Bourbon Babes of the Bluegrass will be performed at the Frazier History Museum
Dates and times:
March 23 @ 7:30 p.m.
March 29 @ 7:30 p.m.
March 30 @ 7:30 p.m.
March 31 @ 7:30 p.m.
Doors open one hour prior to show time so attendees have the opportunity to see the Prohibition: Spirits and the Bluegrass exhibit, as well as the Frazier Museum's galleries.
Eve Theatre Company will perform its original production of Bourbon Babes of the Bluegrass at the Frazier History Museum March 23, 29, 30 and 31 as part of the Frazier’s Spirits of the Bluegrass: Prohibition and Kentucky exhibit. This special, one-hour “Eve-vent,” which includes admission to the Frazier exhibit, pays tribute to the many women who, over the centuries, have contributed significantly to Kentucky’s signature bourbon industry.
The play, a fun and fast-paced homage to the Kentucky women who helped breathe life into the booming bourbon industry, premiered in Louisville last March as part of Women’s History Month and was performed at the Bourbon Women Taste Affair in June at the Governor’s Mansion and as part of the Bourbon Festival in September in Bardstown.
Written by Eve Theatre co-founder Susan McNeese Lynch, Bourbon Babes tells the personal stories of seven women who have contributed in such ways as being the first to write down a recipe for sour mash, creating a bottle and red wax seal that is now known the world over, and building a bootlegging business that was second to none.
Interspersed among the stories of these fascinating women are a series of “Mixers” that add extra history, humor, trivia, cocktail recipes, music, and a little mayhem to the proceedings.
Under the direction of Kate Larken, who also appears in the show, the cast for Bourbon Babes of the Bluegrass includes, Hazel Bartlett, Kim Butterweck, Lynch, Gilmer McCormick, Kate Scinta, and Diane Stretz-Thurmond.