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GRANDDADDY of the summer theatre circuit is Kermit
Hunter's great outdoor drama "Unto These Hills" at the Cherokee Indian Reservation on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This drama relates the inspiring story of the Cherokee Indian nation in the days when the white settlers were pushing into the foot hills of the Blue Ridge and into the Great Smokies. It features the heartbreaking, forced march of the Cherokee band to Oklahoma. This route was indelibly marked with the blood of human suffering and was after remembered as the "Trail of Tears" by the red man.
"Unto These Hill' is performed nightly except Mondays in the Mountainside Theatre at Cherokee, North Carolina. It will open for the 1958 summer season on June 24 and will run through August 31. Reservations may be made by writing the Information Hut on U. S. 441. Tickets are $1. 50 to $3. 00.
Another famous outdoor drama "Horn in the West" was written by the sarrie author and is located at Boone, North Carolina, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is the story of pioneer Daniel Boone, who carved history out of the wilderness when this nation was new. This is bringing to life of that newness and a young country's struggle to find itself through its heroic men, their loyalties, beliefs, and search for freedom.
"Horn in the West" is performed nightly except Mondays in through July and August in the Daniel Boone Theatre. Tickets are $2. 00 and $3. 00 with a special price for children. Reservations may be made by writing: "Horn in the West," Reservations Office, Boone, North Carolina.
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The oldest equity summer stock theatre in Western North Carolina is the Vagabond Playhouse at Flat Rock near Hendersonville, North Carolina. The theatre was first established in 1537