Kosher Lutherans comedy play to close out Pioneer Playhouse’s 2023 season

By |2023-07-17T13:10:05-04:00July 17th, 2023|

Pioneer Playhouse, Kentucky’s oldest outdoor theatre, will end its regular play season with Kosher Lutherans, a modern comedy that playwright William Missouri Downs says was inspired by one word: happiness. “Many years ago, I was looking up a name in the phone book and saw the word ‘Happiness’ and a phone number beside it,” explains [...]

Modern romantic comedy premiers July 26 at Pioneer Playhouse

By |2022-07-21T17:54:06-04:00July 19th, 2022|

Pioneer Playhouse of Danville continues its 73rd season under the stars with Cockeyed, a witty and whimsical modern-day romantic comedy by award-winning playwright, William Missouri Downs. Cockeyed, which opens July 26 and runs through August 6, tells the story of a nerdy accountant named Phil who falls hopelessly in love with his boss’s secretary, the beautiful [...]

9 things you didn’t know about Pioneer Playhouse

By |2022-06-13T18:47:27-04:00June 13th, 2022|

In 1950, Pioneer Playhouse debuted its first season at Danville’s Darnell State Hospital, now Northpoint Prison. On June 10, 2022, Kentucky’s oldest outdoor theater opens its 73rd season with “Dracula Bites,” a kooky spin on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. More than seven decades of history have been written on the page and the stage of this [...]

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