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Electronic Field Trip to Horse Cave Theatre


Tucked away in a small town in southcentral Kentucky’s cave country is a remarkable regional theater company: Horse Cave Theatre, which has been bringing both stage classics and original dramas to audiences from throughout the region since 1977. This KET video field trip goes behind the scenes to explore what it takes to mount a theatrical production and to meet the people whose professionalism and dedication to both theater and education make Horse Cave a vibrant part of its community. The 2001 KET production was shot during a 25th-anniversary restaging of George Bernard Shaw’s Candida, the play with which Horse Cave Theatre began its first season. The program includes excerpts from rehearsals of that production, as well as a segment from Liz’s Circus Story, a play by Kentuckian Liz Fentress.

Suggested Uses:

  • Use in sections to introduce elements of production and performance.
  • Introduce theater careers.
  • Analyze how theater is a collaborative process.

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