I'd like to thank the worker-owners of Firestorm Café — Emma Chandler, Evan Edwards, Scott Evans, Meg Hen, Daniel Lee, Sara Lynch-Thomason, Joe Rinehart, Eli Scott and Rebbecca Soup — for their collective comment in last week's issue [Commentary, "Sound Bite Vandalism: An Anarchist Response to Media Hysteria," May 12]. At a time of great […]
If the recent news of ecological catastrophe in the Gulf, or (closer to home) vandalism and hate crimes in Our Fair City have got you feeling a little down, take my advice: Give N.C. Stage a buzz and reserve a ticket for What the Butler Saw, the near-perfect farce by British playwright Joe Orton currently running at the little theatre on Stage Lane.
The more shows I see Montford’s intrepid players undertake, the more fond of them I become. It’s community theater at its best, as far as I’m concerned. The vibe with the audience is supportive and enthusiastic, and you can’t help but feel that everyone, both onstage and off, is having a tremendously good time.
The play is good entertainment, full of comic quirks and flights of fancy, and yet it also feels intelligent and profound. If that profundity turns out to be less real than imagined, well, you can’t expect to have your lobster bisque and eat it too.
There’s something to be said for knowing one’s place in the world, and a show presented at “The Usual Joli Grey Admiral’s Vault, Social Aid, Yacht Club, and Speakeasy off Broadway” is one that is definitely not afraid to embrace the local.
ACDT’s current full-length show is a spectacular and moving program of original dance.
The girls are back! Asheville’s first and only female sketch-comedy troupe presents its latest material.
From the Immediate Theatre Project and N.C. Stage: This inventive adaptation of the classic tale earns its place as an anticipated local holiday tradition.
A daring and successful start to N.C. Stage’s 8th season.
Jason Petty creates this show about Marty Robbins, the successful and eclectic country and western singer.
A strong close to the Players’ 37th season, running through Oct. 4.
Crazy Bag at N.C. Stage: There was laughter, there were tears, there was a standing ovation. It was clear that the material itself and its presentation resonated very strongly with everyone. Well, almost everyone.
Montford Park Players takes on Shakespeare’s strange and complicated (and obscure) Cymbeline. Tragedy? Romance? “Problem play”? Read on and find out.
Following last year’s Heathers and The Twilight Zone, Dark Horse Theatre adapts the 1995 noir comedy The Last Supper for the stage.
Let’s suppose the end-of-the-workday routine of cheap pitchers and ESPN has grown a bit stale for you … Here’s my suggestion: come 7:15, grab your drinking buddy and head down to Commerce Street. Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre’s current show, The Physics of Happy Hour, will not only defy the gravity of your postmodern ennui, they’ll also wet your whistle for you.
A high-intensity comedic romp: The show appeals to anyone who has enough experience with Shakespeare’s work to find him profound, intimidating and more than a little annoying. Which is to say, most of us.
“Songs About Killing” and “Songs About Being Poor As Job’s Turkey”: A Review of Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash Musical, now on stage at Flat Rock Playhouse.
Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre presents “Tropicana Cabaret Celebrating the Life of La Lupé,” the famous Cuban singer and dancer whose repertoire and passionate stage antics Castro considered “anti-revolutionary.”
Theatre UNCA takes on the sophisticated and challenging play Urinetown, the Musical.