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 at a dynamic outdoor drama event hosted at the beautiful Sunken Garden Amphitheatre of the Nesselrod Bed & Breakfast in Radford.  

Types of tickets:

  • General Admission: $15 - Bring your own chair or blanket and enjoy elevated outdoor amphitheatre seating. Wine, beer, and snacks available for purchase prior to the show.
  • Dinner Theatre: $50 - Come early to enjoy a delicious catered buffet meal in the Nesselrod's newly built, covered Pavilion overlooking the amphitheatre. Dinner patrons are provided with lawn seating closest to the stage and all the action - no need to bring a chair! Dinner buffet includes choice of two entrees, a vegetarian option, side dishes, rolls, dessert and coffee or tea. Wine and beer at available at cash bar before and during dinner.
  • Children: Children 12 and under are free for General Admission tickets. Dinner charges may apply if purchasing the dinner/play option. Please contact us at maryinglesplay@gmail.com or 540-999-1755 for specific details.

The production runs for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Parking is available for free on site. We offer transportation between parking, dinner, and production seating for our patrons with disabilities. Event is rain or shine; in the event of inclement weather, the play will be held in the Pavilion for those guests who purchase the Dinner Tickets in advance.

Tickets may be purchased online (credit card processing fees apply). Tickets are also available locally at Radford Drug, 243 W. Main Street in Radford during normal operating hours.

Questions about the event?

Call: 540-999-1755

Email: MaryInglesPlay@gmail.com

Outdoor Drama at Nesselrod 2017

Outdoor Drama Location:

Nesselrod Bed & Breakfast

7535 Lee Highway, 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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