Tarocco is a quintessentially Asheville production. Part play, part dance and part circus, it uses the fool’s journey of the tarot to tell the story of a wounded World War I soldier, played by Ross Daniel, as he lies dying behind enemy lines.
The show is a tour de force for two actors, who assume the identities of the population of Tuna, Texas. It is a small town with the kind of colorful characters who would feel right at home at a Donald Trump rally.
The story, by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, is set in River City, Iowa, during the summer of 1912. When a clever con artist known as Professor Harold Hill, played by Brian Robinson, steps off the train, he means business. This classic musical is performed through Saturday, July 9.
The show contains adult language and delves into issues of racial relations. HCT is to be commended for its courage, and applauded for the deft execution of such delicate material.
Though there’s a carnival theme to Sideshow, the new production by Dark Horse Theatre, onstage at N.C. Stage Company, it’s not intended for children. The series of vignettes, each interpreting one of the seven deadly sins, is dark and disturbing.
Different Strokes Performing Arts Collective delivers another socially minded, thought-provoking production with an intriguing Martin Luther King Jr. drama.
Haywood Arts Regional Theatre’s production, onstage through Sunday, June 12, is visually spectacular and a charming show.
Most people know Arthur Miller’s 1949 Pulitzer-winning drama, Death Of A Salesman. The play is almost part of our collective DNA. Yet audiences will be surprised by the new production that is underway in the River Arts District.
Despite flaws, the fun was infectious and TLT’s packed audience was in love with this hit production.
The show is a lean, mean 90 minutes, with no intermission, and leaves the audience on its feet, cheering by the end. It manages to tell the compelling tale of the early days of rock ‘n’ roll, while also feeling intimate.
If you enjoy Southern-fried comedy, plucked right out of a family reunion in a Texas trailer park, then Haywood Arts Regional Theatre’s 2016 season opener, The Red Velvet Cake War, is right up your alley. It’s onstage at Haywood Arts Regional Theatre through Sunday, April 17.
The play, performed at at N.C. Stage Company through May 1, theorizes that a different breed of people exist past the midnight hour.
For those turned off by classical theater, Montford Park Players 44th season opener, staged at the gorgeous Masonic Temple, may change their outlook altogether. An Evening Celebrating Shakespeare includes the one-act plays The Dark Lady of the Sonnets by George Bernard Shaw and The Upstart Crow by Vincent Dowling.
The latest offering, All in the Timing by David Ives, is a collection of smart, savvy and funny one-act plays. Ives’s writing is challenging yet accessible for young actors, and the short form is perfect for scene-study work.
Just in time for election season, Anam Cara Theatre Company’s production of The Government Inspector has hit the stage at Toy Boat Community Artspace. The play, a highly entertaining comedy-of-errors, is an adaptation of a 19th century Russian satire by Nicholi Gogol.
This is not the first time local audiences have experienced Savanti. The show began as a short play as part of the Magnetic Midnight series several years ago. It was popular enough to warrant a fuller treatment, and was produced in 2013 during Magnetic’s tenure at the BeBe Theatre.
The latest production, Matters of Choice, consists of three original one-act offerings by local playwright Sue Bargeloh.
It is unclear when this production of Fiction, written by Steven Dietz, officially begins. Perhaps it’s while meandering through the Five Points neighborhood just off Merrimon Ave. Or just as we’re making our way up the steep stone steps of Forsythia Hall.
Scheming leads to misdirect and deception as Jeeves juggles the lives and ambitions of the characters who always circle back to him for guidance and enlightenment.
If you like a healthy dose of the unusual and quirky, when it comes to live entertainment, the 14th annual Asheville Fringe Arts Festival has just what you are looking for. Fringe, by definition, is on the outer edges of the mainstream, so it is safe for audiences to expect the unexpected.
As written, Oleanna forces us to contemplate our thoughts on other cases of sexual harassment and alleged rape. Where should the line be drawn, and what is going too far? What truths do we not see behind the closed door?