Liberty! The Official Outdoor Drama of Tennessee

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Name: Liberty! The Official Outdoor Drama of Tennessee
Date: July 13, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
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Thurs., July 13 (This is First Night, so adult tickets are only $9, AND it's our 1st Annual First Responders Night, where ALL First Responders [e.g., Police, Firefighters, EMS, etc.] & 1 Guest, Get In for FREE!)
Fri., July 14
Sat., July 15
Thurs., July 20 (This is Veterans Night, where ALL Veterans 1 Guest, Get In for FREE!)
Fri., July 21
Sat., July 22
Thurs., July 27
Fri., July 28

SHOW DESCRIPTION: This is the Official Outdoor Drama of the State of Tennessee! Several nationally significant events occurred at the Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area. The Watauga Association, formed in 1772, was widely seen as the 1st continental government that was “free and independent” of the British Crown. This designation was recognized by President Theodore Roosevelt. The Association was designed by leaders to provide law and order and the right of every free man to vote. In 1775, The Transylvania Purchase was conducted at the Watauga “Old Fields” where Judge Richard Henderson and other speculators purchased 20 million acres of land from the Cherokee. This negotiation sparked a series of Cherokee attacks on the pioneers of the Watauga and surrounding settlements. The purchase was later voided by the states that gained authority over the land. These grounds also served as the gathering place for the Overmountain Men, who were an essential part of a broader militia that defeated Major Patrick Ferguson and his British force at the Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780. That event is often noted as a major turning point for the American Revolution. Later, the area was annexed by North Carolina and became known as the Washington District, named in honor of General George Washington, who was leading the fight for American Independence at the time. 

This play covers these critical developments as well as demonstrating pioneer life in a frontier settlement. Liberty! is set in front of the full-scale replica of Fort Watauga, used to defend the settlement against attacks from a faction of the Cherokee, led by Chief Dragging Canoe, who opposed the sale of their land to Judge Henderson. And, this is our 39th season! This inspiring show is presented by an all-volunteer cast of local performers who work hard to create a very professional theater experience complete with theatrical lighting, professional sound, and a host of effects, which completely immerse the audience in the feel of the late 18th century!
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