Complexities of Appalachian life explored in Pandora's new show

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Pandora Productions explores complex issues surrounding mountain life in This is My Heart For You, which opens tonight.

This is My Heart For You will take place on Jan. 9, 10, and 11 at 7:30 p.m. and on Jan. 12 at 5:30 p.m. All performances will happen at the Henry Clay Theatre, located on the third floor of the Henry Clay Building at 604 S Third Street in Old Louisville.

Tickets for each show are $18 in advance or $20 at the door. All tickets can be purchased at the door or at the Pandora Productions website.

Kentucky native Silas House's This is My Heart for You focuses on the complex social and personal issues of mountain life, especially when two boys are thrown out of a swimming pool after being accused of inappropriate behavior. The incident sparks a debate and people taking sides on issues of homophobia, racism, and discrimination. 

House created the production based on the real-life issues that took place in Hazard, KY, in the summer of 2011.

The cast for Pandora Productions include Trent Everett Byers, Lauren Argo, Joseph Hatfield, Carol T. Williams, Brett Reidford, Brent Gettelfinger, Tamara Dearing, Ben Gierhart, and Rebecca Worthington. Erin Fitzgerald and Kate Larken provide music for the show. 

More information on the show can be found at the Pandora Productions website.