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Gathering in the Gap Tickets

Coming to the Gathering in the Gap

I Ain't Made That Way is coming home to Southwest Virginia. Come see the performance during the Gathering in the Gap Music Festival , Saturday, May 27 at 4 p.m. Your ticket into the festival, which supports the Southwest Virginia Museum State Historical Park, includes the play.  We'd like to thank the Friends of the Museum, the Keokee High School Alumni Association, the Big Stone Gap Post, Buddy Delp,  the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts, The City of Fairfax, Kimco Realty, The Board of Directors of the Four Winds at Oakton and the French Quarter Brasserie o Fairfax.


Our Mission

A small, community theatre  supporting the arts and local businesses across the Commonwealth and bringing you the untold stories of the real people of Virginia. Established in 2016.

The Shoestring Theatre Company is supported by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts, The City of Fairfax Cultural Arts and Marketing programs, the Board of Directors and staff of the Four Winds at Oakton Home Owners Association, the Keokee High School Alumni Association, friends and family in Southwest Virginia and members of the Shoestring Theatre Company Board of Directors, the cast and communities of Oakton, Fairfax and Big Stone Gap, Virginia.