The Rose Curtain Players are performing The Hope and Heartache Diner full length for the first time in the play’s life.
“It’s an absolute honor to be selected to debut a play. My hope is that the playwright sees the perfect representation of what she pictured when she wrote the play,” said Hayden Elliott, OHS student.
The Rose Curtain Players will get that answer on Thursday, as Canadian Playwright Lindsay Price will be in attendance for the world premiere.
“It’s one thing to do a world premiere. It’s another to have the playwright sitting in the audience watching her words on a page become a story on a stage,” said Carolyn Greer, OHS theatre director.
Greer says The Hope and Heartache Diner is a production that will make you laugh, cry and give you a craving for home fries. Several generations of the Brown family have called Duke’s Diner home. The family business has been home to not only the Browns but to a menagerie of interesting characters over the generations. Their stories create a tapestry of life in the diner and becomes the backdrop of Felix’s story.
Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults. If you can’t catch the premiere on Thursday, you can see the play on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. or Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. All performances are at the OHS auditorium.