The show, onstage at The Magnetic Theatre through Saturday, June 3, deals with a white couple who’ve settled in a predominantly black neighborhood in hopes that, as the area gentrifies, their investment will pay off handsomely. But in this play, systemic racism plays out not through dreams deferred as much as through nightmares, real and imagined.
The Jacob Higginbotham Show, starring John Crutchfield, is onstage at The Magnetic Theatre through Saturday, Sept. 12, with performances Thursdays to Saturdays, at 7:30 p.m.
John Crutchfield’s latest play is built upon a small selection from a much larger unpublished work in prose called The Intimate Journals of Jacob Higginbotham. It runs at The Magnetic Theatre Thursday-Saturdays, Aug. 22-Sept. 12.
John Crutchfield’s latest play, Come Thick Night, will premiere at the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival next weekend. Get ready for some “wild, funny and disturbing” theater.
Solstice is funny. It is tragic without somberness, moving without sentimentality. It’s squalid, but without a trace of self-pity. … It allows its characters to be fatally screwed up and sublime at once, and the list of playwrights who can do that is short indeed.
Local playwright/poet/actor/musician John Crutchfield has performed his one-man show, The Songs of Robert, at the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival. He brings the delightful story (told through a series of wildly-entertaining character sketches) back to Asheville. The current run ends this week.