MOUNTAIN MOVERS THEATRE COMPANY
Theatrical Productions and Education at the Historic
Garden Theater in Downtown Louisa, Kentucky
KENTUCKY IS RICH IN TALENT
Kentucky has produced countless music, film and theatre stars who have made it to the Billboard Music Charts, Broadway and Hollywood.
THE ARTS SHAPE CULTURE
The culture of each community is shaped by the arts. The Big Sandy Region in the Mountains shares Kentucky's legacy of talent which has created a distinct culture here. New generations of Eastern Kentuckians are now entrusted to steward this rich tradition.
Mountain Movers Theatre Company values the dignity, diversity and talents of every individual. Inherent in each person created in God's image is great worth and abilities. We desire to help new generations of Kentuckians discover their destinies and provide a platform for them to pursue their artistic passions and live their dreams.
which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play tells the story of the fictional American
small town of Grover's Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens.
who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and
the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.
After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.
Across the blacktop is a roadside eatery called the “Double Cupp Diner.
” The four guys at the station (Jim, Jackson, Eddie, and L.M.) have been known to do some auto repairs,
but only when aided by quantities of time and beer.
The Cupp sisters (Prudie and Rhetta) celebrate their home cooking
with the same zeal they bring to being neighborly with the boys.
Broadway’s BRIGHT STAR tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop
of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young
soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost.
Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past—
and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives.
HISTORIC GARDEN THEATER, LOUISA KY
The Garden Theater
The owners of the Garden Theater are completing a renovation of the historic venue in downtown Louisa, Kentucky with plans to host the inaugural 2019 Summer Camps and Shows of the Mountain Movers Theatre Company produced and directed by Darryl and Kim Willard formerly of Jenny Wiley Theatre.
MOUNTAIN MOVERS EXPERIENCED THEATRE TEAM
Kim Willard, Artistic Director
Kim Willard is a native of New York who now resides in Pikeville, KY. She is the Artistic Director of the Mountain Movers Theatre Company, the former Education Director at Jenny Wiley Theatre, a theatre professor at the University
of Pikeville, and the Music Minister at Pikeville United Methodist Church. Kim has a BS in Music Education from Plymouth State University and an MFA in Acting from The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, NYC.
She received a Grammy in 2007 for her chorus and drama curriculum at Chesnee High School in rural SC. She is a professional director and actor.
Darryl Willard, Managing Director
Darryl is proud to call Eastern Kentucky home after working in CT, NH, MA, VA and SC for construction and theatre companies. He has a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies (Music & Theatre) from Plymouth State University and Masters Certificate in Production Management from Clemson University. He is the former Managing Director and Technical Director at Jenny Wiley Theatre. Mountain Movers Theatre Company is proud to have him as Production Manager.