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Season Under the Stars continues with “Drinking Habits,” a laugh-out-loud comedy!

DrinkingHabits01_Pioneer Playhouse of Danville, Kentucky’s oldest outdoor theatre, continues its 68th season under the stars with Drinking Habits, a laugh-out-loud comedy set in a 1930s convent starring Playhouse veteran actors and audience favorites, Patricia Hammond and Eben French Mastin.

Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters who had once been engaged, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.

Drinking Habits, written by Tom Smith, opens on June 27 and runs through July 8.  Hammond stars as the teetotal Mother Superior of the Convent while Mastin plays Father Chenille, a priest and former amateur magician.  “Pat and Eben have been coming to the Playhouse for many, many years,” says Robby Henson, Artistic Director and son of Pioneer Playhouse founder, Colonel Eben C. Henson.  “They have lots of fans, and I know patrons are going to get a great big kick out of seeing them in this show.”

DrinkingHabits04_Plays are performed nightly, Tuesdays through Saturdays, at 8:30 pm. A home-cooked dinner featuring hickory-smoked BBQ pulled pork or chicken, and farm-fresh sides, is served at 7:30 pm each evening before the show. (Vegetarian option is available if ordered 24 hours in advance.) A bar serving wine, beer, and mixed drinks will be open for those 21 and over. Reservations are recommended for the show, required for dinner. (Dinner & Show: $32; Show Only: $18.)

Pioneer Playhouse is located at 840 Stanford Road in Danville, Kentucky. Shows are held outside in a historic amphitheater but moved indoors in case of rain or extreme heat. For more information and for reservations, please call the box office at 859-236-2747 (local) or 866-KYPLAYS (toll-free).