Trail of the Lonesome Pine

June Tolliver Playhouse

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Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama:  THE TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINE is the longest continually running outdoor drama in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is the official Outdoor Drama of Virginia. It is the objective of the Lonesome Pine Arts & Crafts, Inc. to provide an exciting entertaining and accurate accounting of the story made famous in the early 1900's by the noted author John Fox, Jr.  It depicts the effect that the discovery of coal in the Appalachian Mountains had on the people of this beautiful mountain region.




Based on a novel by John Fox, Jr.  the drama

tells the love story of a lovely Appalachian

Mountain girl, June Tolliver, and a handsome mining

engineer, Jack Hale, from the East. This is a

musical drama that (to quote the brochure) "depicts

the story of the great boom in Southwest

Virginia when the discovery of coal and iron ore

forced the lusty, proud mountain people into

making many drastic changes in their way of life."


 The June Tolliver Playhouse is located in the

Jerome Street Historic District of Big Stone Gap,

Virginia. It seats approximately 335 people. The

setting is lovely with  woodland trees and new

outdoor seating. It has a small waterfall and pond,

and at times is filled with the sounds of

melodious music and song. The Trail of the

Lonesome Pine State Outdoor Drama is  the

Official Outdoor Drama of the Commonwealth

of Virginia.


Address: 518 Clinton Avenue East,  Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

Phone: (276) 523-1235  Toll-Free: (800) 362-0149



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