“I don’t know that anyone has really written or produced a play about Asheville, per se — what [the city] is today, what the different populations are, what the economic situation is, how things are changing in relation to tourism and beer and everything else,” Magnetic Theatre’s artistic director Steven Samuels says. “That’s what this play is really all about.”
Once upon a time, before the fast-paced world of entertainment we’re accustomed to, there was Noël Coward. His plays were the height of upper crust British humor, depicting high society and often sinking to the lowest depths of humanity (thereby mocking the stereotype). Coward’s style and wit became the forbear of early cinema and the […]
Asheville’s second Food Truck Showdown is rolling into downtown. About a dozen mobile eateries will compete for the title of “Best Truck in Asheville” on Saturday, March 14. In addition to food, the family-friendly event offers face painting, a live DJ set and free puppy snuggles.
Looking to deck the halls, sing a carol, give a gift, take a stroll, see a play, make a craft or pass a wish list on to a man in a red suit? Here’s where to do all of those things. Find more ideas at the Community Calendar and mountainx.com. • Pan Harmonia holds A […]
All the world may be a stage, but the players came out to support each other at Montford Park Player’s Masquerade Ball.
Looking to get dressed up to support an Asheville institution? Montford Park Players will hold its annual masquerade benefit at The Venue and organizers says “it will be the event of the season.”
The collaboration between Montford Park Players and the Warren Wilson College theater department of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale is part Shakespeare and part wild Gypsy bazaar. It’s also all fun and totally enthralling, making this the second successful team up Montford has done in the past few months (after teaming up with The Magnetic Theatre […]
There’s magic in the theater of the Montford Park Players. Perhaps it’s because the group has been doing Shakespeare in the park for over 40 years, making it the oldest in the state, and the third longest running outdoor Shakespeare theater in the nation. Or perhaps it is the perfection of a surprisingly cool summer’s […]
Wedged between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, the ultra-nationalistic Henry V is the perfect choice to launch The Montford Park Players’ 42nd season of free Shakespeare in the park. The play — a tale of one man’s quest to be king — pairs humor, drama and romance with “some of the most patriotic […]
The Montford Park Players perform G.B. Shaw’s “Dark Lady of the Sonnets” and Vincent Dowling’s “The Upstart Crow” at the Masonic Temple. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 10 and 11.
This weekend, enjoy meditation, theater, cycling and more. As always, Xpress highlights the best in low-cost entertainment.
I am writing this letter about the great job that the Montford Players do. They do a great job doing Shakespeare plays. Montfod park players is a must-see. The staff and actors are very down to earth and easy going. I would recommend to anyone who loves theater to check them out. I can almost […]
This weekend brings art, music, theater and more, with a host of opportunities to enjoy the warmth of summer. As always, Xpress highlights the best in low-cost weekend events.
Live music and outdoor celebrations dominate this weekend but, as always, Xpress brings you the best in low-budget weekend happenings.
This weekend, browse a collection of miniature books, check out local fashion, enjoy outdoor theater or mingle with environmental organizations, all for less than the price of a movie ticket. As always, Xpress brings you the best of low-cost weekend entertainment.
From free food and live music to wilderness survival and outdoor theater, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost weekend entertainment.
I’ve seen this play the past three years, and each time it got funnier. Come out tonight or tomorrow for a very fine evening of entertainment, in a lovely outdoor venue and to support the treasure we have in Montford Park Players.
This weekend, relax in local gardens, visit River Arts District studios or ponder the intentions of an artisanal pencil sharpener. As always, we bring you the best in low-budget events.
Charles Dickens was never one to shy away from good old-fashioned sentimentality, but his A Christmas Carol is downright shellacked with it. Stage versions of the story typically either give it one more half-hearted buff, or try somewhat desperately to scrape away the goo with a little irony. Now, however, we may rightfully speak of a third option: Cram the whole damn thing into The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and populate it with Children of the Corn. Oh, and throw in a little cross-dressing for good measure.
Thanks for the beautiful cover photo and the article about Montford Park Players' production of A Christmas Carol ["An Old Tale with a Heightened Malevolence," Dec. 7 Xpress]. I wish to advise you of an error in the text. Please note that Paul G. Clarke has never played the role of Scrooge in any of MPP's […]
Theater, puppets, music and agriculture top this weekend’s most noteworthy happenings. So put on your sunscreen and brave the heat; these events will keep you entertained without breaking the bank. While you’re here, share your own budged-friendly events in the comments section at the bottom of the page.