harriCyn Community Theatre is taking its latest show, Three O’Clock: A ten-minute play to the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville for one performance at 3 p.m. on Aug. 21. The play, which is about Alzheimer’s disease, is by local playwright William H. McCann Jr.
Three O’Clock stars James Smith (Harrisson), Angela Curtis (Eleanor) and Robin Glascock (Dr. Mary Ellis). McCann is directing the show. Laura Stephens and Missy Lutz are the stage managers.
Smith, senior minister of Mt. Carmel Christian Church, plays Harrisson, a middle-aged man who has been having memory problems. Smith most recently appeared as Eddie in Lost in Yonkers at Rohs Opera House but may be best known for playing David Sheely in The David Sheely Story.
Curtis, an insurance agent in Lexington and a member of Indian Creek Christian Church in Cynthiana, is Eleanor, Harrisson’s wife, who has scheduled her husband for an evaluation at UK’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. Curtis has been seen on stage locally as Mrs. Gibbs in Our Town and Mrs. Cratchet in A Christmas Carol. Curtis and her husband Pete have two daughters and live in Mt. Olivet.
Glascock, assistant principal of Harrison County Middle School, is a UK Sanders-Brown doctor, Mary Ellis. Roles Glascock has enjoyed include the Lion in The Wizard of Oz, Professor Willard in Our Town, and Friar Tuck in the Adventures of Robin Hood.
Since Three O’Clock is being performed on ‘Seniors Day’ at the Kentucky State Fair and because it shows what happens when someone goes for a memory evaluation, a staff member from the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging will be present that day. Following the performance she will be available to answer questions from the audience about the work of Sanders-Brown generally and about dementia and the resources available to those caring for someone with dementia.