The show slyly has a lot to say, but keeps it cleverly buried under the circus-like central concept.
The terrific live band is reason enough to see Bright Star, written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.
American Myth Center’s take on the Shakespeare classic returns with a monthlong tour of local libraries.
“We all know burlesque is sexy, but for me, having a joyful pairing of sexy with comedy and other skills is really important,” Madam Onca says.
From the moment the lights come up we feel like we’re in Neil Simon’s version of ‘On Golden Pond.’ The woodsy scenic design by Sandra Lopez is absolutely beautiful. It is one of the production’s greatest assets.
Attic Salt’s production of Stephen Karam’s dark comedy closes out its run at 35below, May 24-26.
Remember those “Keep Asheville Weird” bumper stickers? Local playwright Peter Lundblad reminds us of them fondly, if ruefully, in his brainy new satire Buncombe Tower onstage through Sunday, June 2, at The Magnetic Theatre. His clever conceit is to gather a small tribe of Asheville types in an alternate universe called Wolfe City. It’s the near […]
The Montford Park Players have performed Shakespeare’s plays since 1973. In recent years, the group has incorporated other classically inspired works into its line-up, including original work and plays for young audiences.
David Mamet wrote this play in 1992, and the topics appear even more vivid and relevant now.
This play reminds audiences that if we spend our life bitterly struggling to fulfill our dreams, in the end, our biggest regret will be that we didn’t enjoy the journey.
‘Broken Bone Bathtub’ strips not only the performer, but also the veneer of theatricality, and achieves something more honest and human than expected.
The second iteration is slated for Monday, April 22, at The Mothlight with Chris Rodrigues and Abby the Spoon Lady, Laura Blackley and Tina & Her Pony; Forty Fingers & a Missing Tooth; Hilliary Begley; Tom Peters; Josh McClure of Jus Twerk; Kathleen Hahn of Danceclub Asheville; Kevin Evans and Lauren Napoli of Aerial Space.
UNCA students will stage a Black Mountain College-inspired theatrical production in April, then take it to the Edinburgh Fringe Festive in Scotland this summer.
The magical combo of wistful nostalgia mixed with a hint of the comically absurd makes this show is a charmer, whether the viewer is a dog lover or not.
The Artistic Horizons program “gives local artists the opportunity to pursue new creative paths in the theater,” says the ACT website. “The 2019-20 Artistic Horizons season will consist of three shows performed in 35below; each of these three shows will receive three performances over one weekend.”
Like all great children’s classics, it’s wise nonsense for audiences of all ages.
Silent Sky helps us fantasize about a perfect galaxy where everyone has equal opportunities.
On Friday, April 19, ACA will debut The Warp & The Weft at Magnetic 375.
It may not have the subtlety and wit of “Saturday Night Live” sketches, which it resembles, but Action Move: The Play, written by Chicago-based playwrights Joe Faust and Richard Ragsdale, is very much in the spirit of The Magnetic Theatre’s original satires.
This pairing of one acts from the post-World War II era of what was known as absurdist theater were often presented together to create a full evening.
What makes this production stand out among the offerings in Asheville is the choice to tackle the absurdists. These playwrights are disruptive, and their goal is to shake up expectations, especially about the meaning of existence.