What’s next for the Asheville Film Festival?

This year’s Film Festival may have been one of the best, but there’s still room for improvement. That was the central theme to emerge from the second annual Asheville Film Festival roundtable discussion, held Dec. 12 at the Chamber of Commerce. The two-hour affair, attended by festival organizers, local filmmakers, writers and supporters, covered a […]

Acting on impulse

Imagine a theater company that’s thrown its script out the window: Ensemble members hear a story for the first time and act on impulse to create a show right before your eyes. For most companies, this kind of challenge would result in chaos. But the Asheville Playback Theatre welcomes it. Stories seldom told: Asheville Playback […]

The devil dances

Sexuality, manipulation, passion and torture are explored in The Convent of the Devil, a production by the White Dog ProjectX, an international dance company based in Asheville. Cloistered lust: In The Convent of the Devil, the repressed sexual fantasies of a vengeful group of nuns take on a life of their own. Based on the […]

Looking homeward

There are few people who have influenced the culture of Asheville as much as Thomas Wolfe. His epic, semi-autobiographical books—particularly Look Homeward, Angel—examined the small-town culture of Asheville in obsessive detail. Back to Dixieland: Julia (Carla Pridgen) and Thomas Wolfe (Tom Dalton) in Return of an Angel. For sharing his vision of this city with […]