Play based on local’s life comes homes to Lee, Wise Counties

"I Ain’t Made That Way,” a play coauthored by the late Dink Shackleford, who grew up in Keokee, and Big Stone Gap native Amelia Townsend, makes its way to his Lee and Wise County stomping grounds over Labor Day weekend with performances in Keokee and Appalachia.

At 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, the Shoestring Theatre Company will present “I Ain’t Made That Way” during the Keokee High School Alumni Association’s 2017 reunion in the school gym. Contact the group via its Facebook page for details.

At 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, the company will present the play on the stage of the Appalachia Cultural Arts Center in Appalachia. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance by calling Gary Bush at (276) 565-1386 or Glenn Gannaway at (276) 523-3977.



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