New York-based Aquila Theatre Company’s annual “two plays in two days” tradition sees the same cast performing two different productions on back-to-back nights in Asheville. The first show follows the plight of English lovers thwarted by fate in a new production of Emily Brontë’s mid-1800s classic Wuthering Heights, while the second calls on William Shakespeare for a tale of disloyalty and magical revenge from his early 1600s work The Tempest. Aquila, heavily awarded for its “enthralling and mesmerizing live performances,” visits 60-70 cities per year in a mission to “make classical works accessible to the greatest number.” Both shows take place at Diana Wortham Theatre and begin at 8 p.m., with Wuthering Heights showing on Friday, Jan. 30, and The Tempest on Saturday, Jan. 31. $10-$35. dwtheatre.com. Photo by Richard Termine
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