Temperature is Rising!

Are you up for a challenge?
Hope you are because we’re excited!

Parkway Playhouse has been offered a Challenge Grant by an anonymous donor. Parkway will receive $30,000 if it raises $15,000 for their operating fund between October 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017. ($1,570 raised as of November 25)

The grant will match $2 for each $1 donated by new donors and lapsed donors (those who haven’t donated for the past two years).  Also, the grant will match $2 for each $1 increase in the amount current supporters donated between October 1, 2015 and January 31, 2016.  It effectively triples your contribution or the increase in your contribution.

“Our goal is to operate our theatre with a small surplus,” says Parkway Playhouse Managing Director Kristen Livengood, “We’re thrilled to have this opportunity and are working hard to spread the word. Five hundred letters went out a few weeks ago, and we’re asking everyone for whatever support they can give right now. It’s a great time to give to Parkway Playhouse and have your generosity tripled. We’re getting close to our goal of operating with a small surplus as we did last year…opportunities like this don’t come along very often. Please help us take advantage of it.”

The Challenge Grant funds will go into the Parkway Playhouse Capital Improvement Fund (CIF). Funds from the CIF were used to purchase and install the air conditioning/heating units this past August, and we’ll continue to use the CIF to make improvements to our facility.  

Please donate today to Parkway Playhouse (or by January 31) to help us receive this grant!

Parkway Playhouse is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent and manner allowed by law.  For more information about Parkway Playhouse please visit our website, or call 828.682.4285.



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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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