After his 1994 graduation, Robb Smith left his hometown. Like a story from an independent gay movie, he jumped on a Greyhound bus bound for Asheville, where he started a new life — complete with a drag persona — with the help of an accepting uncle.
Honor Moor’s new play tickles the funny bone over our nation’s political divide.
There’s an inherent passion behind this production. By the end, we find ourselves searching for that skylight in our own lives — a moment when we built something beautiful in an attempt to mend something terrible that we did for the sake of love.
“I’ve been doing this Christmas show for 12 years,” Waters says. “Even when I made all the movies, I use to always do a show called This Filthy World or An Evening with John Waters. It began when I use to tour with the movies to introduce them. I’ve always had a stage show of some kind or other — I never gave up on Vaudeville.”
Because of Maria Buchanan’s incredible performance, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better show than ‘The Tweleve Dates of Christmas’ this season.
Montford Park Players and Different Strokes! are both excellent local theater companies. Their partnership proves to be a triumphant venture.
Dial M For Murder grabs hold of us and doesn’t easily let go, rattling the chains of Hitchcock in an honorable way. Here’s hoping Flat Rock Playhouse incorporates more thrillers into its future seasons.
This production, illuminated by prismatic light, is staged beautifully in the round. The direction by Steve Lloyd is marvelously attentive with gorgeous costumes by Julie Kinter that are reflective of a dreamy, bygone era.
It’s no wonder that The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [Revised] is such a popular play in the Asheville area. It’s an automatic crowd-pleasing comedy.
Since the play is set in our home state, it helps bring a sense of realism to this production. This is a show to see with friends. It’s an absolute laugh riot, and the hysterical cast is truly outstanding.
If you like traditional rom-coms, this is the play for you. Significant Other, written by local playwright and Xpress contributor Jeff Messer is showing on HCT’s second stage through Sunday, July 9.
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.
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.
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.
The intellectual play is onstage through Sunday, April 2.
The Submission is a foul-mouthed, menacing play by Jeff Talbot, which aims to hold a mirror up to our prejudices. Different Strokes!’ production is staged at the BeBe Theatre through Saturday, Feb. 25.
For a mere 24 hours, the drama students from four Henderson County high schools divided into teams to write and perform a 10-minute play directed by one of the drama teachers.
Originally published in 1843 to mass appeal, Charles Dickens’ story remains a dark page-turning ghost story, best experienced by a crackling fireside. Flat Rock Playhouse manages to bring that firelight to the main stage with this hauntingly beautiful rendition, showing through Saturday, Dec. 17.
Through her art, actress, muse and model Patti D’Arbanville tells many stories. She can often be found honing her craft at Tryon Arts and Crafts School; she’s now a resident of Tryon will be the featured in The Artist of the Year Gallery Show in February.
Saying “it’s perfect timing” to stage Sam Shepard’s dark-comedy is an understatement. As the fate of our nation hangs in the balance, Anam Cara Theatre Company has set off quite the political cherry bomb on the local theater scene.
This production is marvelous and maturely executed. Live From WVL Radio Theater: The Headless Hessian of Sleepy Hollow and Other American Horror Stories runs through Sunday, Oct. 16. Don’t miss it as it appears like an apparition, then vanishes as quickly as it came.