The Pioneer Playmakers have won the North Carolina state championship in  high school theatre.

Winners of Best Actor, Best Actress, Best  Director, and Most Distinguished Play, the 2019-2020 ensemble will  perform their highly acclaimed play, “Ernest and the Pale Moon” Friday February 21 at 7:30 pm at the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country in downtown Boone.

The show  is a spine-chilling tale of obsession and murder, based upon a short  story by Oliver Lansley, described as a cross between Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock.

Join the Playmakers as they celebrate over three decades of performances and Watauga high school theatre with  proclamations, testimonies, performances, special guests, and four short  original plays written by the Playmakers.

Proceeds from this Gala  Benefit Performance will fund the Playmakers travel to Louisville, Kentucky, in February, where they will compete against nine other states at SETC, the largest Regional Theatre Festival in the country.

Reserved seats are $15 for show only. $35 for show & pre-show party from 6:30 - 7:30. (These $35 limited seats include  appetizers and drinks plus Patron level seating in the front center  balcony rows AA-JJ only.)  For more information and to buy tickets, visit AppTheatre.org.