The show is a lean, tension-filled piece that gives both actors a chance to run the emotional gamut.
HART’s production is a romantic comedy that celebrates love’s triumph. Deftly embedded in the play are the persistent sexist and ageist attitudes that Austen highlighted in her 1811 novel.
With decaying tongue placed firmly in rotting cheek, the play delights from first notes to final bows.
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.
This production is designed to make audiences howl with laughter, and it more than delivers, including a curtain call with all seven actors racing in and out of doors, chasing each other wildly until the all emerge for a well-earned bow.
In his director’s notes, Steve Lloyd acknowledges the 1990 production of Fiddler On The Roof that ushered in his role as executive director at Haywood Arts Regional Theatre. Now, 27 years later, Fiddler is back on HART’s stage. The show runs through Sunday, July 30.
Arthur Miller’s first big-hit play, All My Sons from 1947, is an intimate and moving tale of a munitions manufacturer in Ohio following World War II.
Haywood Arts Regional Theatre’s production, onstage through Sunday, June 12, is visually spectacular and a charming show.
There is one place where the holidays work out perfectly (or perfectly imperfectly): on the stage. And this year, local theater companies are pulling out the stops.
Haywood Arts Regional Theatre is serving up something spooky for the season.
Just in time for the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Haywood Arts Regional Theatre executive director Steve Lloyd brings a nearly three-decade-long labor of love back to the stage.
The sparse staging of Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden, performed in the Haywood Arts Region Theatre‘s new Feichter Studio, puts the focus on a trio of actors. They are confronted by harrowing pasts and deadly choices in the present that may bend the future of a recently democratized nation. The use of an old […]
There’s an old saying that goes, “Theater has been failing for thousands of years.” The mid-2000s saw some lean times for the arts, and many theater organizations have struggled to maintain, reinvent and grow new audiences. But 2014 felt like a page had turned for the better on most counts. The arts in general (and […]
Water shutoffs in Detroit, the recent takeover attempt of Asheville’s water system by the State of North Carolina: Haywood Arts Regional Theatre’s staging of the oddball musical smash Urinetown is timely. The show is all about people living under a public utilities nightmare scenario where water is restricted to levels of personal discomfort and hygiene. […]
Remember Neil Sedaka? Remember when the Catskills was a legendary place of song and comedy? Chances are, if you do, you’ll be right at home with Haywood Arts Regional Theatre’s new production of the toe-tapping, tuneful jukebox musical, Breaking Up is Hard to Do, featuring the music of Sedaka. Jukebox musicals are gaining in popularity: […]
Christy Bishop portrays Zelda Fitzgerald in this one-woman show with as much virtuosity, as much invention and commitment as one will ever see on stage. Anywhere.
It takes superb actors to play badly on purpose without winking, and both Steve Lloyd and Casey Morris are brilliantly up to the task in David Mamet’s comedy.
The Little Foxes is the terribly sad but wildly entertaining story of one of the worst families imaginable.
The juke-box musical’s been a hit at theatres worldwide, and the HART audience’s palpable enthusiasm on opening night made it clear why. Holly’s music just makes you want to dance — any old way you please.
Everyone leaves the theatre feeling like they learned something, or at least re-learned something, about the preciousness of life and friendship.
HART’s production has all that musical theatre requires for a good time: sassy sexiness, big dance numbers and a plot that engages and remains relevant 35 years after its debut.