Upcoming Shows

Kiss me Kate

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter 
Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack 

October 17, 18, 19 and 24, 25, 26 at 8:00 p.m.
October 20 and 27 at 2:30 p.m.

Kiss Me Kate combines Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew with Cole Porter's music and lyrics for an instant success with every cast and audience. Musical numbers include “Why Can't You Behave,” “So In Love Am I,” “ Wunderbar,” and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare.” Kiss Me Kate is fun, melodious, and sophisticated. The last Broadway revival in 1999 received 4 Tony Awards for Best Actor, Best Costumes, Best Director, and Best Orchestrations.

A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley

By: Israel Horovitz
Based on a novel by: Charles Dickens

December 5, 6 , 7 at 8:00 p.m.
December 8 at 2:30 p.m.
School Matinees: December 4, 5, 6 at 12:00 p.m.

Christmas TrumpeterACTC’s 20th Annual Presentation of the classic Christmas story! ACTC Theatre continues to present a special holiday classic which promises again not to disappoint. Over the past two decades ACTC players have presented this production to usher in the holiday season for Ashland audiences.

William’s Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

March 21, 22, 28 at 8:00 p.m.
March 23 and March 30 at 2:30 p.m.
School Matinees: March 21 and 28 at 11:00 a.m.

in the J. B. Sowards Theatre

In this Shakespeare classic, the Montagues and Capulets are two feuding families whose children meet and fall in love. They have to hide their love from the world because they know that their parents will not allow them to be together. Students from Boyd County High School will join ACTC students in presenting the timeless story of “star crossed lovers” on the ACTC stage.

Student production – ACTC Theatre is delighted to partner with Boyd County Public Schools in this presentation of Romeo and Juliet. Auditions will be open to BCPS and ACTC students/faculty/staff only.

New Play Festival

April 25 and 26 at 8:00 p.m.
April 27 at 2:30 p.m.
In the J. B. Sowards Theatre
Auditions: March 24 and 25 at 7:00 p.m.

The first annual ACTC Festival of One Act Plays will feature monologues and plays written by ACTC students and faculty and performed by the college acting class and other ACTC students and faculty. New and experienced writers are invited to sign up for ENG 207 Creative Writing – Playwriting (Fall 2013) taught by Jonathan Joy. Joy’s plays have been presented at numerous festivals and were produced Off-Broadway in New York City and overseas in Dubai and in France. Joy will guide students in creating monologues and short plays. The best writing from the class will be presented on the J. B. Soward’s stage in March. The class is open to students and interested community members. Contact Jonathan Joy at jonathan.joy@kctcs.edu for additional information.