2018 Outdoor Drama: The Mary Draper Ingles Story, Walk to Freedom
Venue: Nesselrod Bed and Breakfast, Radford
Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018
Time: 4:00 - 9:00 PM
Event Types: Arts & Theatre
General Admission Tickets: $15.00
Pavilion Dinner Tickets:
• Adults: $50.00
• Children Under 12: $20.00

Nesselrod Bed and Breakfast hosts the 2018 Outdoor Drama titled "The Mary Draper Ingles Story, Walk to Freedom" with performances on Friday, July 13, 2018 through Sunday, July 15, 2018.

• 4:00 pm: Gates Open for Pavilion Dinner Attendees
• 5:00 pm: Dinner begins
• 5:00 pm: Gates Open for General Admission Attendees
• 6:30 pm: Performance begins

Titled “Walk to Freedom: The Mary Draper Ingles Story”, the production premiered last year with all four performances sold out. The 2018 season has been expanded to nine shows and will include both general admission and dinner / play options.

The new play is the amazing true frontier story of Mary Draper Ingles’ capture by Shawnee Indians from her Blue Ridge Mountain home in July 1755 during the French and Indian War. Although forced to travel through wilderness and held in servitude, this woman demonstrated remarkable physical and mental strength as she escaped from her captors and walked through Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia, navigating only through memory back to the New River Valley.

In the 250+ years since this inspirational journey, several films, two outdoor dramas and numerous books, including a New York Times bestseller, have been written about this young woman.

Director for the 2018 production is Wesley Young, a playwright and actor as well as a theatre professor at Radford University. Young and Kathleen Harshberger, who portrayed Mary in the original production, wrote the new play. Young says he sees “Mary’s story as one of great courage and resolve, but it’s also about getting back to the people you love and the place you belong. That’s the approach I hope to bring to audiences this summer,” he said.

Tickets are $15.00 for general admission and $50.00 for adult pavilion dinner tickets and $20.00 for children under 12 pavilion dinner tickets.

To purchase tickets online, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/41610033731.

General Admission holders need to bring your own chair. There will be a very limited number of chairs to rent for $5.00 on a first come, first serve basis.

Pavilion Dinner tickets include full dinner and reserved seating for the play. Dinner buffet tickets include a choice of two entrees, side dishes, rolls, dessert and coffee or tea. A vegetarian option will be available.

Beer, wine, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase during the play.

Coolers and pets are prohibited.

2018 Mary Draper Ingles Story Performances:
• June 22-24, 2018
• July 13-15, 2018
• July 27-29, 2018

To view the event flyer, visit: https://i.imgur.com/Ej5EjXs.png.

For more information on the play, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-summer-outdoor-drama-walk-to-freedom-the-mary-draper-ingles-story-tickets-41610033731.

For more information on Nesselrod, visit: http://www.nesselrod.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/NesselrodBedAndBreakfast or call 540-999-1755.
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