John Wayne, His Life and Legend

Mount Airy resident and author Jake Thorne brings back the “The Duke” in his one-man tribute to the “Life and Legend of John Wayne” at The Arts Place of Stokes on August 11th at 7:00 p.m. and August 12th at 3:00 p.m.

The one-man play tells John Wayne’s story in three acts, beginning when he just started acting.  In the second and third acts, you see him in the prime of his career and at the end of his life.

“Ever since I was a kid, John Wayne was my hero. I wanted to walk his walk and talk his talk. More importantly, I wanted to be able to look anybody in the eye and tell them I live by a code, John Wayne’s code of being fair, doing right, respecting our flag and what it stands for in the world,” said Thorne.

Thorne recently played the role of John Wayne in the miniseries “Texas Before the Alamo,” which premieres this September at the Borderland Film Festival in San Antonio, Texas.

Tickets for this show are $10 adult, $5 for 18 & Under. COMBO tickets for John Wayne & Quilters are available for $15 adults, $7 for 18 & Under.  They can be purchased ONLINE or by calling Stokes Arts at 336-593-8159.

Saturday, August 11 -7pm
Sunday, August 12 – 3pm

For more information, call Stokes Arts at 336-593-8159