Jim Thorpe Drama Has Country Ties

A musical drama about legendary athlete Jim Thorpe, Warrior, An American Tragedy, premieres Sept. 27 at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Songwriter Marcus Hummon wrote the play. His credits include Sara Evans’ “Born to Fly” and the Dixie Chicks’ “Ready to Run” and “Cowboy, Take Me Away.” Singer-songwriter Mark Luna will play Thorpe. Presented in the museum’s Ford Theater, the play will be the first theatrical performance in the newly opened facility. More. 09/07/01