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By Robert Stone

Saturday At the Theatre with Sundae

Tom Chaney is directing a reader's theatre production of James Baker's delightful comedy "Holidays and Sundae: Adventures with my Cat" Saturday afternoon, July 14, 2012 at 4:30pmCT, a free gift between ticketed performances of "Lombardi" at Kentucky Repertory Theatre, Horse Cave, KY.

"Holidays and Sundae" presents a cat's eye view of the sacred days of the calendar from Christmas to Thanksgiving with occasional pot shots at human pretensions.

The play features Lane Ross in the title feline role with Baker as her ostensible master.

Baker has been a member of the board of directors of the theatre for three years. Ross is a person of all work in the theatre office, backstage, and on stage. The production is directed by board member Tom Chaney.

Professor Baker retired from full-time teaching of history at Western Kentucky University in 2006. He continues to offer a summer internship for Western students in the Canadian Parliament.

Baker's other publications consist of historical books and essays. "I've always wanted to write fiction," he says. Among his published works are two on Thomas Merton -- "Thomas Merton, Social Critic" and a play "Under the Sign of the Waterbearer."

Admission to the reading of "Holidays and Sundae" is free. It is a gift from Professor Baker to the theatre. Five signed copies of the play will be given by lottery at intermission. Other copies will be available for sale.

While admission is free, the production is being done to support the theatre. Contributions to the theatre's fund drive will be gently but firmly solicited.

Kentucky Repertory Theatre is at the intersection of East Main Street (KY-218) and Maple Street (Google Map/Directions), one block east of US 31-W, Horse Cave, KY.

For a fuller day of theatre:

Tickets can be purchased for Kentucky Rep's second offering of the summer season, Lombardi, sure to be a favorite of fans of the Green Bay Packers legend and those who don't know anything about football. For information phone 270-786-2177.

Lombardi is written by Academy Award winner Eric Simonson and based on the best-selling biography When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dan Maraniss.

With a dynamic coast-to-coast cast, Lombardi features local professional actor Donna Freeburn as Marie Lombardi and St. Louis professional Greg Johnston, making his KRT premier. The cast includes other professionals from New York and Los Angeles as well as Chris Callahan, a Western Kentucky University senior who is in residence at KRT for the summer.

"The cast is a shining example of what we're attempting at KRT," says Lombardi director Ken Hailey, "a mix of regional and metro professionals, working with the cream of the crop of local talent."

Lombardi runs weekends through July 22. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pmCT, with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2pmCT.Theatre goers are warned that the play deals with an honest and realistic portrayal of sports legend Vince Lombardi and the players under his leadership and, therefore, contains language some may find uncomfortable.

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