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.
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.
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.
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 show is filled with hard-to-believe conceits and antics, including cross-dressing, mixed-up identities and a few predictable twists. There are just enough sincerely sweet plot lines to make the more loony parts palatable. Regardless, the show had the audience swaying, clapping and cheering at every leg-twisting, hip-shaking turn.
Twelfth Night, Or What You Will continues at Montford Park though Saturday, Aug. 1, with shows Thursday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Pump Boys And Dinettes continues its run at North Buncombe High from Friday, July 10 to Sunday, July 19, and Owen High from Friday, July 24 to Sunday, August 2.
The Underpants is a play adapted by Steve Martin from an early 1900s German work by Carl Sternheim — and the results are just as madcap as you might imagine. It’s currently being staged by Attic Salt Theatre Company as part of the Catalyst Series at N.C. Stage Company.
Over The River and Through The Woods continues its run at Flatrock Playhouse Downtown through Sunday, June 21. It isn’t a downer and it isn’t a comedy: it’s a deft portrait of reality, in all of its humor and sadness.
If Tarocco lacks in story, it overwhelms in sensory stimulation. There is color and light and music – and truly staggering accomplishments of mechanical know-how and finely trained muscles. Tarocco is, above all else, a visual feast.
Nunsense is as much old school variety show as anything, relying on a mixed bag formula aimed at one thing: pure entertainment. And HART delivers with a perfectly cast, and tightly directed production.
Sketch comedy-based two-woman show Parallel Lives stars Neela Munoz and Nichole Hamilton, who give nuanced and broadly bodacious performances.
The Magnetic Theatre makes an official return to a permanent facility at 375 Depot St. in the River Arts District. It’s across the street from the space it left a little over two years ago. A soft opening features Brief Encounters, a series of one-act plays.
Before a word is uttered on stage, the audience is awe-struck by the set. Constructed by Jack Lindsay, it fills the wide ACT stage. It looks and feels like it has been plucked out of New Orleans circa 1950 and dropped into downtown Asheville.
Just in time for the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Haywood Arts Regional Theatre executive director Steve Lloyd brings a nearly three-decade-long labor of love back to the stage.
Tales don’t get much older than Homer’s Iliad — a tale almost as old as time. But An Iliad, now showing at N.C. Stage Company, is a modern variation of the tale, with an intimate approach, giving us a lone poet and a piano player set among the bare stage of a theater.