Walking Across Egypt Opens May 10th!



Parkway Playhouse’s 68th Mainstage Season will open on Saturday May 10th with an adaptation of Clyde Edgerton’s Walking Across Egypt.  The production will have performances at Parkway Playhouse’s historic facility located at 202 Green Mountain Drive in Burnsville on the following dates:
 
Saturday, May 10 at 7:30pm and Sunday, May 11 at 3:00pm
Friday, May 16 & Saturday, May 17 at 7:30pm and Sunday, May 18 at 3:00pm
Friday, May 23 at 7:30pm
 
Tickets for Walking Across Egypt are $20 for adults, $18 for Senior/Military/Student, and $10 for children (under 18).  Advance tickets may be purchased at Parkway Playhouse’s secure website at www.parkwayplayhouse.com, or through Parkway Playhouse’s Box Office Thursdays through Saturdays from 1:00-5:00pm and one hour prior to performances (828.682.4285).  Tickets will also be available at the door.
 
Walking Across Egypt begins when 78 year old Mattie Rigsbee discovers a stray dog on her back porch, she calls the dogcatcher.  Little does she know that Lamar Benfield will open her eyes to a world she never knew existed; a world that includes car theft, prison breaks and a juvenile delinquent named Wesley, who is as desperate for family as she is.  Armed with only her mouthwatering cornbread and a deep abiding faith in the Almighty, Mattie is determined to woo Wesley to the side of God and good manners.
 
The cast of Walking Across Egypt includes Alesa Bryant, Steve Elderbrock, Carole Lynne McKinney, Doug Shaw, McKenzie Pauley, Caleb Grindstaff, Rob Storrs, and Randal Garland.  The production is being directed by Steven Grindstaff.
 
Parkway Playhouse is delighted to offer a school group performance of Walking Across Egypt on Friday, May 16th at 11:30am.  This is a great opportunity for students to have a visual learning experience with classroom reading material.  For more information and to register a school group, please email klivengood@parkwayplayhouse.com.
 
For detailed information about the Parkway Playhouse mainstage season, special events, Parkway Playhouse Junior programs, tickets, season passes, and becoming a Parkway Playhouse member, please visit www.parkwayplayhouse.com or call 828-682-4285.

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