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Pioneer Playhouse to open despite devastating flood.

The saying goes "the show must go on" and one central Kentucky theatrical group is proving just that.

Last month, the Pioneer Playhouse in Danville, was not spared from the severe flooding that slammed the state.

When flood waters damaged the buildings and costumes at the Pioneer Playhouse in Danville, theater fans were concerned that they may have to cancel some shows. Thanks to some hard work and volunteers, the people in charge say opening night will happen as scheduled.

The damage was extensive.

"Wood damage, we had to replace boards, power wash two inches of mud off of the stage and a lot of our costumes got damaged," said director Robby Henson.

While actors rehearsed their lines, stagehands and volunteers helped to clean up the mess the flood left behind.

Putting the show together in two weeks is usually hectic enough, even without mother nature's interference.

"My father Eban Henson founded this place, nothing stops us. I finished a two year cancer battle, we had a flood, but I never for one second had a doubt that we wouldn't be up by opening night," said artistic director Holly Henson

The first show of the year is this Friday. Dinner starts at 7:30.

For more information visit www.pioneerplayhouse.com


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