By Nicky Hughes
The Capital City Museum has announced that its production of “Two Loves and a River,” a new play about Frankfort artist Paul Sawyier, has been postponed until 2014. The postponement is mainly because of the lack of an actor suited to playing the role of Sawyier. Director Karen Kimmel Hatter said that the Sawyier part is a “complicated, layered role” that requires “an actor with some degree of experience, both at acting and at living.”
Hatter said, “I remain completely committed to this project.” She stresses that this is a postponement, not a cancellation. Actors already part of the cast are urged to go ahead and pick up their copies of the script at the Capital City Museum at 325 Ann Street. Kimmel points out that now they will have lots of time to learn their parts. “I want us to remain a team,” she said.
“Two Loves and a River” by Don Coffey dramatizes Paul Sawyier’s Frankfort years and his relationship with Mayme Bull. It will be staged in the riverside Ward Oates Theatre in Kentucky River View Park. The City of Frankfort’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Sites maintains the park.