Drama. By Jeb Rosebrook. Adapted from his episode of the same title for "The Waltons" television series.
Cast: 13m., 7w., 8 or more extras. This play is based on true events occurring in the 1930s when federally funded road construction for Virginia's Blue Ridge Parkway legally forced many families in those mountains from their homes. The Walton family and their eldest son, John Boy, are summoned by a Walton matriarch, Aunt Martha Corrine, to help her family fight forcible eviction from the only land they have ever known. John Boy will learn that his belief in a peaceful solution and in taking an unpopular stand could put his life at risk. Faced with changing times and an uncertain future, their way of life may be altered forever. The Conflict is the timeless story of family, of caring, of courage and hope in the face of losing what was so important to the Blue Ridge people of their time. Area staging. Approximate running time: 90 minutes.