The Jettie Baker Center is excited to partner with Mountain Movers Theatre Company to present … When I’m Gone.
This is a bluegrass musical written by Michael Ross Albert, featuring the music of The Stanley Brothers.
The play will run on April 14 at 7 p.m., April 15 at 7 p.m. and on April 16 at 3 p.m. General Admission tickets will be available in advance online for $20.
Concessions will be available.
On the night Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys came to Fort Gay, the lives of two teenage musicians were changed forever. After arriving late to a New Year’s Eve gig at a local bar in 1969, Ralph Stanley hears fifteen-year-old Ricky Skaggs and Keith Whitley singing the songs he himself made famous with his deceased brother and singing partner, Carter. Ralph is so moved by their performance that he takes the two young musicians under his wing and on the road with him, jump-starting their professional music careers and setting them both on the path to world fame. The other people who came to the bar that New Year’s Eve may not have become celebrities. But that night had profound, life-changing consequences for everyone who saw Ralph Stanley play.