Sunday, December 13, 2009

Trail of the Lonesome Pine

Virginia's State Outdoor Drama
Big Stone Gap, Virginia

This is a fascinating, exciting, and tender love story of a beautiful Virginia mountain girl and a handsome young mining engineer from the East. The drama depicts the story of the great boom in Southwest Virginia when the discovery of coal and iron ore forced the lusty, proud mountain people into making many drastic changes in their way of life. The burst of the industrial revolution was upon them.

The homespun wit and humor of these mountain folk is intermingled with stark tragedy, suspense, very often violence and their final acceptance of their inevitable destiny. All are portrayed in this musical drama to bring it to a happy ending. A superb evening of family entertainment.

The drama, interwoven with beautiful, haunting folk music, some of it original, is performed live before a magnificent 72-foot panoramic painting of the valley known as Lonesome Cove.

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Note: The 2010 schedule is not yet on the web site but performances generally run from late June to the end of August.

1 comment:

  1. I read the book two years ago and fell in love with the country and the people the author knew so well. I put the book away as it was one I wanted to keep and revist. It wasn't until last year that I learned my ancestors were from those very hills and that possibly my kinfolks were of Melungeon decent. It is a beautifully written book.