Treasure Island at Parkway Playhouse, Aug. 23-Sept. 6


From a press release:

Treasure Island at Parkway Playhouse, Aug. 23-Sept. 6

Adventure, treasure, and deadly pirates await in the next production in Parkway Playhouse’s 2014 season, which continues on August 23 with a production of Treasure Island, based on the classic book by Robert Louis Stevenson.  The production opens August 23rd and continues through September 6 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sunday afternoons at 3:00pm. All performances are held at the historic Parkway Playhouse Theatre located at 202 Green Mountain Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina. Tickets range from $10 to $20 and can be purchased online at or by contacting Parkway Playhouse’s box office at 828-682-4285.

“Treasure Island is an iconic story, brimming with adventure and some unforgettable characters” commented Parkway Playhouse Artistic Director, Andrew Gall.  “This is unapologetic tall tale about pirates and it is great fun to see a stage full of swarthy pirates ready to double-cross each other to get their hands on the map to the lost treasure that is at the center of the story.  This was one of my favorite stories growing up and it has not lost any of its charms.  It is still exotic, exciting, and deeply engrossing; the way a good yarn should be.”

Based on the masterful adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island is a stunning, swashbuckling tale of piracy on the tropical seas. It begins at an inn on the coast of England in 1775 and quickly becomes an unforgettable tale of treachery and mayhem featuring a host of legendary scoundrels including the dangerous Billy Bone, the sinister two-timing Israel Hands, the brassy woman pirate Anne Bonney, and the hideous form of evil incarnate, Blind Pew. At the center of it all are Jim Hawkins, a 14-year-old boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, who is a complex study of good and evil, perhaps the most famous hero-villain of all time. Silver is an unscrupulous buccaneer-rogue whose greedy quest for gold, coupled with his affection for Jim, cannot help but win the heart of every soul who has ever longed for romance, treasure and adventure.

Parkway Playhouse’s production features a robust cast including Levi Bradford, Logan Bryant, Bruce Chuvala, Dan Clancy, Kristen Livengood, Adam McCoury, Carole Lynn McKinney, Doug Shaw, Jered Shults, Jason Sterling, Rob Storrs, Will Storrs, Tom Surber and Logan Walden.

Elijah Briggs, appears as the good-hearted Jim Hawkins, and Parkway Playhouse Artistic Director,  Andrew Gall plays the unpredictable one-legged Long John Silver.   Jenny Martin, an award winning director and frequent performer at Parkway Playhouse shares directing duties with Gall.  The fight choreography is by Parkway Playhouse’s Assistant Technical Director, Jered Shults.

Support for Parkway Playhouse’s 2014 season comes from WKYK/WTOE, the Blumenthal Foundation, and the Mountain Air Community Residents Fund.

For more information about tickets, performances, classes and other opportunities, please contact Parkway Playhouse at 828.682.4285 or visit

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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