Theater devotees and outdoor enthusiasts unite for two evenings of free alfresco performance. UWABE — Art in the Park meanders throughout Grove Park (338 Charlotte St.) to present three dances, each derived from the natural landscape. During “Biosphere,” a giant puppet among open fields probes into our changing planet’s effects on the human condition. “Radiant […]
Following the success of Fox & Beggar Theatre‘s ethereal and visually stunning debut, Animalia, the theater company’s founder Nat Allister is hosting a similarly whimsical event to raise funds for Animalia‘s Southeastern tour. The fundraising party, Aquila, will feature live world music, art installations by Chris Sams and Travis Eagledove of the Ancient Art Salon and plenty of the circus […]
In a brave new production of Diana Son’s play Stop Kiss, the audience is confronted with the uncomfortable reminder of how recently we, as a society, were far less accepting of same-sex relationships. And, while not as shocking as it may have been a decade ago, Stop Kiss still has major impact. Not so much […]
The Fox & Beggar Theater debuts with surreal circus experience Animalia “He breathes in the wet dawn through / his mottled skin, soaks in its vitality / until his old heart thumps with delight / and he jumps off his bed of lettuce leaves / and moss hairs / into the ruddy mud.” So goes […]
Let’s say your father was a distinguished mathematical genius, and now you show signs of inheriting his gift. Great, right? But your dad eventually deteriorated into mental illness, and you might have inherited that, too. That is (sort of) the dilemma of Catherine (Trinity Smith) in David Auburn’s Proof.
Part band, part theatre company, part children’s-book-writing team, PigPen Theatre Co. raises the bar on multitalented. Touring as both a theatre company and a band, the seven-man ensemble will focus on their folksy musical stylings at The Millroom this Saturday.
A small group of writers, hipsters and creative minds were invited back for the dress rehearsal of N.C. Stage’s new production, Venus In Fur, on Tuesday, March 18. The same group had observed a scene rehearsal two weeks prior, sparking a smattering of blogs, tweets and word-of-mouth buzz over the scintillating production.
Two Equinox events take place in Asheville on Friday, March 21.
Anam Cara Theatre performs the dark comedy at Toy Boat Community Art Space, Fridays and Saturdays, March 21, 22, 28 and 29.
Local dance instructor Lisa Zahiya and bellydancer Zoe Jakes, of Beats Antique, collaborate on a show. Performances on Wednesday and Thursday, March 19 and 20.
“Awards Show” — one of the sketch comedy troupe’s only two full-length programs for this year — takes place March 7 and 8 and 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., at NC Stage.
Local showgirl troupe Les Femmes Mystique appears at White Horse Black Mountain on Saturday, March 1. The program celebrates the Internet decade with dance, comedy, live music, circus arts and games. Photo by Duncan Chaboudy.
The local variety show returns on Saturday, Feb. 15 at Toy Boat Community Art Space. Photo courtesy of Indulge Images
Relive the high points from local sketch comedy troupe LYLAS’s sold-out show, “Turning Over A New LYLAS.” Image from the group’s Facebook page.
Sketch comedy troupe LYLAS presents an all-new show at 35below, Jan. 16-25.
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.
Edgy, existential and eclectic, adult puppet show “Sh*tfarmer” (performed on Dec. 6) offered salve for modern day angst.
Writer/director Nathan Ives’ romantic comedy, “It’s Not You, It’s Me,” attempts to fill us in on the machinations behind the baffling decisions our loved ones make. The indie-film, by a former Asheville resident, was screened at Carolina Cinemas on Tuesday.
La Reina doesn’t have a genre to contain it. The show features a collage of ancient texts and travels from Antiquity, the Golden, Classical and Dark Ages, to the Medieval and Reformation period. Using shadow puppetry, brightly-illuminated backdrops, stunning costumes, movement-theater and a live electronic soundscape, the production takes on a dream-like quality. It is as if a wild, somewhat surreal vision is playing out before the audience, and its tempo is slow and unhurried.
Dramady “Steel Magnolias” was first staged in ’87. The story, about a group of women in Natchitoches, La., was written by playwright Robert Harling around the death of his sister. The local production at Asheville Community Theatre is directed by Michael Lilly and runs through Sunday, Aug. 18. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.. Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Mother-daughter reviewers Becky Upham and Cicely Upham discuss.
The only program of its kind in the area, Open Hearts Art Center will hold its annual talent show/fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 24. The local nonprofit provides creative adult day programs for adults with disabilities. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)