Grandma knows best: Walking Across Egypt creates contretemps and confusions, then resolves them nicely, and amounts to a homespun slice of Southern life.
The play features some very talented actors and an unfortunately lackluster script.
Treat yourself to an evening of laughs with SART’s The Foreigner.
Crazy Bag at N.C. Stage: There was laughter, there were tears, there was a standing ovation. It was clear that the material itself and its presentation resonated very strongly with everyone. Well, almost everyone.
Catch the last weekend of the world premiere musical documentary Esley: The Life and Musical Legacy of Leslie Riddle. Riddle was an African-American Burnsville native who traveled with A.P. Carter of the Carter Family, searching out traditional mountain music and digging the roots of country music.
Never been to a Montford Park Players production? Here’s a primer, plus a review of the excellent Taming of the Shrew.
The Autumn Players presents The Playboy of the Western World, a charming comedy set in a pub on the northwest coast of Ireland in the early 1900s.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers: Big, campy fun, well thought-out and executed, from the dancing to the singing to the set and costumes.
Cries and whispers (and laughs): Review of Brighton Beach Memoirs at Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre.
The Feral Chihuahuas: From “Gansta Rap for the Hearing Impaired” to “The Horrors of Gay Marriage,” a review of a recent performance.
Montford Park Players takes on Shakespeare’s strange and complicated (and obscure) Cymbeline. Tragedy? Romance? “Problem play”? Read on and find out.
Following last year’s Heathers and The Twilight Zone, Dark Horse Theatre adapts the 1995 noir comedy The Last Supper for the stage.
“He’s a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine. … A salesman is got to dream, boy.” — Willy Loman
If you enjoy a good British sex comedy (and who doesn’t?), or if you’re intrigued by the premise of a farce that starts with a groom-to-be awaking hungover, on his wedding day, in the bridal suite, beside a naked woman he doesn’t know but suspects he slept with the night before — Perfect Wedding, at Flat Rock Playhouse, won’t disappoint.
You will rarely see a better contemporary play, and you’re unlikely to see stronger performances, surer direction or a design scheme more harmonious with an unusual work’s demands.
SART’s world-premiere play Big Criminals is clever, unpretentiously thoughtful, well-constructed and chock-a-block with plot twists and zingers.
Man of La Mancha at Flat Rock Playhouse: A musical antidote to pervasive cynicism.
An unmoored life and empty sexual flings: Review of I Wrote This Play to Make You Love Me at N.C. Stage.
Let’s suppose the end-of-the-workday routine of cheap pitchers and ESPN has grown a bit stale for you … Here’s my suggestion: come 7:15, grab your drinking buddy and head down to Commerce Street. Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre’s current show, The Physics of Happy Hour, will not only defy the gravity of your postmodern ennui, they’ll also wet your whistle for you.
We asked the Sightlines writers what makes a good review and how this project could impact Asheville’s theatre community.
Like Mother is a play well-suited for most anyone who has planned a wedding, been in a wedding, hates weddings, loves weddings or simply has a mother who knows exactly how to show her love and support in all the most galling ways.