‘Tom Dooley’ outdoor drama opens July 5

Article Published: Jun. 27, 2013 | Modified: Jul. 5, 2013
‘Tom Dooley’ outdoor drama opens July 5

Tickets are now on sale for the 13th season of “Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend,” produced by Bleu Moon Productions.

The show will be presented outdoors at the Forest’s Edge Amphitheatre off U.S. 421 North in historic Fort Hamby Park, 1534 South Recreation Road in Wilkesboro.

“This is live, quality entertainment that brings to life some of Wilkes County’s rich history with humor, excitement and drama,” said co-director David Reynolds. “This famous lovers’ 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.”

“Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend” is produced through a partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Friends of the Lake.

Performances begin at 8:30 each evening; the gate begins selling tickets and accepting advance tickets at 7 p.m. Seats are not assigned, but staff will reserve seats by phone for groups of 10 or more upon request.

“Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend” opens on Friday, July 5, as well as July 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27.

Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.bleumoonproductions.com, by calling (336) 838-4278 or they may be purchased at the gate on the night of each performance. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.

“Look for your ‘Special County Night’ in your local paper to receive one-half the $15 ticket price. Then request the special discount at the gate when purchasing tickets on the night of each performance or you may purchase tickets in advance and request the special rate by calling (336) 838-4278,” theater officials said.

Concessions — soft drinks, chips, popcorn and candy — will be for sale beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Bleu Moon Productions is a member of the Institute of Outdoor Drama in Greenville.

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