Restart for SART?

Something unusual is happening at The Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre in Mars Hill. On December 1, 2, 4, and 5, SART will present the world premiere of Fresh Preserves. Written by Tom Godleski, with original music performed by Buncombe Turnpike, it is a story about life in our part of the world. Fresh Preserves will […]

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Review of Falling in Like at HART

What to do when opening night for your world premiere play’s coming right up and your lead actress, distracted by your lead actor, steps off the stage and pops her knee? Promote your intern to understudy, and hope she doesn’t have to go up against the critics.

Flat Rock Rising

Possibly the hardest job in theatre is taking charge of an established institution after the founder departs. Founders tend to be indefatigable forces, spending decades building startups into substantial organizations, and commanding a fierce loyalty from colleagues, audiences and supporters that makes it nearly impossible for a newcomer to take the theatre in a fresh […]

For the Glory

For The Glory began life as Frank Wildhorn's The Civil War: Our Story in Song, with a book by Gregory Boyd and Wildhorn, and lyrics by Jack Murphy, which debuted at Houston's Alley Theatre in 1998, played Broadway for a few months in 1999, was nominated for a Tony Award for best musical, and toured […]

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Review of The Trojan Women

It couldn’t be better had it been planned: an opportunity to see productions of two plays by that old Greek, Euripides, in one weekend — The Trojan Women at UNC-Asheville and The Bacchae at Warren Wilson College. Better still: both are presented outdoors, just as the Greeks would have had it.