Walk to Freedom: The Mary Draper Ingles Story

An outdoor drama written by Kathleen Harshberger and Wesley Young

The Mary Draper Ingles story is brought to life as a dynamic outdoor drama event hosted at Radford University on the New River: 101 University Drive, Lot FF, Radford, VA 24141

Performance dates for the 2019 season are:

July 14, July 27, July 28 and August 4 

Types of tickets:

  • General Admission:  $15 – Bring your own chair or blanket and enjoy the outdoor drama by the New River 

  • Preferred Seating * $20- Stage front seating with rental chair included.  

  • Children under 12 are free, however will require a chair Rental fee $5 in the Preferred Seating area.  

        *Please contact us at MaryInglesPlay@gmail.com or call (540) 999-1755 for specific details.  

The production starts at 6:30 pm and runs for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Free parking is available on site at Lot FF of Radford University.  Event is rain or shine; in the event of inclement weather, the play may be delayed or cancelled.

If any of the July performances are cancelled because of inclement weather, there will be a rain date performance on August 3 and tickets will be honored.

Questions about the event?

Call: 540-999-1755

Email: MaryInglesPlay@gmail.com

Outdoor Drama at Nesselrod 2017

Outdoor Drama Location:

Radford University on the New River

101 University Drive, Lot FF Radford, VA 24141



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We're always looking for help to make sure we put on the best possible show, and we welcome your assistance! Send us your information and we'll contact you about volunteer opportunities.

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Are you interested in joining our cast? We are looking for dynamic, focused performers to play a variety of roles. Almost all actors double and perform in more than one role. Most roles are for actors over the age of 16, though children have been cast for some roles in the past. All performers are paid. 

Auditions for the 2018 season are complete. 

To be added to our audition list, please email maryauditions@gmail.com

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