Dates set for revival of Radford's Mary Draper Ingles outdoor play

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RADFORD, Va. (WDBJ7) The story of one of the New River Valley's leading ladies is making its way back to the stage.

Work is underway to revive the play on the life and travels of Mary Draper Ingles. The play is called A Frontier Heroine's Journey.

It's about the true story about the struggles of Ingles who escaped captivity and traveled hundreds of miles to be with her family near Radford.

A similar play stopped showing in the 90's after 30 years.

"The state is celebrating powerful women this year and of course Mary Draper Ingles is one of them so we also felt like the timing was right," said Joshua Carroll, the promotion chair for the play.

Nesselrod on the New is now the home of the outdoor drama. Tickets go on sale May first. Performances will be on the last Sunday of each summer month.