More than 40 local and national acts are scheduled for this year’s Asheville Fringe. The four-day ticketed portion of the festival runs Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 23-26, with additional parties and free events taking place now through Sunday, Jan. 26.
On Tuesday, Jan. 21, Tyson takes the stage at Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville, where he’ll parse current events in real time.
Robert Dale Walker (of Rough Play theater company) has done an extremely sound job of directing such a bleak play. He has the show stripped to the bare essentials, allowing it to challenge ideology and faith.
From theater and live music to art exhibitions and literature, 2019 produces great works across genres.
Local offerings range from classic ballets, poignant soul searches and snarky send-ups of this month of family drama and heightened emotions.
In spite of the northern setting, the themes of family tradition, hunting and the fragile yet dominating sense of manly pride all ring familiar to anyone who lived in WNC in the 1970s and ’80s.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective serves up Mixed Fandango, a new romantic comedy by Asheville playwright Travis Lowe about three Baltimore couples navigating a turkey day fraught with mishaps.
The play launches, onstage at The BeBe Theater Thursday, Nov. 7-Saturday, Nov. 23 The Sublime Theater’s second season.
The Warren Wilson College theatre department performs Bruce Norris’ award-winning play Nov. 9-10 and Nov. 16-17 at the campus’ Kittredge Theatre.
The original, local comedy runs Nov. 1-24 at The Magnetic Theatre.
The popular contest, now in its 12th year, returns to the Diana Wortham Theatre stage, at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, on Saturday, Nov. 2.
This family’s disintegration looks disturbingly contemporary. Gender wars that date back more than a century continue.
The Pulitzer Prize winner heads to the Attic Salt Theatre Arts Space, Nov. 1-10.
Jaylan Brinson, as Alice Beineke, brings down the house with a magic potion-induced number that ends with her atop the dinner table.
With Halloween proper falling mid-week, the opportunities to celebrate span several days leading up to and following the quintessential autumnal observance.
Immediate Theatre Project’s annual autumn show returns to Isis on Oct. 23.
Judy Calabrese’s Asheville Fringe hit heads to the Tina McGuire Theatre, Oct. 18-19 and 25-26.
While it’s near impossible to see all the productions our wonderfully artistic town has to offer, this one is essential.
Want to add an extra layer of intrigue to your recreation? Try a costumes community bike ride, an LGBTQ+ walking tour, an escape adventure or a figure drawing salon.
“I find that, in Western North Carolina, the vast majority of people and institutions at least aspire to be welcoming,” says Blue Ridge Pride Executive Director Tina White.
Actor and playwright Mike Wiley, as Galloway, delivers a rousing one-man show on the life of the slave, spy, and N.C. senator. The production runs through through Sunday, Oct. 6.