Outdoor Drama ‘Horn in the West’ Returns to Boone for 64th Season in Summer 2015

Published Friday, May 29, 2015 at 2:48 pm

The Southern Appalachian Historical Association announces that the beloved outdoor drama, Horn in the West, will be returning to the stage for its 64th season in 2015. The show will run on Tuesday through Sundays from June 26-Aug.8. Curtain is at 8 p.m., gates open at 7:30 p.m and the adjoining Hickory Ridge Living Museum will be open at 5:30 p.m. each show day.horninthewest

The amphitheatre is located in the middle of Daniel Boone Park at 591 Horn in the West Drive. Visit the drama online to order tickets, plan for dinner on the grounds before the show or learn about our special event, “An Evening Backstage,” company parties and other special events.

The Southern Appalachian Historical Association, a nonprofit corporation, celebrates and preserves the diverse cultural heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountain region by engaging individuals in historical education and cultural entertainment centered around Daniel Boone and our fight for American Independence.

Horn in the West captivates audiences with the story of the hardy pioneers who settled this area before the Revolutionary War, eventually facing the British Army at King’s Mountain and winning against all odds, changing the course of the Revolution. A group of 45 professional and university actors, singers, dancers, stage combatants, designers and technicians from Boone and the southeastern region, along with local children and teens, bring this compelling story to life. For young and old alike, the show teaches about this important national history and entertains at the same time.

Horn in the West has delighted audiences under the evening skies since 1952, and is the nation’s oldest Revolutionary War Outdoor Drama. Along with fictional characters, the story follows a great American hero, Daniel Boone, and other historical figures, Nancy Ward, the Cherokee Beloved Woman who lived in Eastern Tennessee, and her cousin, the Cherokee War Chief Dragging Canoe.

The script had a major rewrite last year, complete with a brand new scene conceived by the curator of the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, a living relative of Daniel Boone, Davey Davis. Last summer’s audience raved about the changes, saying the production was engaging and dramatic. Audiences also appreciated the overhaul to the sound system and the dozens of new costumes created over the last five years.

This 2015 season will bring further improvements in sound, along with lighting upgrades, bigger battles, and more fire!

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