Fri July 5, 2013
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Summerfest Offers Fewer Productions with More Performances

Interview by WEKU's Charles Compton with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader on this weekend's events.

On the heels of Independence Day, the 2013 Summerfest season begins tonight in Lexington.  Its first outdoor production, Peter Pan, is again at the Arboretum.  But instead of wires, a puppeteer will make Peter Pan fly.  Rich Copley, who covers culture for the Lexington Herald Leader,  has a preview. 

Making decorations for a crocodile puppet L-R: Emilie Dhir, Sarah Morgan, Erin Disponett, as a group of their fellow Kentucky Conservatory Theatre students made puppets at the Downtown Arts Center, 141 East Main St. Lexington, Ky., Friday, June 28, 2013. SummerFest is using puppetry work to bring Peter Pan to the stage, from shadow puppets to portray flight to large puppets to be the crocodile and the dog.
Credit Charles Bertram / Lexington Herald-Leader