Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals opens this weekend

Published 9:59 pm Friday, June 4, 2021

Liberty, The Official Outdoor Drama of the State of Tennessee begins its 42nd season June 4, 2021, at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park in Elizabethton, TN and continues every weekend in June beginning each evening at 7:30 pm in the Fort Watauga Amphitheater.
After CoVid-19 shut down last years performances of the play, Liberty returns to the outdoor stage at Sycamore Shoals once again. Actors are seen in this series of photos taken during a dress rehearsal Wednesday evening is putting the final touches on their performances and getting ready to both inform and entertain audiences over the next four weekends.
Tennessee’s official outdoor drama is presented by a cast of local performers against the backdrop of Fort Watauga. Liberty! portrays the significant history of Sycamore Shoals during the late 18th century.
As the story unfolds, long hunters and settlers begin leaving the protection of the English Colonies, crossing the Appalachian Mountains in violation of the British Proclamation of 1763.
Historically, along with the Watauga Old Fields, families soon made their homes, formed a new government, bought and traded land from the Cherokee, and ultimately, during the American Revolution fought for the freedom we hold so dear today.
The series of events that unfolded at Sycamore Shoals was critical to the state and national history in the 18th century.
These dramatic chapters in America’s westward expansion set the tone for a number of events that helped propel the British colonies towards independence and a democratic form of government.
These stories are proudly shared with guests during each performance of Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals.

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