Gil Thurman as Burl Sanders and Evan Sullivan as the Rev. Mervin Oglethorpe in Smoke on the Mountain. Photo by Rich Copley | LexGo. Below: Ed Desiato in the 1950s.
Two hit plays from this summer are getting second runs on alternate stages.
■ Ed Desiato’s performance as John Barrymore packed Natasha’s Bistro in June. At 8 p.m. Aug. 21, he’ll give another performance of Barrymore at The Kentucky Theatre’s State Theatre. The show, by William Luce, portrays the stage and screen icon reminiscing at the end of his career. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 students and seniors. Call (859) 231-7924.
■ Smoke on the Mountain, the debut production of the Lexington Stage Company, played to sold-out crowds for most of its July run at Studio Players’ Carriage House Theatre. The gospel musical set in a rural North Carolina Church in the 1930s moves to Danville for four performances at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Oct. 3, 3 and 8 p.m. Oct. 4 and 3 p.m. Oct. 5. Tickets are $30 each and available by calling 1-877-448-7469 or visiting the Norton Center website.