Mill Town Players "Smoke on the Mountain" Starts Friday
Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 8:42PM

The Mill Town Players will present "Smoke on the Mountain," the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina's Smoky Mountains in 1938, Friday-June 4.

Tickets ate $10, with discounts for seniors, military, and students, and can be purchased online at, by calling (864)947-8000, or at the door. Almost half of all tickets are already sold. 

The show features two dozen bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus. Pastor Oglethorpe, the enthusiastic minister of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, has enlisted the Sanders Family in his efforts to bring his tiny congregation into "the modern world." Between songs, each family member "witnesses" -- telling a story about an important event in their life. Though they try to appear perfect in the eyes of a congregation who wants to be inspired by their songs, one thing after another goes awry and they reveal their true -- and hilariously imperfect - natures. By the evening's end, the Sanders Family have endeared themselves to us by revealing their weaknesses and allowing us to share in their triumphs.

The play is directed by Myra Greene, with musical director Tricia Dyar.

The cast includes: Tricia Dyar, Tom Dyar, Mckelvie Wilder, Aaron Pennington, Libby Crews, and Mary Katherine Sosebee as the Sanders Family and Will Ragland as Pastor Oglethorpe. 

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