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Ensemble Stage's Summer Saturday Theatre For Kids Series presents APPALACHIAN JACK being performed in the courtyard of the historic Banner Elk School this Saturday July 25 at 11:00 am.

The performance is free for all and features stories adapted from some tall tales that have been told to Appalachian children for generations.

In the first story, our hero Jack, has decided that he’s had enough of the cold Northwest Wind and decides he’s going to find where the wind starts and plug it so it can’t blow.

In the second story, Jack heads out to sell his old milk cow for some much needed food. But instead, he comes across an old mountain man that convinces Jack to trade his cow for a magic bean and something amazing happens as a result.

Both stories are bound to keep kids and adults alike, engaged and entertained. Total length of the two stories is approximately 40 minutes.

The show will be performed OUTSIDE, in the HBES Courtyard. Parking is available in the back/side parking area, and you can walk to the courtyard.

The HBES building is closed to the public, which means there will be no access to the restrooms in the building.

Social distancing guidelines for audience members will be strictly enforced. Once those guidelines have reached capacity, no one else will be allowed entrance. It it highly recommended that you reserve a space. 

Some sort of mask that covers your mouth and nose is required to be properly worn at all times. Hand Sanitizer will be available for your use.

Be sure to bring a blanket (unless you don't mind sitting directly on the grass) to get the best spots for seeing the show. No chairs will be provided and there will only be limited space for lawn chairs in the back of the seating area.

For more information and to make a reservation, visit or call 828-414-1844