My family and I thoroughly enjoyed an evening out at the Pioneer Playhouse the other night, and by the end had found ourselves in hysterical hullabaloo. I thought to myself, “Why don’t more people come out here?” This quaint outdoor theatre, owned by the Henson family, has served generations as an outstanding cultural location for this city. To me, it should be booming with residents hungry for the entertainment buffet that is the Pioneer Playhouse.
If there’s a word that comes to mind to depict the Danville-Boyle County area, it’s “cultural.” I’m always seeing new and innovative ways for artists and viewers alike to share an enlivening experience through creative talents. If there’s any establishment that can embody a cultural experience, it’s right here at the Pioneer Playhouse.
The phenomenal plays that are written and performed add hefty amounts to the family value. Moms and dads can take the evening out, and kids can relinquish their media-gorging to favor a delightful event. Another plus, dinner is always served as an option, with food comparable to your grandmother’s cooking, all under an affordable cost for the family. Not to mention paying support to the brilliant, vivacious actors and crew who work tirelessly to put on summer-long productions! The experience is simply tough to beat.
Pioneer Playhouse could always use bountiful support from its goers and non-goers, in addition to the generous donors who sail that ship. Imagine how much more stupendous the theatre experience could become if people started to pay more attention.
I would have pity for residents who lose the opportunity to have the benefit of the playhouse in their array of leisure activities. However, it starts with the community. Danville-Boyle County serves as the lifeblood of this terrific location, and it takes our commitment to have a mind and consideration for the playhouse.
Speaking as a 17-year-old upcoming Danville High School senior, it clearly doesn’t take a knowledgeable adult to bring this to the interest of the public.