Different Strokes is the first resident theater company at The Wortham Center (formerly known as The Diana Wortham Theatre). That partnership and the Tina McGuire Theatre debut with the premiere of Different Strokes’ production, ‘The Education of Ted Harris,’ on Thursday, Sept. 12.
Momentum is key to this play, and the ensemble works together well together, almost like a dance choreographed to represent the shifting points of view.
This will be Different Strokes! final show in The BeBe Theatre. The company is moving to a new space in the near future called The Downstage Performing Arts Center.
In 1959, Alabama state senator E.O. Eddins Sr. (renamed Higgins in the play) became aware of a children’s book called The Rabbits’ Wedding, which showed the marriage of a white rabbit to a black rabbit, and demanded that the title be pulled from Alabama public library shelves.
The intersectionality of racial and homosexual prejudice places Shakespeare’s 400-year-old play in the context of contemporary social justice.
Here’s a selection of costumed capers, ghoulish gatherings and pumpkin-spiced parties. From autumnal festivities to puppet shows, there’s a celebration for nearly every reveler.
Different Strokes’ latest play runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from Aug. 17 through Sept. 2 at the theater at Asheville High School.
Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective stages a comedy that will anchor a “FUNraiser” benefitting the group’s plan to open a 120-seat theater space.
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.
The tale centers around the character of Danny, a struggling playwright whose years of rejection might have come to an end. His new show seems destined for greatness. But should he hide behind a false identity and go forward with the production hoping that no one will catch on that he is white?
Different Strokes Performing Arts Collective delivers another socially minded, thought-provoking production with an intriguing Martin Luther King Jr. drama.
The Asheville performing arts collective received playwright David Mamet’s approval for a gender swap production less than 48 hours after contacting his publisher.
Performances are Thursdays through Sundays, Nov. 5-21, at 7:30 p.m., at The BeBe Theatre, with proceeds benefiting Paws on ASD.
Different Strokes Performing Arts Collective’s daring new show — Neil Labute’s The Shape Of Things — is made all the more stunning by the innovation of two different casts of actors taking on the same script.