‘Tom Dooley’ outdoor drama in Wilkes
Tickets are now on sale for Wilkes Playmaker’s 12th season
of “Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend.”
The show will be presented outdoors at the Forest’s Edge Amphitheatre off U.S. 421 North in historic Fort Hamby Park in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Friends of the Lake.
Performances begin at 8:30 p.m. each evening, and the gate begins selling tickets and accepting advance tickets at 7 p.m. Seats are not assigned, but staff will reserve seats for groups of 10 or more upon request.
“Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend” opens on Thursday, June 28, with show dates on June 28, 29 and 30, July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21. All performances start at 8:30 p.m.
“This is live, quality entertainment that brings to life some of Wilkes County’s rich history with humor, excitement and drama,” co-director David Reynolds said. “This famous lover’s triangle, made famous by The Kingston Trio’s internationally famous ballad, “Tom Dooley,” is performed under the stars in a natural setting at one of North Carolina’s beautiful state parks. Ft. Hamby Park provides the perfect setting and makes the audience feel that they are right there as the story unfolds.”
July 6 is Watauga County Night, and all Watauga residents can present their driver’s license at the gate for half off admission.
Wilkes Playmakers will have soft drinks, chips, popcorn and candy for sale, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.wilkesplaymakers.com, by calling (336) 838-7529 (leave a message, and a representative will return the call promptly) or at the gate on the night of each performance.
“Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend” is a member of The Institute of Outdoor Drama in Greenville.