Parkway Playhouse, a WNC theater located in Burnsville, NC, launches the world premiere of a new historical play, “A History of Burnsville,” on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. It will be performed over three weeks.
The play explores the history of Burnsville through the ghost of Rush Wray, a past owner of his family’s historic Nu-Wray Inn, whose spirit is summoned by two high-tech ghost-hunting college students within the Parkway Playhouse. Wray’s stories – including stories of town namesake Otway Burns and author Thomas Wolfe – are all based on real transcripts, interviews, and events. There are also amusing clashes between Wray’s “genteel worldview” and the college students’ “hip, high-tech world.”
“A History of Burnsville” includes original material by local playwright Brenda Lunsford Lilly, and adaptations by Director Andrew Gall.
Dates and times are as follows:
Sat., May 4, 7:30 p.m.
Sun., May 5, 5 p.m.
Thurs., May 9, 7:30 p.m.
Fri., May 10, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., May 11, 7:30 p.m.
Thurs., May 16, 7:30 p.m.
Fri., May 17, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., May 18, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15-20 for adults, $12 for students. Click here for more ticket information and to buy tickets.
See this page for more information on “A Personal History of Burnsville.”
Parkway Playhouse is located at 202 Green Mountain Drive in Burnsville. Call 682-4285 for more information.