About the plays

The sounds of shellshock: EbZb Productions recalls the Big One with War Bonds.

The Anatomy of Melancholy, P. O’Connor Puppets: a life-sized exploration of depression.

Bachelor Pad, Asheville Community Theatre: reviving the swingin’ ’60s.

Beautiful Thing, Raleigh Ensemble Players: young love in gritty working-class London.

Beauty and the Beast, Taradiddle Players: the classic kids’ tale.

Elephant Sighs, Broach Theatre and Occasional Theatre: Lawyer joins men’s club, gets more self-help than he bargained for.

The Fever, Tom Glynn: Controversial one-man tour-de-force wherein a wealthy American businessman confronts his responsibility to the Third World.

I Am My Own Wife, PlayMakers Repertory Company: German transvestite survives the early 20th century.

Intimate E-pistles, Off Tryon Theatre Company: Cyrano and Roxane, the high-tech version.

The Last Five Years, Asheville Arts Center: the relationship as musical.

The Lonesome West, Temple Theatre of Sanford: Irish brothers try to make peace following their father’s death.

Lost Highway, Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre: singing the life of Hank Williams, Sr.

The Melville Boys, Flat Rock Playhouse: A fishing trip takes a turn into deep romantic waters.

Miss Julie, North Carolina Stage Company: sex, power and social class in the 19th century.

Neat: A Bar Play, Redundant Theatre Company Theatre: the Asheville bar scene, exposed.

The Nightingale, Grey Seal Puppets: from the Hans Christian Andersen tale.

Pinocchio, Flat Rock YouTheatre: The nose knows.

Senator Sam, Blowing Rock Stage Company: North Carolina’s most famous country lawyer, Sam Ervin, offers his thoughts on the eve of Nixon’s resignation.

Stones in His Pockets, North Carolina Stage Company: Hollywood invades Ireland.

Transactors Improv Company: self-discovery on the spot.

War Bonds, Eb Zb Productions: an epistolary exploration of World War II.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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