The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center, in conjunction with Breeders' Cup Festival Week 2015 and MT Brilliant Farm, is very excited to be hosting the play 'I Dedicate this Ride: The Making of Isaac Burns Murphy'.
In this powerful production, Message Theater presents a richly imagined play written by Frank X Walker which brings to life the mind and heart of thoroughbred racing legend, jockey Isaac Burns Murphy (1861-1896). Born into slavery, Murphy rose to prominence in a brilliant career that brought him wealth, honor and international fame. Follow Murphy's dramatic journey in the post -Civil War South to become America's most celebrated black jockey.
'I Dedicate this Ride' coincides with the historic Breeders' Cup and the activities of Breeders' Cup Festival Week 2015, and The Lyric is ecstatic to feature the intricate and involved history of African Americans in the horse racing industry during this monumental event.
Performances of 'I Dedicate this Ride' will run:
Friday, October 23 - 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 24 - 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 25 - 3:00 pm
Tickets will be available through The Lyric's Box Office at (859) 280-2218, or available online at www.lexingtonlyric.tix.com