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.
Outside under the stars seems a perfect fit for Jane Austen’s classic romance, Pride and Prejudice, onstage through Saturday, Sept. 24.
This is the story of three Mississippi sisters who’ve drifted apart, but when Babe shoots her abusive husband, tongues start wagging all over town. This stirs wild, wandering songstress Meg homeward to their grandfather’s house where their faithful sister Lenny has been a caregiver.
The musical version, by Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick, is now showing on Flat Rock Playhouse’s main stage through Saturday, Aug. 20.
The story, by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, is set in River City, Iowa, during the summer of 1912. When a clever con artist known as Professor Harold Hill, played by Brian Robinson, steps off the train, he means business. This classic musical is performed through Saturday, July 9.
Despite flaws, the fun was infectious and TLT’s packed audience was in love with this hit production.
The play, performed at at N.C. Stage Company through May 1, theorizes that a different breed of people exist past the midnight hour.
The 1960 Edward Albee-penned play is among ITP’s most ballsy ventures to date. The show, directed by Hans Meyer, stars Michael MacCauley and Callan White as George and Martha, two iconic roles made famous in celluloid by Richard Burton and an explosive Elizabeth Taylor.
For those turned off by classical theater, Montford Park Players 44th season opener, staged at the gorgeous Masonic Temple, may change their outlook altogether. An Evening Celebrating Shakespeare includes the one-act plays The Dark Lady of the Sonnets by George Bernard Shaw and The Upstart Crow by Vincent Dowling.
It is unclear when this production of Fiction, written by Steven Dietz, officially begins. Perhaps it’s while meandering through the Five Points neighborhood just off Merrimon Ave. Or just as we’re making our way up the steep stone steps of Forsythia Hall.
As written, Oleanna forces us to contemplate our thoughts on other cases of sexual harassment and alleged rape. Where should the line be drawn, and what is going too far? What truths do we not see behind the closed door?
The TV movie, based on Dolly Parton’s autobiographical song, airs at 9 p.m. Christmas Day, on NBC.