Our 5-piece orchestra L to R: Duane Sciacqua, Danny Farmer, Becky Hobbs, Tony Wilder and Missy McCoy

Every good stage manager (Hailey Williams) needs her warriors about her.

Our cast worked hard to get in shape.

Fellow Nancy Ward cousin, "Green Eyes Walking", has come all the way from California to attend all four productions.

Saying goodbye after the last show.

Tina Radtke, our director. The hardest working woman in show business!

Front page news!

Our "orchestra pit" stretched along the back of the stage. Here is part of it.

Travis Fite on "News at Noon."

Martha Beverly (lower right) with the cast. Martha was the first person to envision Nanyehi in Kingsport.

Chillin' in the dressing room

Kingsport, Tennessee - the very land where Nanyehi gave her most famous "Our cry is all for peace" speech in 1781

Three white guys, L to R: Marcus Hutchison, Joe Harris and Russell Marshall

David Kinsler (Attakullakulla) with his wonderful portrait of Becky

"This interview was shot on Oct. 7, 2014 by WCYB reporter Jim Conrad. I had just come down with a bad cold that day, but did not want to miss an opportunity to talk with Jim. He had interviewed me twice before about Nancy Ward. He was intuitive, laid-back, and always drew the best out of people. Sadly, he passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 16, 2014. He was a great photojournalist and a wonderful storyteller." - Becky

Here are some quotes from our Kingsport production:

As a person who loves Broadway plays, attending 5-6 per year, I was somewhat reluctant to attend a local play in our small town. Nanyehi-Beloved woman of the Cherokee was absolutely outstanding. Had I not gone to the last performance I would certainly have gone a second time. Please let me know when this play is in our area again and I will be sure a group of us attend. Thanks for bringing the play to Kingsport and the locals were truly outstanding in their roles. - Dennis Phillips, Mayor of Kingsport, TN

"The Kingsport production of “Nanyehi” exceeded all of our expectations. The cast and audience fell in love with the characters, story and beautiful music. We were pleased to host over 1,500 of our community and visitors and received many, many compliments on behalf of the production. Everyone loved it!" - Bonnie Macdonald, Director of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts

"Nanyehi: Beloved Woman of the Cherokee set several attendance records in Kingsport, TN during it's recent 2014 run. Not only did it set a single night attendance record, it also set the record for most combined attendance at any Kingsport Theatre Guild production in 67 years. Beyond Kingsport Theatre Guild, Nanyehi attendance also set a new record for the event venue, Kingsport Rennaisance Arts Center & Theatre, where many professional performers play every year." - Tina Radtke, Executive Director, Kingsport Theatre Guild.