The Warren Wilson College Theatre Department, under the guidance of Candace Taylor, is about to launch a new season under the heading, Not Suitable For Children. The season kicks off Thursday, Oct. 8, with Lauren Gunderson’s Exit, Pursued By a Bear.
Put on by a cast of local stage dwellers, productions are at the Magnetic Theatre Thursdays-Saturdays, from Oct. 1-24, at 7:30 p.m., nightly.
Fly, which depicts the struggles, losses and achievements of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, continues at Flat Rock Playhouse through Sunday, Sept. 27
Xpress speaks with local railroad historian Steven Little ahead of his theatrical performance based on the life of the “railroad convict” Thursday evening at Mars Hill University.
Lex 18 hosts an immersive historical dinner experience featuring Thomas Wolfe and other period characters on Sunday, Sept. 20.
The Actor’s Center of Asheville make a stunning debut with the Tony-winning play, Art, by Yasmina Reza, onstage at 35 Below. It was a smash hit in the late 1990s, attracting major stars like Alfred Molina, Victor Garber, Alan Alda, Stacey Keach, Judd Hirsch, George Wendt and others to play the three male friends whose lives are changed when one of them buys an expensive work of modern art.
Different Strokes Performing Arts Collective’s daring new show — Neil Labute’s The Shape Of Things — is made all the more stunning by the innovation of two different casts of actors taking on the same script.
What once was an annual event is back by popular demand for the second week in a row — this time at White Horse Black Mountain on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 8-11 p.m.
Magical comedian Chris Collins and mentalist Erik Dobell recently teamed up to combine their talents into one astonishing show. The result, Impossibilities: An Evening of Magic, Mind Reading and Mayhem, comes to N.C. Stage Company for three nights — Friday, Sept. 4 to Sunday, Sept. 6.
The Jacob Higginbotham Show, starring John Crutchfield, is onstage at The Magnetic Theatre through Saturday, Sept. 12, with performances Thursdays to Saturdays, at 7:30 p.m.
Open Hearts Art Center’s forthcoming talent show features the visual and performance art of the nonprofit organization’s members.
John Crutchfield’s latest play is built upon a small selection from a much larger unpublished work in prose called The Intimate Journals of Jacob Higginbotham. It runs at The Magnetic Theatre Thursday-Saturdays, Aug. 22-Sept. 12.
Founder Kristen Aldrich was inspired by the non-illusory theater aesthetic of the neo-futurists in Chicago. Because of this foundation, pieces are often personal and there is no “fourth wall” separating audience and performers. Accordion Time Machine’s Silent Ballroom runs Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14 and 15.
The British farce Not Now, Darling, written by by John Chapman and Ray Cooney, seems so fabulously retro now. In reality, it was just another modern play of the era. But these days, thanks to TV shows like “Mad Men,” “Pan Am,” “The Astronaut Wives Club,” and the subsequent wave of nostalgia, audiences are getting a whole new look at that bygone era.
Our first round of Best of WNC results were released in this week’s print issue. The results are now posted online — in a highly visible and easily accessible format.
The modernized play runs at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, Fridays through Sundays, Aug. 7-29, at 7:30 p.m.
The show is filled with hard-to-believe conceits and antics, including cross-dressing, mixed-up identities and a few predictable twists. There are just enough sincerely sweet plot lines to make the more loony parts palatable. Regardless, the show had the audience swaying, clapping and cheering at every leg-twisting, hip-shaking turn.
Theatrical startup the Cardboard Sea debuts “If You Must” at the Magnetic Theatre on Thursday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m., and Friday July 31, and Saturday, Aug. 1, at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Twelfth Night, Or What You Will continues at Montford Park though Saturday, Aug. 1, with shows Thursday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Miss Nelson is Missing was “a favorite book growing up,” says ACA founder and director Robbie Jaeger. “The title is meaningful to many generations — our parents read it to us, our peers today are now reading it to their kids, and kids are loving it as much now as when it was originally published in the ’70s.” The play opens at N.C. Stage Co. on Thursday, July 16.
With its pop-up performances, collaborative artist workshops and a large-scale puppet show by Madison J. Cripps and Keith Shubert, this fundraiser will give attendees a taste of Fringe Arts Festival 2016.