Daughter Seeks Cure for Her Father's Illness in Honey Harvest, 18th World Premiere by KY Rep

News   Daughter Seeks Cure for Her Father's Illness in Honey Harvest, 18th World Premiere by KY Rep Kentucky Repertory Theatre at Horse Cave, formerly known as Horse Cave Theatre, opens the world premiere production of Liz Bussey Fentress' The Honey Harvest Aug. 6.

The drama, about a caregiver daughter who hopes for a miracle for her ailing father, continues to Sept. 4, in rotating repertory with Steel Magnolias, Rounding Third and Barefoot in the Park..

"Melissa needs a miracle," according to the production notes. "She is the sole caregiver for her father, who suffers from depression. She becomes a beekeeper, believing if she can harvest a wondrous crop of honey, then possibly she can save him."

The new play about "family, responsibility and faith" is the 18th world premiere produced through the Kentucky Voices Series. Included in the cast are Anne Leachman (Mel), Ross Brooks (P.J.), Terry E. Snead (Pop) and Fred Willecke (Ed Shoola). Guest artist David Young directs.

For more information and reservations please call Kentucky Repertory Theatre's box office at (800) 342-2177 or (270) 786-2177.

* Liz Bussey Fentress is a playwright and actor who makes her home in Louisville. The Honey Harvest is her second play to premiere in Horse Cave, following Liz's Circus Story in 2001. Earlier this year, Liz's Circus Story, a one-actor, autobiographical play, which Fentress also performs, aired on Kentucky Educational Television.

She served as Horse Cave Theatre's associate producer from 1991-1998, directing and acting in dozens of productions. She began her theatre career at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. Later, she moved to New York were she was a founding member of the Irondale Ensemble Project.

Prior to her tenure in Horse Cave, Fentress was the executive director of the Playhouse in the Park in Murray, KY.