Matt Cosper’s talent is depriving audiences of normalcy, and his tools are a story and a stage — or sometimes not. The Charlotte playwright and director’s last experimental theater work Bohemian Grove began in a 15-passenger van, and the following scenes (if you can call a car ride with Cosper and a soundtrack a scene) involved attendees stalking characters around a South Carolina farm. Another of his brainchildren — also developed and produced by XOXO, the artist collective Cosper founded — will travel even farther from home, stopping in Asheville. I Wont Hurt You is a sensual dissection of heartbreak and healing that employs acting, poetry and dance to entertain while spurring introspection. Toy Boat Community Art Space hosts the visiting ensemble Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25, at 8 p.m. $15. toyboatcommunityartspace.com. Photo courtesy of XOXO
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