Smoke on the Mountain

Smoke on the Mountain

Book by Connie Ray
Conceived by Alan Bailey
Musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick


November 5-7, 12-14, & 19-21, 2021

Friday & Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 3 pm


Directed by Maggie Gallagher

The Sanders Family, a traveling bluegrass group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus, has been enlisted by the young and enthusiastic Pastor Mervin Oglethorpe of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church to help bring his tiny congregation into "the modern world" with a Saturday Night Gospel Sing. Between songs, each family member tells a story about an important event in their life, in an attempt to inspire the wary churchgoers. However, as one thing after another goes awry, they reveal their true – and hilariously imperfect – natures.

Photos courtesy of Neil Jester - Fine Art Photography.

"Smoke on the Mountain" is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.


$17 for adults
$14 for seniors (60+) and teachers,
$12 for students.
All prices include sales tax.

PLEASE NOTE: All patrons will be required to wear a face mask in order to attend a performance. We also request that you not attend if you are feeling sick or experiencing symptoms. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.



Rev. Mervin Oglethorpe – Vince Hancock
Burl Sanders – Archie Collins
Vera Sanders – Lauren Harris
Stanley Sanders – Richard Johnson
Denise Sanders – Jennifer Raiford Graves
Dennis Sanders – Mark Graves
June Sanders – Annette Wood
Cousin Darryl – Miles Stanley



Stage Manager – Leslie Craig
Lighting Design – Allen Tyndall
Costume Design – Sylvia Tyndall
Set Design – Drew Proctor
Props – Velna Pollock
Marketing – Mark Graves
Photographer – Neil Jester