The Center for Rural Arts Development and Leadership Education (CRADLE) will present a performance of the short play “The Swannanoa River Play” on Saturday, October 6th at 7:30pm in the Mitchell County Historic Courthouse in Bakersville. Tickets are free and will be available at the door starting 30 minutes before the performance. After the performance, CRADLE Director Scott Walters will lead a discussion about how “telling your own story” is an important part of creating a sense of community. Warren Wilson College professor Jerry Pope and a number of his students created “The Swannanoa River Play,” a 30-minute original theatre piece using the stories of Swannanoa river neighbors. The play, which includes music, originally toured to various locations in the Swannanoa Valley, in neighboring counties, and outside North Carolina, bringing the river stories back to the people who shared them, as well as to their friends and neighbors. For more information call Scott Walters at (828) 989-9468 or email at email@example.com.