Press release from Asheville Community Theatre:
Winner of the 1995 Lawrence Olivier Award for Best New Play, Broken Glass by Arthur Miller (1915 – 2005) is scheduled for three matinee performances by The Autumn Players (TAP) of Asheville Community Theatre (ACT): Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, 2018 in 35below at ACT; Sunday, April 29, 2018 in the Manheimer Room at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. Curtain is at 2:30 pm. Under the direction of Anita Chapman, and in partnership with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNCA Asheville, this is the fourth of six productions of the 2017-18 season of TAP’s Readers Theatre Showcase. Broken Glass will be performed as reader’s theatre. All tickets are $7.00 and are available online at www.ashevilletheatre.org or by phone at 828-254-1320. Any remaining tickets will be sold by cash at the door beginning at 2:00 pm prior to each performance.
In this challenging psychological drama set in November, 1938, a Jewish woman in Brooklyn mysteriously loses the power of her legs. Her paralysis provokes an identity crisis in her husband and becomes a metaphor not only for the brokenness of her marriage, but also for the indifference of the people around her to the reports of atrocities taking place in Germany.
Anita Chapman has directed a variety of concert-style readings for TAP’s Readers Theatre Showcase: The Trip to Bountiful, The Little Foxes, A Delicate Balance, Uncle Vanya, Ghosts, Other Desert Cities, The Winslow Boy, and All Over. For the WNC Historical Association and for OLLI she directed readings of Beneath Shelton Laurel, and for the Asheville History Center, The Raindrop Waltz. Former Chair of The Autumn Players, Ms. Chapman was trained as a Dramaturg at the University of Amsterdam.
The Autumn Players is ACT’s volunteer outreach group consisting of over 100 seasoned actors, directors, writers, and educators dedicated to taking theatre into the community. Since 1992 the company has provided entertainment, enrichment and instruction for thousands of students, seniors, and in-betweens at venues within an hour or more from Asheville.
For more information or for a full schedule of the 2017-18 Readers Theatre Showcase series, please visit www.ashevilletheatre.org.