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.
This holiday weekend offers outdoor festivals, music, theatre, art and more, all for a reasonable price. So throw on some flip flops, grab your American flag bandana and celebrate our nations independence with a bang. And don’t forget to check our Community Calendar for a complete schedule of holiday happenings.
This month, Jason Williams directs a double-feature at Montford, and if anything at all unites the two plays, beyond the hardworking cast itself, it is that they are both done somewhat in the style of Bollywood.
The Montford Park Players will begin their summer season at the newly renovated Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre.
It’s a double feature mystery bill at the Masonic Temple. Monford Park Players performs short plays by Agatha Christie and Tom Stoppard through February 20.
Overall, the story of the play was obscured by the script’s choppiness and lack of demonstrable journey by its main character.
While the theatre-going experience is, first-and-foremost, about the play, there’s certainly something to be said for ambiance. And, in the case of Dauntless Productions’ performance of Dracula, I have to recommend the play to anyone with even a passing interest in Halloween/vampires/things spooky/the Masonic temple. See this show — which runs through Saturday, Oct. 30 — if only for the experience of being in the appropriately spooky auditorium of the Masonic Temple.