Tennessee Valley Theatre in Spring City will present Bill Landry in a benefit for Safe Haven Light House on Friday, Aug. 30, at 7:30 p.m.
Come hear the tales of the people and places of East Tennessee as told by the regionís master storyteller. The LeConte Jug Band will provide additional entertainment.
Landry was the voice, host/narrator, and co-producer of The Heartland Series, which airs on the NBC affiliate in Knoxville, Tenn. Since it began in 1984 in celebration of the people and the land of the Appalachian region, over 1,800 short features have been produced, including 150 half-hour episodes that air Saturdayís as Heartland Tonight, on WBIR-TV, Channel 10.
A graduate of Trinity University, the Dallas Theatre Center, with a Master of Fine Arts degree, and a BA in literature from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Landry has received two Emmy Awards for directing episodes of the Series. The Series has won numerous national and international awards, including five Emmy Awards, three Iris Awards, and numerous outdoor, Civil War, history and media awards, and is generally regarded as the most highly awarded local television program in the regionís history. Landry has also received the Education in Appalachia Award from Carson Newman College and an honorary doctorate in humanities from Lincoln Memorial University.
Cost is $17. Call 365-PLAY or visit www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com for reservations.