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Live Theater Coming to Lexington

LHS One Act Play Presentation Scheduled


Cody Church and Will Holcomb are two of the performers who will present The Voice of the Prairie on Tuesday, March 20, in Lexington. Cody Church and Will Holcomb are two of the performers who will present The Voice of the Prairie on Tuesday, March 20, in Lexington. Lexington High School Theater Department is proud to present their 2012 One Act Play, The Voice of the Prairie by John Olive, on Tuesday, March 20, at 7:00 p.m. The production will be performed at the First Baptist Church Youth Activity Center located on Burns Street off of Third Street in Lexington.

An exciting comedy/drama, The Voice of the Prairie takes audiences on a delightful journey into the past. Playgoers will witness the thrill of radio’s pioneer days as Leon Schwab, a slick-talking New Yorker (Cody Church) attempts to bring radio broadcasting to the prairies of the midwestern United States in the early 1920’s.

This very humorous character hires David Quinn (Will Holcomb), a rustic farmer from Nebraska, to tell stories of his childhood adventures with a young blind girl named Frankie (MaryBeth Ross).

As the play progresses, flashbacks intertwine David’s current life with the memories of his past. Young David Quinn (Vaughn Kassner) acts out the memory flashback sequences giving the play a magical quality.

As Quinn becomes famous on radio as the “Voice of the Prairie”, Frankie reenters his life (as Frances portrayed by Shayna Jacobs), and the FCC threatens them all for broadcasting without a license.

Tickets will be $5 for adults and $3 for students. Don’t miss this heartwarming story and a chance to support LHS Theater before their first One Act Play competition.

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