September 19, 2024 – September 27, 2024 all-day

Family Weekend Performance Dates: September 21 – 22, 2024 
School Matinee Performance Dates: September 19 – 27, 2024 
On Tour: September 9 – December 20, 2024 


Recommended for Ages 7+  
Run Time ≈1 hour
Performed on LCT’s Learning Stage and On Tour! 

Prices: $15/Adult, $10/Child, $10/Members 

Adapted by Larry and Vivian Snipes.
Loosely based on the book by Paul Brett Johnson.

Everybody knows Old Dry Frye! When the preacher man comes around, the parishioners in town know to hide their plates, hide their pies, but especially hide their fried chicken! But what happens when the preacher man bites off more than he can chew? An uproarious journey filled with larger-than-life characters and non-stop hilarity, that’s what! You’ll laugh ‘til the cows come home in this slapstick twist on the traditional Appalachian folktale. 

Family Weekend Performance Info 

Saturday, Sept. 21 – 2:30pm (Sensory Friendly)* 
Saturday, Sept. 21 – 7:00pm (Pay What You Will)* 
Sunday, Sept. 22 – 2:00pm 

*Pay What You Will tickets cannot be purchased online, but can be reserved ahead of time by calling our Box Office at 859.254.4546 x245. Learn more on our Pay What You Will page.

For Educators:

School Matinee Performances 

Our School Matinee Performances allow you to bring your students to the theatre for an unforgettable field trip!  

Recommended for Grades 2nd-6th 
Curricular Connections: Folklore, Comedy, Cause and Effect, Southern Culture 

Thursday, Sept. 19 – 10:00am & 11:45am 
Friday, Sept. 20 – 10:00am & 11:45am 

Monday, Sept. 24 – 10:00am & 11:45am 
Wednesday, Sept. 25 – 10:00am & 11:45am 
Thursday, Sept. 26 – 10:00am & 11:45am 
Friday, Sept. 27 – 10:00am & 11:45am 

School Group Rate: $9.50 per seat with every 10th seat FREE!
Individual Rate: $15.00 per seat 

In-School Touring Performances:

This show is also a Touring Production, which means it can travel to your school, library, or other venue and perform there. 

Touring Dates: September 9 – December 19, 2024

Pricing: $800 for one performance or $1,350 for two performances in a day (either or both fall tour shows) + Travel Fees. Visit our Touring Company page for more information.