Scheming leads to misdirect and deception as Jeeves juggles the lives and ambitions of the characters who always circle back to him for guidance and enlightenment.
If you like a healthy dose of the unusual and quirky, when it comes to live entertainment, the 14th annual Asheville Fringe Arts Festival has just what you are looking for. Fringe, by definition, is on the outer edges of the mainstream, so it is safe for audiences to expect the unexpected.
Standouts include An Iliad, Art, Young Frankenstein and more.
After viewing the original Star Wars movie at age 7, a local writer and actor found the course of his life impacted by the film’s imagery and storyline. On the eve of the next Star Wars release, Jeff Messer recounts his personal history with the cinematic franchise.
North Carolina Stage Company’s sparsely staged production of All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, written by Peter Rothstein, tells the tale of these men and these moments with epic emotional impact.
The mark of a great holiday show is finding one that is both entertaining and heart warming. Asheville Community Theatre has just such a show with its latest offering, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. It runs through Sunday, Dec. 20.
This world premiere of Flat Rock Playhouse’s dazzling new musical, Chasing Rainbows: The Road To Oz, embodies the classic Hollywood movies of the 1930s. It looks and feels like Broadway musicals of old, while also being fresh and new.
A middle-age couple grapple with trying to have a child while coming to grips with insecurities, frustrations and the temptations of infidelity. It is human, relatable and, at times, very funny.
Nineteenth century Russian theater and 21st century satire come together for laughs and a dose of self-examination. The inspired meeting takes place in Attic Salt Theatre Company’s intimate production of Christopher Durang Tony-winning play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.
The play is a day in the life of women who are not allowed to dream of more, or aspire to better lives. Some accept it, some protest it. There is no sense of their impending doom, which makes what is to come all the more unsettling.
Hendersonville Little Theatre has a new name. It is now, officially, Hendersonville Community Theatre. The rebranding launched with a production of The 39 Steps, a classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller with an old-school vaudeville twist.
Haywood Arts Regional Theatre is serving up something spooky for the season.
It appears that the geeks have inherited the Earth, or at least the realm of popular entertainment. And the Asheville Comic Expo celebrates all things geeky in Western North Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 24.
Judging from the large crowds who fill the auditorium with their even larger laughter, ACT clearly has another hit on its hands with Young Frankenstein. The show runs through Sunday, Oct. 25.
Amy Herzog’s “4,000 Miles” might seem like a low-impact way to start a new season, but it serves as a reminder of the power of theater to reach into the soul of the viewer.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.