“SEE WHERE IT HAPPENED” WITH NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR SHARYN MCCRUMB

 

ACCLAIMED NOVELIST SHARYN MCCRUMB TO LEAD AN IN DEPTH PRESENTATION ALONG WITH GRAVE SITE VISIT IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE WORLD-PREMIERE OF THE BALLAD OF FRANKIE SILVER ON JUNE 4

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In December 1831, Charlie Silver was killed in a log cabin on the Carolina frontier, and his wife, charged with the crime, became the first woman hanged for murder in the state of North Carolina. Sharyn McCrumb invites you to join her an intimate afternoon, as she discusses the 4-years of research into the facts behind the legend, an adventure that took her from western NC to Scotland Yard to Seguin Texas, gathering the material to construct her acclaimed novel “The Ballad of Frankie Silver.”

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On Saturday, June 4, at 11:00am, participants will meet at the historic Nu-Wray Inn as Sharyn begins to  unravel the history of Frankie and Charlie Silver and the intensive research that went into her powerful novel.  From the Nu-Wray Inn, guests will go up into the Appalachian Mountains, with Sharyn,  to visit the final resting place of Charlie Silver. (Approximately 12 miles from downtown  Burnsville)  The afternoon concludes at approximately 3:00pm, which gives everyone plenty of time to get ready for the 7:30pm  world-premiere of the play at Parkway Playhouse.

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Admission for this unique program is $65.00/individual, $120.00/couple, and includes a brown-bag lunch, transit to and from graveyard, as well as a ticket to the June 4 or 5 performance The Ballad of Frankie Silver at Parkway Playhouse.  

Space is limited and advance reservations are required.
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Photo from Parkway Playhouse’s last production based on McCrumb’s novel, Ghost Riders, adapted by Andrew Gall. Photo copyright Rob Storrs 2014.

 

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Parkway Playhouse, located in the Appalachian town of Burnsville, NC, is a haven of theatre talent. While people come to the mountains to get away, Parkway Playhouse is a natural gathering place to connect. Likewise, we are an extension of traditional mountain talents: singing, dancing, and, foremost, storytelling. By giving rise to energetic new voices and through a wide variety of plays and musicals, we invite our audience into experiences that are thought-provoking, adventurous, and entertaining. Together we reimagine the world in every live performance, creating dynamic conversations that last far beyond the curtain call. This blog is will feature stories, helpful information, insight and features about the performances.

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