Trumpet in the Land
August 5th, 8:30pm
1600 Trumpet Dr NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663
Trumpet in the Land , Ohio’s official state play and longest running outdoor theatre production, brings to life the tragic but inspiring story of David Zeisberger and his Christian Delaware followers as they struggled to preserve their peaceful settlement despite the growing violence of the Revolutionary War.
The performance is full of unforgettable historical characters including Simon Girty, a conniving border renegade who agitated for all-out war in the region; Captain Pipe, a young warrior chief whose hatred of all white men for the killing of his father added to the dangers facing the missionaries; and John Heckewelder, one of the first explorers of the “Ohio country.”
Written by Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Paul Green, Trumpet in the Land is set in the very hills once traveled by those portrayed in the show and handpicked by the author. Watch the warm summer nights come alive with beautiful horses, brilliant fire dances, authentic looking costumes, fiery battle pyrotechnics and a beautiful natural setting.
For more information, visit Trumpet in the Land’s website or call 330-364-5111 or the box office at 330-339-1132