The Parkway Playhouse has teamed up with Venture Sport Shows for a Charity Golf Tournament on Monday June 3, 2013 at Mt. Mitchell Golf Club, with all proceeds to benefit the Playhouse. Mt. Mitchell Golf Club is ranked as one of the top 10 public golf courses in North Carolina.
Highlighting the growing roster of athletes who will play in the Tournament are Hall of Famer Phil Niekro and former Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers. The Tournament will consist of 32 teams with a Celebrity Pro Athlete on each team.
The Parkway Playhouse, located in Burnsville, North Carolina, is the oldest continually operating summer theater in North Carolina. It was established in 1947 by W.R. Taylor, a professor of drama from the Woman's College of North Carolina, which later became the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
The Parkway Playhouse, for many years, was operated as a summer stock venue and a sponsored extension of the drama departments at UNC-G and the University of Miami. In the 1990s the Parkway Playhouse became an independent theater company, and is now operating as a small professional theater company serving the mountain region of Western North Carolina.