Mountain Movers Theatre Company to debut new show in Louisa

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The cast of Pump Boys and Dinettes. The actress in the foreground is Hannah Zilber from NYC. The actor moving away from her is Ruben Del Valle from Maryland. Source: Mountain Movers Theatre Company

LOUSIA, Ky. (WTVQ) – Mountain Movers Theatre Company (MOMO) is exacted to get back to business with the 2021 season premiere on Thursday, June 18.

The season kicks off with ‘Pump Boys and Dinettes.’ According to MOMO, the show is about the Pump Boys who sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the Dinettes, Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, who run the Double Cupp diner next door. These groups come together for country western performances that evoke heartbreak and hilarity through guitars, piano, bass and kitchen utensils.

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“Our MOMO Theatre team picked these shows for our inaugural professional season because we felt they resonated with the richness of our culture. They are full of colorful characters and tell stories of joy and resilience that echo the ones found in our region,” says Kim Willard, Artistic Director for the theatre.

The performances will be at the Garden Theatre in Louisa. The history of the venue goes back to 1921 when the theater first opened on New Year’s Eve. The Garden Theatre was a major part of the community until it closed in 1957. After being used for different local businesses and eventually being abandoned, the theatre was purchased and refurbished in 2019 where MOMO produces children’s theatre, community theatre and professional theatre productions.

Tickets can be purchased at the Garden Theatre’s door or on Eventbrite. Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for senior adults, $9.00 for kids. Additionally, a $25.00 family pack is offered for families of 4 or more.

For more information, visit the MOMO website.