The play was written by Larry Larson and Levi Lee nearly 40 years ago. Of course, the Cold War era of the early 1980s informs the anxiety of the world being left a smoldering heap with few surviving. And it still works well today.
The Totally Rad ’80s Dance Party fundraiser for Attic Salt Theatre Company takes place July 14 at the theatre’s Arts Space.
As the titular Oliver, Faith Creech is exuberance and charm wrapped in a skilled young actor. She shines the minute she takes the stage.
The one-woman play about Rebecca Boone comes to the Folk Art Center on June 30.
With ‘The Love List’ we are reminded that the perfect person doesn’t exist, and it’s often our flaws that make us unique and lovable.
The play is told in confessional moments, directed at the audience. These give way to flashbacks that fill in gaps. The conclusion will leave the audience a little teary-eyed but also enriched
Jerry, played by Corey Link, and his best friend Dave (Michael Crosa) must find new jobs in a rust-belt town with few options. Lurking beneath their tough exteriors, these unemployed steel mill workers fear being losers.
Worth mentioning, the Hazel Robinson Amphitheater is, itself a character in this production. The setting allows for the actors to dart into the audience, chirping birds add to the ambiance, and when the first stars come out, the spell of a midsummer’s night is complete.
Director Aaron Snook began to search for a time in American history with a similar feel and discovered plenty of parallels in the Reconstruction era — specifically, the legendary Appalachian feud between the Hatfield and McCoy families.
SART’s summer season is a full slate of diverse shows, kicking off with the raucous comedy ‘Don’t Dress For Dinner’ (May 31 – June 17).
At its heart, Guys and Dolls is a story about the redemptive power of love. The clash of religious morality and the amoral streets of New York never overshadows the lightheartedness of the story.
The “comedic love letter to all levels of pop-culture fandom” debuts May 24 at The Magnetic Theatre.
While it’s unlikely that viewers leave two-person drama ‘The Mercy Seat’ laughing or smiling, but it’s a production that will stick with audiences for a while.
Premiering Friday, May 11 at the Asheville Masonic Temple, When Adonis Calls reveals the intimate exchanges between an older, been-there, done-that-type writer and a young, eager fan.
There’s a charming vintage quality to ‘Blithe Spirit’ that truly resonates. The show is onstage though May 19.
HART’s production is a romantic comedy that celebrates love’s triumph. Deftly embedded in the play are the persistent sexist and ageist attitudes that Austen highlighted in her 1811 novel.
D.L. Coburn’s 1976 Pulitzer Prize-winning play opens on an old man playing solitaire. Weller Martin seems content enough in this low-end retirement community. But when he meets the new resident Fonsia Dorsey he is more than eager to cheer her up and teach her the game of gin.
This haunting production follows a despondent and drifting young blogger/journalist in search of a career-making story about corruption.
Created by Asheville-based playwright Brenda Lunsford Lilly, the production is a sly 1960s homage to Henrik Ibsen’s notable play, A Doll’s House. The show remains onstage through Saturday, May 5.
In the story, Anne tries to live as normal a life as anyone could in this situation, even as her world crumbles around her. She mostly keeps a bright attitude, believing that people are basically good at heart.
The experience of Failure is one that transports the audience, and will cause more than a few lumps in the throat as viewers are show something akin to a Sam Shepard play adapted by Wes Anderson.