Seeger celebrates a man who deserves to be remembered, and Asheville is the perfect place to do this show: The musician’s half-sister Peggy Seeger, herself a celebrated folk singer, lived here for many years and was a prominent member of the local music scene.
Such a positive focus is what we need right now. If Annie has taught us anything, it’s that, despite it all, the sun will come out tomorrow.
The explosive, exciting and hard-to-explain production is onstage at The Magnetic Theatre through Saturday, July 1.
Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective stages a comedy that will anchor a “FUNraiser” benefitting the group’s plan to open a 120-seat theater space.
The play examines a dizzying series of events in the lives of two young British strangers who meet at a barbecue. They chase each other through ups and downs, infidelities, crossroads, marriage proposals and encounters with mortality.
On Saturday, June 3, Hood Huggers will celebrate a new partnership with Voices United (a youth theater program that teaches young people to write, produce and perform in their own musicals) and Asheville Creative Arts (a local children’s theater company) by producing Ancestors in the Garden, a music and art event at the Peace Garden.
There have been great film adaptations that linger in the minds of viewers — Simon Levy’s script is cinematic itself, giving us rapid scene changes and sometimes shifting location for only a handful of lines of dialog.
The play tells the tale of a wealthy Athenian known for his excessive generosity. It runs through Saturday, May 27.
Sometimes the very best stories simply drift along, serving as a delicate reflection of the ordinary. After all, for the most part, that is life. The poignant play On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson — just such a story — opens Parkway Playhouse’s 2017 season. It runs through Saturday, through May 27.
Why are two women playing Matt Damon and Ben Affleck? Director Angie Flynn-McIver says cross-gender casting is the only way to rightfully perform Withers and Kaling’s script.
The show, onstage at The Magnetic Theatre through Saturday, June 3, deals with a white couple who’ve settled in a predominantly black neighborhood in hopes that, as the area gentrifies, their investment will pay off handsomely. But in this play, systemic racism plays out not through dreams deferred as much as through nightmares, real and imagined.
The play, produced by the locally based Ellipsis Theater Company, is a tale of new neighbors and rocky relationships.
Agnes of God means for us to question our faith in something as powerful yet invisible as the wind. Brevard Little Theatre’s production of the profound play by John Pielmeir is staged at the American Legion Hall through Sunday, May 7.
In the 1950s and ’60s, Leiber and Stoller were on the top of their game, knocking out hit after hit, recorded by the likes of Elvis, The Drifters, The Coasters and many others.
The best advice here is to hold on tightly and be prepared for a wild ride. At its essence, this bunch is mostly seeking romance with other characters from the script, but not finding that sentiment returned.
There’s some Bob Newhart-ensemble vibes mixed with a “Laverne and Shirley” sensibility, wedged into a late-in-its-run episode of “Mork And Mindy.” It’s odd, quirky and filled with manic flourishes.
Asheville Creative Arts bravely tackles a show for children that is also designed to appeal to adults. It runs through Sunday, April 9.
This year’s Arts Fest features visual artist, writer and photographer Clarissa Sligh; singer-songwriter and peace activist David LaMotte; and found materials artist and lecturer David Hess. The three-day event includes lectures, exhibits, readings and much more.
When Attic Salt founders Marci Bernstein and Jeff Catanese moved their company to Asheville from New York, officially relaunched in 2013, The Nerd was hot on their radar. “We tried to get the rights and got turned down,” Bernstein says.
Asheville Creative Arts performs The Little Red Riding Hood Show at The Magnetic Theatre April 7-9.
Directed by Chanda Calentine, the show is a wonder of motion and energy. The Belk space lends itself to clever staging. A cast of 13 actors play more than 100 roles, from members of the Royal British Navy, to pirates, islanders and orphans of an assortment of ages and genders.