While it’s unlikely that viewers leave two-person drama ‘The Mercy Seat’ laughing or smiling, but it’s a production that will stick with audiences for a while.
Attic Salt’s production of the Bill C. Davis comedy runs Fridays-Sundays, April 6-22, at 35below.
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.
At this phase in his career, Rothko believes that color is merely an instrument that informs emotion. As he ages, Rothko feels the same pressures that, a generation earlier, he proudly imposed upon the likes of Picasso.
When a show is called St. Nicholas, it seems likely it’s a Christmas piece about a certain bearded character in a red suit. But not the St. Nicholas that’s playing through Sunday, Oct. 22, at 35below. Written by Conor McPherson, this is a monologue play about an unnamed and burned-out theater critic who is obsessed […]
The play examines a dizzying series of events in the lives of two young British strangers who meet at a barbecue. They chase each other through ups and downs, infidelities, crossroads, marriage proposals and encounters with mortality.
The play, produced by the locally based Ellipsis Theater Company, is a tale of new neighbors and rocky relationships.
in and around Asheville, there’s also plenty of music, comedy, dancing, dining, volunteering and even Drag Queen Bingo to commemorate the occasion.
Those with a deeper-than-passing knowledge of musical theater over the past 60- plus years might better appreciate some of the comedy, but it is not required. The humor still works for even a Broadway neophyte.
It’s a romping, riotous 90-minute staging for all ages, rife with puns and subtle references to other famed Broadway shows. Performances will take place at 35below on Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 6-22.
Accomplished local actor Bradshaw Call, who has done the show here for three years now, has put his own scruffy, hipster mark on the piece.
Upcoming performances of the Hollywood-based, one-woman play are at 35 Below on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., from May 13-22.
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?
Nineteenth century Russian theater and 21st century satire come together for laughs and a dose of self-examination. The inspired meeting takes place in Attic Salt Theatre Company’s intimate production of Christopher Durang Tony-winning play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.
On Thursday, Nov. 19, the stories shared at “Listen to This” will take a decidedly dark turn thanks to the Thanksgiving theme “Dining with the Enemy.”
One Wednesday a month Adam Jack Arthur and his co-host, Troy Burnette, invite local performers to answer questions from a thoroughly researched stack of several hundred topics ranging from beer, superstitions and various geeky minutiae. That event, Super Happy Trivia Challenge, returns Wednesday, Oct. 21.
“It’s a strange process; it’s like osmosis,” says producer, writer and director Waylon Wood of his latest play, Letters and Notes Found on the Windshield at the Piggly Wiggly Parking Lot. It opens at Asheville Community Theatre’s black box performance space 35below on Friday, May 8.
Gather ’round, folks — it’s story time. Asheville Community Theatre’s monthly storytelling series, Listen to This: Stories in Performance, closes its fourth season this week.
You think your summer job is bad? Listen to this group of storytellers (part of the Listen to This: Stories in Performance series) wax comedic about the ways they spent their summers. Thursday, July 28, 7:30 p.m. at 35below.
The characters are for the most part washed up, jealous, bitter, uncertain about careers, their own attractiveness, the fidelity of lovers, and in the case of the two who bring AIDS into the little loving company, their very lives.
You may not have heard of Diana Vreeland before you see Asheville Community Theatre’s current production of “Full Gallop,” but afterwards, you will never forget her.