Get Your Tickets NOW! ‘The Spirit of John Muir’ and ‘The Tramp & The Roughrider’

Plenty of tickets are still available! Get yours today online or buy them at the door. Tickets are $37.50

*Free tickets are available for volunteers, click here to sign up!

Buy tickets for both shows HERE or order over the phone with Sara at 828-258-8737 ext. 201

MountainTrue presents two live shows celebrating the life and adventures of John Muir, an early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. The Muir shows have also toured throughout the country to universities, parks, museums, wilderness and environmental organizations from Washington D.C. to Hawaii. 

7:30 p.m., Jan. 23: The Tramp & The Roughrider 2015JohnMuir_PostcardB2sm

 Flat Rock Playhouse

MoutainTrue invites you to journey back to May 1903 to an evening around the campfire in Yosemite Valley with America’s best known conservationist, John Muir, and President Theodore Roosevelt. Hear them spar over environmental and wilderness issues and witness the conversation that helped lead Roosevelt to establish 200 million acres of wilderness, five new national parks, and 55 wildlife preserves during his tenure.


2015JohnMuir_PostcardF3sm7:30 p.m., Jan. 27: The Spirit of John Muir

Asheville Community Theatre 
This show is  a fun romp through some of the very best of Muir’s grand, thrilling adventures in his beloved western wilderness. “The Perilous Night on Mount Shasta,” with Muir freezing in the midst of a howling blizzard while simultaneously being boiled and blistered in hot springs, his astonishing ride down a Yosemite Valley canyon wall on a snow avalanche, and climbing the 500′ wall of the winter ice cone beneath the Yosemite Fall, encounters with a mighty Yosemite earthquake, dangerous Alaskan ice crevasses, snow blindness, and much more – these are only a few of the amazing (and true) adventures – all liberally salted with Muir’s wilderness philosophy. This show’s theme revolves around the health and invigoration one acquires when one fully and joyfully engages wildness. 



  1. I see that you are sponsoring “The Spirit of John Muir” 2015-01-27. My wife and I attended another WNCA presentation 2011-10-14 entitled “John Muir Among The Animals” also at Asheville Community Theatre.

    How does the 2015 performance differ from the one you sponsored in 2011?

    • Lee,

      These shows are different from our last one. The Muir presentations have about eight unique shows focusing on different aspects of Muir’s life story. You’re right; our last Muir show was “Among the Animals.”

      These two, as listed above, are “The Spirit of John Muir,” and “The Tramp and the Roughrider.”

      You can learn more details about the different shows and their content at

      Thank you!



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