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May 26, 2022

School Time Theatre


The Little Red Hen by Ford Flannagan – April 14, 2022 at 10 a.m. EST (Sold Out) & at 12 p.m. EST

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“Who’ll help me plant the seed”” asks the plucky red hen as she begins the process that goes into making a loaf of her delicious bread.  “Not us,” says the sheep, the cow, the horse and the pig.  They all have better things to do .  But, “a hen’s gotta do what a hen’s gotta do,” and so our crimson heroine preserves until her work is done.  But the tricks of conniving fox combine with the hen’s common sense to add adventure and a sound moral lesson to this classic, feel good, foot stompin’ country musical.

Grades K-5 Folktales, Language Arts, Reading, Science, Music, Peer Pressure, self Esteem, Character Development


To request attendance for either of the above shows, fill out the request form below. Prices are $5 for students and $5 per paying adult. For every 10 students in a group, the group gets one free adult.


The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to Lake Cumberland Performing Arts with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Admission is $5.00 per person for each performance. One complimentary teacher (supervisor) admission will be provided for every ten paid admissions. All performances are open to the public.


Tickets are not issued for School Time Theatre day-time matinees. Your reservation and advance payment will reserve the requested number of seats in the theatre.

Reservation Requests

Reservation requests will only be accepted via the online order form or by mailing or faxing the completed order form, along with payment or purchase order to 606-677-6010 (fax) or:

The Center for Rural Development
Attention:  School Time Theatre
2292 South Highway 27
Somerset, KY 42501

PLEASE NOTE: An email will be sent once your reservation request has been confirmed. If you do not receive an email confirming your reservation request, please do not assume you have a reservation. It will be your responsibility to contact The Center for Rural Development to check on the status of your request by phone (606) 677-6000 or by email.

All forms of payment must be received two weeks prior to performance date to guarantee the reservation.

An invoice and Free Study Guide will be emailed to the teacher listed on the registration form six weeks prior to the performance.

Increasing Reservations

Additional reservations are based on availability.

Accommodating Disabilities

The Center is accessible for individuals with disabilities. When making reservations, please provide all information needed to accommodate individuals with disabilities, and any access needs including, but not limited to, the number of students with hearing disabilities, mental disabilities, mobility disabilities and visual disabilities.

Arriving By Bus

Ample free parking is available in the south lot. Groups are asked to ensure that all members of their party are present prior to being seated by an usher.

Theatre Policy

No food or drinks are permitted in The Center Theatre. The use of flash photography or any recording device is prohibited.


Please notify The Center for Rural Development (Attention: School Time Theatre) in writing no later than two weeks before the scheduled performance if your numbers change or if you must cancel your entire group.

After that date, schools are responsible for 100% of the reservation value.