The world premiere of Nancy Gall-Clayton's Just Taking Up Space opens at the Horse Cave Theatre as part of its "Kentucky Voices," beginning this weekend. The program's 14th world premiere runs in repertory July 10-Aug. 23 .
The play tells of a 17-year-old young man trying to escape his violent home life. When he gets into a fight with a police officer, the juvenile court judge's sentence changes his life.
Author Gall-Clayton started her career as a lawyer specializing in child advocacy. A writing instructor at Jefferson Community College in Louisville, she's also penned The Colored Door at the Train Station, Special Delivery and Downsizing.
Since 1981, Horse Cave has mounted 13 productions by Kentucky writers. The theatre's Kentucky Voices program is the only one of its kind to be involved with the development of original Kentucky plays and playwrights. A reception in honor of past Kentucky Voices playwrights will begin the opening night's festivities July 10 at 7 PM. For tickets call (502) 786-2177.
As for the company's 1998 season (running through November), plays announced include Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker, Neil Simon's Rumors, Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, Christopher Sergel's adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird, and Frederick Knott's Dial `M' For Murder. For tickets and information on Horse Cave shows call (502) 786-2177.