Okay, there’s not really a duel. The Wednesday, Jan. 16 installment of the Magnetic Field’s music series, includes two duos made up of four friends/bandmates in various configurations. One of those duos is The Moon and You, pictured here.
It’s all a frothy dessert for a summer evening, with more substance than you thought when you were spooning it in.
Forty Fingers & A Missing Tooth stages its first full-length production at The Magnetic Field starting this Thursday, June 14.
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.
Brief Encounters was a bit like riding shotgun with a friend who has just learned to drive a manual transmission — jerky, slightly uncomfortable, but very fun.
“Songs are so antiquarian,” laments Heyman, the frontman of the faux band The Old Gray Goose is Dead, a brigade of inept, if well-intentioned, scumbags. The Magnetic Field’s deliciously disgusting Rock Saber, a “rock ‘n’ roll anti-musical,” features what is advertised as “possibly the worst band you’ll ever see,” devoted to shocking crowds with abuse of their instruments. In Rock Saber, Goose bandmates traverse between a venue creepily called “The Suppositorium” and their porn-den of a shared hovel. What ensues is 90 minutes of filth, sometimes outright hilarious, and sometimes too inane to process. Recommended for cheap — but very loud — laughs.
Our town is a veritable comedy-stravaganza this week: with great shows tonight at the Magnetic Field, and four nights at the BeBe Theater starting Thursday.
* If you don’t like laughing, you might consider giving it another try by attending these shows.
I love the director and the entire cast and crew of The Witches’ Quorum — including all the designers and the handsome ticket-takers — because they stand on the winning side of what seemed an experiment in finding out how good a production you can get out of David Eshelman’s lousy script. For Quorum is, in fact, a decent evening of theater, built as if by magic on a play that seems to have nothing to recommend it but the effort that talented people expended upon it.
As we’ve recently said, the RAD is getting rather, well, rad. With the addition of several new restaurants joining an ever-burgeoning food and entertainment scene, there’s plenty to do in east-West Asheville.
Xpress photographer Chris Wood was on hand to capture the goings-on in the district on the fairly busy Thursday night before Memorial Day Weekend. View the slideshow after the jump.
Twisted family dynamics grow tall in The Family Tree, written by Lucia Del Vecchio and directed by Steven Samuels.
The Family Tree continues at The Magnetic Field at 364 Depot St. Thursdays through Saturdays, May 19-21 and 26-28, with two shows per night, at 7:30 and 10:00. Tickets are $12-$14 with open seating.
We’re multitaskers: We want to eat our cake and watch our movies, too. Luckily, the days of dinner and a show aren’t over. Here are some dining options to consider when a plate of food isn’t quite enough to keep you fully occupied. Arcade Asheville The Arcade is one part game room, with vintage favorites […]
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.
Dr. Jekyll may be right that two souls dwell in every person, but he has missed the full import of that discovery, for Hyde is not only sexier than Jekyll, he’s smarter, too.
When Jekyll Met Hyde brings several generations of Asheville’s actors together in a wild ride of a show(s).
Despite some obvious (and childish) humor, The 27th Annual Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular features suburb acting from some of Asheville’s best, and it’s a welcome break from the often stressful and far too uptight holiday season.