Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend

Dooley-Billboard Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend recounts the famous 1860’s lovers’ triangle tale that became one of the nation’s first highly publicized crimes of passion. Performed outdoors at Fort Hamby Amphitheatre, the drama brings to life the romance, jealousy, and mystery surrounding the murder of Laura Foster.  In this visually stunning portrayal, audience members are treated to the sights and sounds of frontier NC – from the canon blasts of the civil war to the fanciful tunes of a “mollasy boilin'” dance. Sit in on the trial of Tom Dooley and watch as the community gathers to witness his hanging.  Written by NC native, Karen Reynolds, the show begs the question, who really killed Laura Foster that fateful morning?

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