The show is a lean, mean 90 minutes, with no intermission, and leaves the audience on its feet, cheering by the end. It manages to tell the compelling tale of the early days of rock ‘n’ roll, while also feeling intimate.
The Magnetic Theatre’s productions of Death of a Salesman mark the start of the theatrical group’s new series to honor classics. Showings run Thursdays-Saturdays, April 28-May 28.
At Lex 18, the gilded walls will be hung with banners featuring the house sigils of all the powerful lords and ladies of Westeros (the setting of “Game of Thrones”). The Lannister lion, the triple-headed dragon of House Targaryen and the Stark dire wolf share equal positions, signifying the truce that has been called within House Lexington.
In its second year, the festival features local improv groups Reasonably Priced Babies, No Regets, Blacklist Improv and The OxyMorons. Shows run Thursday-Saturday, April 21-23.
PRESS RELEASE: BURNSVILLE, NC: The celebrated Southern classic of family and friendship, Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling and directed by Andrew Gall, is set to open at Parkway Playhouse on May 7. Performances continue on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm, through May 21. Tickets range from $10 for students to $20 […]
If you enjoy Southern-fried comedy, plucked right out of a family reunion in a Texas trailer park, then Haywood Arts Regional Theatre’s 2016 season opener, The Red Velvet Cake War, is right up your alley. It’s onstage at Haywood Arts Regional Theatre through Sunday, April 17.
The Man Who Came to Dinner, a chaotic comedy about the worst house guest in the history of house guests, in onstage at Asheville Community Theatre through Sunday, April 24.
The play, performed at at N.C. Stage Company through May 1, theorizes that a different breed of people exist past the midnight hour.
LEAD Productions presents 10 plays from across the country, each clocking in at 10 minutes or less and nearly all starring local actors.
The 1960 Edward Albee-penned play is among ITP’s most ballsy ventures to date. The show, directed by Hans Meyer, stars Michael MacCauley and Callan White as George and Martha, two iconic roles made famous in celluloid by Richard Burton and an explosive Elizabeth Taylor.
For those turned off by classical theater, Montford Park Players 44th season opener, staged at the gorgeous Masonic Temple, may change their outlook altogether. An Evening Celebrating Shakespeare includes the one-act plays The Dark Lady of the Sonnets by George Bernard Shaw and The Upstart Crow by Vincent Dowling.
The latest offering, All in the Timing by David Ives, is a collection of smart, savvy and funny one-act plays. Ives’s writing is challenging yet accessible for young actors, and the short form is perfect for scene-study work.
Just in time for election season, Anam Cara Theatre Company’s production of The Government Inspector has hit the stage at Toy Boat Community Artspace. The play, a highly entertaining comedy-of-errors, is an adaptation of a 19th century Russian satire by Nicholi Gogol.
Attic Salt Theatre Co., revisits the hilariously bizarre imaginings of playwright David Ives at N.C. Stage Company, with multiple dates through Sunday, March 20.
The Asheville performing arts collective received playwright David Mamet’s approval for a gender swap production less than 48 hours after contacting his publisher.
Asheville Creative Arts’ humorous and modernized production revisits Aesop’s fables with shows at The Magnetic Theatre from Friday to Sunday, March 4-6.
Warren Wilson Theatre’s Not Suitable for Children season continues with an end-of-the-universe tale at Kittredge Theatre on Thursday to Sunday, March 3-6.
Popular play The Vagina Monoluges covers “all the weird things we have to go through as women,” according to show organizer Allison Taylor. Her cast of local volunteers talks gender and sexuality at The Orange Peel on Saturday, Feb. 27, in support of domestic violence nonprofit Helpmate.
This is not the first time local audiences have experienced Savanti. The show began as a short play as part of the Magnetic Midnight series several years ago. It was popular enough to warrant a fuller treatment, and was produced in 2013 during Magnetic’s tenure at the BeBe Theatre.
The latest production, Matters of Choice, consists of three original one-act offerings by local playwright Sue Bargeloh.
The Dr. Seuss-inspired musical runs on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., until Sunday, March 6.