The Kentucky Cycle

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The Kentucky Cycle is a series of nine one-act plays by Robert Schenkkan that explores American mythology, particularly the mythology of the West, through the intertwined histories of three fictional families struggling over a portion of land in the Cumberland Plateau. The complete cycle of short plays had its world premiere in 1991 at the Intiman Theatre in Seattle, Washington. It was awarded the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Published by Dramatists Play Service

Performance history in South Africa

Presented by the University of Stellenbosch Drama Department in the H.B. Thom Theatre, 23 April 2003, directed by Charles Dumas.

The Courtship of Morning Star cast: Riaan Visman, Jan Hendrik Opperman, Brenda Julius, Kim Taylor.

The Homecoming cast: Brenda Julius, Reinard Cronje, Ben Claassen, Jackie van den Heever, Jan Hendrik Opperman, Stian Bam.

Ties That Bind cast: Eben Genis, Hanna Grobler, Jeremy Davids, Reinhard Cronje, Brenda Julius, Ockie Coetzer, Ralston Oliphant, Schalk van der Merwe, Stian Bam, Jackie van den Heever.

God's Great Supper cast: Chloe Liebenberg, Adriaan Botha, Hanna Grobler, Schalk van der Merwe, Reinhard Cronje, Eben Genis, Janna Austin, Sharon Kelly, Stian Bam, Jeremy Davids, Jan Hendrik Opperman, Ockie Coetzer, Kim Taylor, Ralston Oliphant, Riaan Visman.

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