Friends of the Smokies invites you to step into our cabin in the woods, pull up a chair by the fire and join America’s wilderness adventurer, John Muir, who played a crucial part in creating our National Parks. The one-man performance will be played by acclaimed actor/storyteller Lee Stetson at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Haywood Community College Beall Auditorium in Waynesville.
Stetson will thrill the audience with hair-raising tales of Muir’s adventures riding a snow avalanche, freezing in a howling blizzard and being caught in a mighty Yosemite earthquake, all liberally laced with Muir’s love of the natural world.
Stetson, known as “the voice of John Muir,” was featured in the recent Ken Burns PBS special “The National Parks – America’s Best Idea,” and performs frequently in Yosemite National Park and across the country.
Proceeds from the evening will benefit Trails Forever and other Great Smoky Mountains National Park projects. Park Superintendent Dale Ditmanson will be on hand to greet guests. Attendees will be treated to a dessert reception during intermission.
Tickets for the event are: advance $23, door $27, Friends of the Smokies members $20, and
students $15. Tickets may be purchased at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S Main St, Waynesville; by calling 828-452-0720; or online at www.friendsofthesmokies.org.
Friends of the Smokies is a non-profit organization that supports conservation, education, historic preservation and other priorities benefiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.Read the full article