Opening Night for 2016 is May 27th at 8:30pm
The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama is the live reenactment of the famous historical novel by Christian minister, Harold Bell Wright. Published in 1907, this beautiful story tells of life in the rugged Ozark Mountains of Missouri in the late 1800’s. Over 90 actors and actresses, horses, sheep, mules and donkey’s perform on a stage the size of a football field. There’s a shoot-out, the actual burning of a log cabin, a love story, a mystery and a moral message that is as true today as it was over a century ago.
Generations of families have grown up loving this experience – children who visited with a school field trip in the 1960’s or 1970’s now bring their children and grandchildren back to be a part of the fun and excitement of this live production.
Showtime is 8:30pm May thru August, 7:30pm in September and October. Jeep-drawn trams will pick you up from the parking lots and carry you down the hill – and back in time over a century. Pre-show activities begin approximately 45 minutes prior to showtime. Guests are welcome down on set to visit with the cast and our younger visitors are encouraged to take part in a gunnie sack race or visit with some of our animals up close.
During our unique intermission, guests are also encouraged onto the set to take part in a square dance with our cast and to visit with the characters. Of course, after the show the cast loves to meet with our visitors, pose for pictures and sign autographs.
The theatre is reserved seating so advance reservations are recommended.
Outdoor Drama Tickets Only are $37 for Adults and $18 for Children ages 4-16