Wilkes Playmaker’s 12th Season of ‘Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend’ Opens June 28

Published Monday, June 18, 2012 at 11:10 am

Perline Foster/Lindsey Walters, Laura Foster/Kaitlyne Colbert, Tom Dooley/Lester Barlow, Anne Melton/Jessica Barlow in 2012 Season of "Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend"

June 18, 2012. Tickets are now on sale for Wilkes Playmaker’s 12th season of “Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend.” Tickets may be purchased online at www.wilkesplaymakers.com, or by calling 336-838-7529 (leave a message and a representative will return the call promptly) or they may be purchased at the gate on the night of each performance.

The show will be presented outdoors at the Forest’s Edge Amphitheatre off Hwy 421 North in historic Fort Hamby Park in partnership with the US 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 and show dates are June 28, 29 and 30, July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21. All performances are 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,” said Co-Director, David Reynolds. “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 residents of Watauga County can present their Driver’s License at the gate to get in for half price. 

Wilkes Playmakers will have soft drinks, chips, popcorn and candy for sale beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend is a proud member of The Institute of Outdoor Drama in Greenville.

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