Photo courtesy of Larry Epling
Nestled in the scenic town of Elkhorn City, KY, is a theatre that has won more awards than any other community theatre in the state, The Artists Collaborative Theatre. Drawing from Pike County’s pool of exceptional talent, Artists Collaborative Theatre has captured the hearts and tickled the funny bones of thousands of visitors over the past decade. With a diverse range of genres, from comedies to musicals and drama, every production is of the highest quality and features something for everyone to enjoy.
Artists Collaborative Theatre captured top awards in 4 out of 6 categories in the 2011 Kentucky Theatre Association’s Community Theatre Competition. The theatre won awards for Best Director (Cody Anderson and Jason Justice); Best Ensemble (the entire 25-member group); and Best Tech Team (Zack Chaney, Emily Cash, Emily Chaney, Keeli Collins and Kaitlyn Howell).
Being no stranger to success, Artists Collaborative Theatre has won various competitions in the past, such as 2010 “Best Supporting Actress” (Sarah Ellen Norman Vazquez, Honky Tonk Angels), “The Show Must Go On Award” and “1st Runner Up” (Honky Tonk Angels). The theatre achieves these accolades due to the hard work of program director Stephanie Richards and her highly talented staff, who work tirelessly to perfect their art and spread cultural exposure to the visitors and community.
Artists Collaborative Theatre is a non-profit organization that seeks “to enrich the quality of life of Pike County citizens and strengthen our communities through the coordination, education, and development of the arts.”
Artists Collaborative Theatre will be producing several exciting shows throughout 2012. The theatre is currently showing the wildly successful “Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular,” which “continues the comic escapades of three good ole country gals as they re-unite for a Christmas show like none other at “The Hillbilly Heaven Club” in Nashville.” Shows are scheduled through December 18th. Announced for February and March is a drama that will have your talking for months, “Twelve Angry Men.”
“A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts.” “Twelve Angry Men” will be showing from February 23rd to March 18th. Other shows will be announced as the year progresses. Shows scheduled for Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with doors opening at 7:00 p.m. and shows beginning at 7:30 p.m. There will also be Sunday matinees, with doors opening at 2:30 p.m., and shows beginning at 3:00 p.m.