WUKY radio program “Last Minute Gifts” will feature holiday stories, from Kentucky writers


LEXINGTON, Ky. (December 16, 2021) A local theater company and University of Kentucky the public radio station gives the Commonwealth a ‘last minute’ holiday giveaway.

Now you can get into the spirit of the season by listening to some of Kentucky’s favorite voices.

AthensWest Theater Company is in partnership with WUKY for special production, “Last minute gifts” – a collection of original holiday stories told by five eminent writers. The program will feature Silas House, Bo List, Vivian Snipes, Frank X Walker and Caitlin Waltermire.

There are two opportunities to listen. All you need to do is tune into 91.3 at 8 p.m. on Monday, December 20 and at 6 p.m. on Christmas Day (Saturday) on December 25.

According to the program’s description, “Last Minute Giveaways” hopes to bring the community together and show the many ways our similarities outweigh our differences.

“I grew up in a house without a television, so the radio drama made a strong impression on my young life as a pre-artist”, Walker, UK MFA program director Faculty of Arts and Sciences, noted. “I think the Five Amazing Stories listeners experience will be very different, but faithfully reflect the diversity of beliefs and experiences that we say we enjoy and respect, especially during the holidays.”

Earlier this year, AthensWest and WUKY teamed up on the original radio play, “Limestone: 1833” – the story of an unlikely friendship between William “King” Solomon, the town drunkard, and “Aunt” Charlotte. , the former enslaved pie seller.

As AthensWest prepares for an in-person return to the theater, they wish to thank everyone who has supported the arts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

“WUKY has been a great partner in ensuring that all audiences can enjoy theater in the safety and well-being of their homes, and the playwrights we have brought together to tell new stories represent some of the most exciting voices and Kentucky drama, ”said Bo List, artistic director of AthensWest. “This is a ‘last minute gift’ for our audience and for anyone who enjoys theater and public radio.”

“WUKY is delighted to partner again with AthensWest on another exciting radio series,” added Tom Godell, Managing Director of WUKY. “This project not only provides top-notch entertainment in Central Kentucky, but promotes the extreme talent found here in our community, from the playwrights who wrote these phenomenal plays to the actors who tell their stories.”

You can read more about the production at AthensWest’s website.


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