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--OUR MISSION: The mission of the Cumberland Mountain Arts & Crafts Council, Inc. is to provide regional opportunities to enhance cultural enrichment by promoting the talents of our region's artists and musicians through the production of the outdoor drama, THE LITTLE SHEPHERD OF KINGDOM COME, in order to promote sustainable tourism that respects the heritage, history and culture of EASTERN KENTUCKY APPALACHIA.--
Executive Director and President - Don Amburgey
Vice President - Greg Bentley
History of The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come Outdoor Drama --
-In the 1970's, the drama based on John Fox Jr.'s book, "The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come", was held in Letcher County until it lost its venue. After many years of missing this drama, the Cumberland Mountains Arts & Crafts Council decided to bring it back and the Little Shepherd Outdoor Drama will soon be realized in the Jenkins area of Letcher County, Kentucky!
-The Main character, Chad Buford, became John Fox's symbol for Appalachian courage during the cruelties of 19th Century poverty, the agonies of a divided Kentucky during the Civil War, and the period when a ravaged South looked toward the West for a hope that would be bought at a terrible price.
-This famous novel has rarely been out of print for a century.
-The play by Appalachian playwright Fern Overbey Hilton is based on John Fox, Jr.'s book, "The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come".
-The score of traditional music was written by Emily McCamy with percussion inventions by Gabe Anderson.