“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.”
“This is to alert your readers to a performance far above what is commonly available. The N.C. Stage Company is putting on An Iliad through April 19.”
The performance, the first in a planed series, is called Temple of the Muse: Reclamation of Stolen Fire and features puppets and butoh, cabaret and theatrical dance performances by local and visiting artists.
The Altamont Theatre recently revealed that it will re-open. One of the current owners, Sam Katz , filled Xpress in on plans for the revamped venue, what changes to expect, and how the new Altamont Theatre will work with neighboring venue Asheville Music Hall
The makers of Sex and How to Have It will add one more chapter to their how-to sketch comedy series before transplanting The Magnetic Theatre to its new River Arts District home in early 2015. Food and How to Eat It!, produced and directed by Steven Samuels, stars Magnetic veterans Katie Langwell, Valerie Meiss, Glenn […]
All the world may be a stage, but the players came out to support each other at Montford Park Player’s Masquerade Ball.
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.