“It’s a Wonderful Life” gets a pandemic twist, the Arboretum’s holiday lights show becomes a drive-thru event and more area arts news.
The world premiere of the new Jeeves play is Jan. 29 at NC Stage Co.
Local offerings range from classic ballets, poignant soul searches and snarky send-ups of this month of family drama and heightened emotions.
This family’s disintegration looks disturbingly contemporary. Gender wars that date back more than a century continue.
Actor and playwright Mike Wiley, as Galloway, delivers a rousing one-man show on the life of the slave, spy, and N.C. senator. The production runs through through Sunday, Oct. 6.
This play reminds audiences that if we spend our life bitterly struggling to fulfill our dreams, in the end, our biggest regret will be that we didn’t enjoy the journey.
Jeeves, the competent valet, and his blundering employer Bertie are back for more British farce among the bumbling aristocracy.
As this year comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to reflect on some truly extraordinary theater ranging from splashy musicals, moving dramas and locally written plays.
Every time she has a date, she turns it into humor. Her way of dealing with love’s disappointments makes hope and a happy ending possible.
The creative twist on the beloved holiday story opens Nov. 28 at NC Stage and runs through Dec. 16.
As Nixon, veteran actor Michael MacCauley may not look like the former president, but so flawlessly inhabits the essence of Nixon that you are transfixed by his every word and gesture.
Why are two women playing Matt Damon and Ben Affleck? Director Angie Flynn-McIver says cross-gender casting is the only way to rightfully perform Withers and Kaling’s script.
New Wave performance artist Daniel Ouellette will open the show at N.C. Stage Company on Sunday, March 19.
This is a show that is a dash of “Downton Abbey” with classic Noel Coward comedy mixed in, making for a heady evening at the theater.
Though the tale is set more than 90 years ago, there’s something about Jeeves that seems timeless. And Asheville just loves the characters. When N.C. Stage produced Jeeves Intervenes last year, it became the biggest blockbuster in the company’s 15-year history.
As personal as the tale is (a widow in her mid-50s deals with grief while also embracing her new life, finding out who she is, and starting to date again — with hilarious results), it’s also universal. Life, loss, love, moving on. Oh, and sex. So much sex.
This production is marvelous and maturely executed. Live From WVL Radio Theater: The Headless Hessian of Sleepy Hollow and Other American Horror Stories runs through Sunday, Oct. 16. Don’t miss it as it appears like an apparition, then vanishes as quickly as it came.
Horror is king at Asheville Community Theatre, The Magnetic Theatre and North Carolina Company Stage. Serial killers, axe murderers and mysterious fiends all take front and center, leaving a few bodies behind in the process.
The theater company opens its 15th season with a collaboration with Immediate Theatre Project. The play runs through Sunday, Oct. 9.
The production, a satire about the “manosphere” (or men’s rights movement), takes its name from the The Red Pill online community, hosted on Reddit, “where men go to air their toxic views about women,” according to The Guardian. It was inspired by the events that unfolded around Waking Life Espresso.
Though there’s a carnival theme to Sideshow, the new production by Dark Horse Theatre, onstage at N.C. Stage Company, it’s not intended for children. The series of vignettes, each interpreting one of the seven deadly sins, is dark and disturbing.