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 […]
This weekend at the BeBe Theatre, Zealot Productions presents Romance, a comedy by David Mamet and a hilarious antidote to traditional holiday theater.
Xpress is proud to announce the 2007 Holiday Guide Cover Art Contest Exhibit!
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 […]
Ani DiFranco’s performance at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium was packed, poetic, political and infused with her unforgettable showmanship
Here at the Xpress we are proud to announce a new user-friendly way to keep up with Asheville’s eclectic nightlife and music scene: our newly revamped Clubland section!
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 […]
On cold nights, when the wind howls and the house creaks, the imagination comes to life. And no matter how warm and snug the blankets are, one can’t help but wonder about the creatures lurking under the bed. Fright night: Center Stage Dance Ensemble proves what you’ve probably suspected all along: There are few things […]
Of the tragedies written by William Shakespeare, Macbeth is one of the most haunting. Right away, the opening scene sets the stage for the dark, supernatural elements that make this story so affecting. Come what come may: Lady Macbeth (Jenn Miller Cribbs) and Thane Macbeth (Charlie Flynn-McIver) strike a murderous pose. Beginning in a misty […]
The Mountain Xpress is happy to announce the winners of our ticket give away for the Broadway National Tour of Hairspray, performed at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.
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 […]