AthensWest Theatre Company, in partnership with University of Kentucky Public Radio, 91.3 WUKY, has created an original radio drama based on one of the most fascinating chapters of Lexington history in Limestone: 1833. The story is based on an unlikely friendship that formed between William “King” Solomon, the town drunk, and “Aunt Charlotte,” the formerly enslaved pie-seller. In a twist of fate (and flip of the script), the Black Aunt Charlotte “purchased” the white Solomon at the Cheapside slave market, as he’d been put up as an indentured servant to pay his debts. Shortly thereafter, Lexington was beset by the cholera pandemic, which had swept the globe but finally found its way to the Bluegrass in 1833, taking an enormous and deadly toll. Charlotte and William, standing together to turn the tide of a crucial historical crossroads, are the perfect team to show how the best of us can inspire and lead the rest of us.
Following the Sunday, March 28th performance @ 9:30 pm, listeners are invited to join members of the cast and crew for a Zoom Call to discuss the performance.
Tune in to 91.3 WUKY on Monday, March 22nd, at 8:00pm and then again on Sunday, March 28th, at 8:00pm to experience the story of Charlotte, William, and Lexington itself as imaginations are transported with AthensWest Theatre Company’s original radio drama production of Limestone: 1833. Learn more about the production on AthensWest’s website, www.athenswest.net.