Cherokee Outdoor Drama Closes Season Run

The Cherokee Indian outdoor drama "Unto These Hills" is closing its 2008 season after a Saturday performance in an open-air mountain theater in southwestern North Carolina.

The drama's 2008 run began in June and is sponsored by the Cherokee Historical Association.

The show made its debut July 1, 1950, and has been performed each summer since then.

Kermit Hunter was a non-Indian and student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when he wrote the original version of the play. The association said an updated version was first performed last year that used the tribe's own history and included a majority of Cherokee actors.

More than 5 million people have seen the drama over the years.

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  • by David Location: Washington on Aug 30, 2008 at 07:36 AM
    My family and I went last year and my children,who never sit still, didn't move the entire time. They were totally enthralled. I plan on going back again next summer and doing it all over again. It was money well spent.
  • by Joe Location: Ernl on Aug 30, 2008 at 06:37 AM
    i caught the show this year. i have also, watched it in the past. The acting is poor & the story is hard to follow

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