The N.C. festival is increasing access with a weeklong virtual event, outdoor entertainment ramps up in October and more area arts news.
The Magnetic Theatre stays innovative, local filmmakers release new works and other area arts news.
Hosted by Wolfe Lanier, The Magnetic Theatre’s latest offering debuts July 12 with Adam Brock’s comedy “The Drunken City.”
Representatives from The Magnetic Theatre, North Carolina Stage Company and Asheville Community Theatre discuss their plans during uncertain times.
Brett Neveu’s modern adaptation of Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People” opens March 13 at The Magnetic Theatre.
Asheville’s newest Valentine’s Day soirée doesn’t quite embody traditional romance.
Local offerings range from classic ballets, poignant soul searches and snarky send-ups of this month of family drama and heightened emotions.
The original, local comedy runs Nov. 1-24 at The Magnetic Theatre.
With Halloween proper falling mid-week, the opportunities to celebrate span several days leading up to and following the quintessential autumnal observance.
While it’s near impossible to see all the productions our wonderfully artistic town has to offer, this one is essential.
Asheville-based improvisers are a key part of the festival. “You’ll get to see a lot of the talent that’s already here in Asheville,” says Clifton Hall, the dean of AIC. “I would put some of our shows up against any other great show that you might see. There’s great improv here.”
Murphy Funkhouser Capps takes us along for the ride from her childhood through motherhood, and beyond. She provides laughter and pathos amid the literal stacks of world-worn suitcases that adorn the stage around her.
The comedy stage show runs July 12-14 at The Magnetic Theatre.
The staged reading of Barbie Angell’s play opens The Magnetic Theatre’s New Play Development Program on June 27.
All things are possible when a public figure can articulate the dissatisfaction of a group and rally them to a cause.
Remember those “Keep Asheville Weird” bumper stickers? Local playwright Peter Lundblad reminds us of them fondly, if ruefully, in his brainy new satire Buncombe Tower onstage through Sunday, June 2, at The Magnetic Theatre. His clever conceit is to gather a small tribe of Asheville types in an alternate universe called Wolfe City. It’s the near […]
It may not have the subtlety and wit of “Saturday Night Live” sketches, which it resembles, but Action Move: The Play, written by Chicago-based playwrights Joe Faust and Richard Ragsdale, is very much in the spirit of The Magnetic Theatre’s original satires.
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.
The show has garnered something of a cult following and the late night showings are legendary for being even more raucous than their early-evening counterparts.
Special Needs traces Pierce’s journey from victim to vanquisher as he discovers how our stories shape us.
Madelyn Sergel’s play makes its North Carolina debut Sept. 21 at The Magnetic Theatre.