The Heritage Alliance and The McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School are joining together to produce the original, history based play, With These Hands. This full length “dramadey” will be a joint fundraiser for the Heritage Alliance and the McKinney Center. For the low cost of $20.00 per ticket, you will be supporting the educational programs of both organizations.
Written by Anne G’Fellers-Mason and directed by Jules Corriere, With These Hands highlights significant moments in the history of Jonesborough and Washington County. It also features some of Jonesborough’s best known residents, including town historians Paul Fink and Miriam Fink-Dulaney. These are the stories of real people and real families through history. Can two families keep their friendship intact even though they find themselves on opposing sides of the Civil War? What is historic spit and what does it have to do with the Washington County Courthouse? Can a former, Southern Belle accept help from a Freedman? Hear these stories and more as the past, including archival photos from the Heritage Alliance archives, comes to life at the McKinney Center.
Performances for With These Hands will take place at 7:30 p.m. on August 3 and 4. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee performance on August 4th. Tickets are $20.00 and proceeds benefit both the Heritage Alliance and the McKinney Center. Tickets may be purchased in advance and at the door of the show, depending upon availability. To purchase tickets, please call the Jonesborough Visitor’s Center at 423.753.1010. Tickets can also be purchased online at jonesborough.com/tickets.
The Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia is dedicated to the preservation of the architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of our region and to providing educational experiences related to history and heritage for a wide range of audiences. The McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School is dedicated to building community and enriching relationships through excellent arts education, cultural interpretation, and historic preservation.