MountainTrue in Asheville to host two live shows celebrating life of John Muir


Press release here:

On Jan. 23 and Jan. 27, MountainTrue will present live shows celebrating the life, work and adventures of John Muir, an early advocate wilderness preservation in the United States.

Muir’s letters, essays and books about his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. The Muir shows have toured universities, parks, museums, wilderness and environmental organizations, from Washington D.C. to Hawaii.

Muir will be portrayed by Lee Stetson, who was also featured as Muir in Ken Burns’ critically acclaimed PBS series “The National Parks—America’s Best Idea.”

Show Information:

Jan. 23: The Tramp & The Roughrider

Flat Rock Playhouse

Journey back to May 1903 to an evening around the campfire in Yosemite Valley with America’s best known conservationist, John Muir, and President Theodore Roosevelt. Hear them spar over environmental and wilderness issues and witness the conversation that helped lead Roosevelt to establish 200 million acres of wilderness, five new national parks and 55 wildlife preserves during his tenure.

Jan. 27: The Spirit of John Muir

Asheville Community Theatre

This show is a romp through some Muir’s thrilling adventures in his beloved western wilderness. Stories will include, “The Perilous Night on Mount Shasta,” with Muir freezing in the midst of a howling blizzard while also being boiled and blistered in hot springs, his astonishing ride down a Yosemite Valley canyon wall on a snow avalanche, his encounters with a mighty Yosemite earthquake, dangerous Alaskan ice crevasses, snow blindness, and much more.

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For more information, contact Sara Alford at