History Boy Theatre to present bluegrass musical

JEFFERSON – “Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge,” a bluegrass musical, will be presented as a Midwest premier by History Boy Theatre in Jefferson.

Performance will be June 13-15 and June 20-22. Times will be 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays with 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays. Tickets are $12.50 and are available at RVP~1875, 115 S. Wilson Ave., Jefferson, or by phone at 370-4306.

“Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge” is a bluegrass musical set in 1930’s Appalachia. A young fugitive, Clayton Monroe, arrives one night at the cabin of moonshiner, J.M. McFarland. When Clay says he’s killed his father, locals are enthralled. Held up as a hero, the shy Clay begins to transform, gaining confidence and winning the attention of his host’s daughter, Maggie. Maggie’s fiance, the craven Luther Coffey, enlists the aid of a crafty widow, Hazel Grubbs, to get rid of his new rival. Just as Clay is coming into his own, his father shows up, hellbent on revenge.