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The Adventures of Molly Whuppie

August 21st, 2014 - August 29th, 2014

The Adventures of Molly Whuppie

The Adventures of Molly Whuppie is a delightful, funny, musical production combining traditional Appalachian folktales with contemporary sensibility. Molly Whuppie, who is clever, brave and strong, encounters witches, giants, an ogre, and all manner of conundrums yet manages to outwit them all with a potent combination of nerve, trickery, and just plain luck. Also appearing in the story are Molly's sisters Polly and Betts, a couple of cow eating Giants, an Ogre, a Witch, and the Queen! Rated G for GREAT Fun! Cast: Kayli Gizel, Amanda Nifong, Emily Dixon, Gabe Johnson Director: Megan Burnett

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FEUD Part I - The Story of Johnse Hatfield and Roseanna McCoy

August 21st, 2014 - September 19th, 2014

FEUD Part I - The Story of Johnse Hatfield and Roseanna McCoy

The feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys has become a modern symbol of the perils of family honor, justice, and vengeance. FEUD Part 1 explores the forbidden love story between Johnse Hatfield and Roseanna McCoy. Set in 1881 in Pike County, KY, Johnse, Roseanna, and Paris McCoy have one fateful night to tell their stories. Truths are revealed, history is set in motion, and the legend begins. Audience rating: PG Cast: Robert Daniels, Mary Hussey, John Robertson Director: Kimberly Hover Willard

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FEUD 2: Firebrand The Untold Story of Tolbert McCoy

August 28th, 2014 - September 20th, 2014

FEUD 2: Firebrand The Untold Story of Tolbert McCoy

When a public argument between the Hatfields and McCoys turns bloody, the hot headed Tolbert McCoy runs away to escape certain death. An unlikely encounter with an eccentric inventor from New York and his domineering wife forces Tolbert to confront the demons of his past and prepare for what awaits him in the future. Don't miss the premiere of Feud Part 2: Firebrand. Audience rating: PG Cast: Robert Daniels, Mary Hussey, John Robertson Director: Kimberly Hover Willard

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James and The Giant Peach - Footlights Youth Theatre

September 25th, 2014 - October 4th, 2014

James and The Giant Peach - Footlights Youth Theatre

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion which launches a journey of enormous proportions. James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach among human-sized insects with over sized personalities. After the peach falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean the group faces hunger, sharks, and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James' quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together. JWT's Footlights Theatre presents this much-loved story by Roald Dahl. Audience rating: G Directed by: Kimberly Hover Willard

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Sleep in Safety - The Death of Octavia Hatcher

October 9th, 2014 - November 1st, 2014

Sleep in Safety - The Death of Octavia Hatcher

Since the early part of the 20th century Octavia Hatcher’s monument has watched over the city of Pikeville. Octavia’s brief marriage to prominent Pikeville businessman James Hatcher ended suddenly when she suffered an unknown illness that resulted in her being declared dead. It was an unseasonably hot spring, which called for a quick burial. But was she buried too soon? This chilling account may explain why many say her spirit walks the graveyard to this day. Directed by Raymond Zilberberg. AUDIENCE ADVISORY Rated PG

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Footlights Theatre

November 5th, 2014 - November 14th, 2014

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Footlights Theatre

Footlights Theatre presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever for the holiday season. In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids- probably the most inventively awful kids in history. Don't miss the fun, as the kids put everyone's patience and good will to the test. Audience rating: G Directed by Kimberly Hover Willard

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White Christmas

November 20th, 2014 - December 21st, 2014

White Christmas

Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, two iconic song-and-dance men, follow a sister act to Vermont only to discover that the nearly-bankrupt lodge they were to perform at is owned by their former commanding general. The heartwarming musical adaption features seventeen of Irving Berlin's songs including; Blue Skies, I Love a Piano, How Deep is the Ocean, and the perennial favorite White Christmas. JWT's presentation of White Christmas is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays with the whole family. Audience rating: PG Directed by Brian Swasey

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JWT is a non-profit organization and receives funding from individuals, corporations, Prestonsburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Pikeville, the Kentucky Arts Council, and the Kentucky Department of Travel. The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports Jenny Wiley Theatre with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.