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Friday, September 20, 2019
Flat Rock Playhouse – Cinematastic: The Music of the Movies
Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm
Leiman Mainstage

Cinematastic: The Music of the Movies promises to capture the emotional and cultural impact of films that have defined multiple generations. Movies like The Jazz Singer, The Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, Top Gun, inspired millions with their relevance and innovation, so much so that these films have been preserved in the National Film Registry for cultural, historical, or aesthetic significance. While these films set milestones, their true success came from the ability to create iconic moments that struck a profound chord in the hearts of audiences.

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Truth Be Told
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm
35below ACT

These two one act plays, twinned in theme, display the struggles of sexual abuse, and the aftermath; which is healing. The stories of two different persons are speaking the truth – or a truth – their truths – about going through this harsh and mind blowing journey. This powerful show has a bold message with a light at the end of the tunnel. Truth Be Told is written and directed by Monica McDaniel.

Truth Be Told will open the 2019-20 35below season and is also the inaugural play in Asheville Community Theatre’s Artistic Horizons program, a program that gives local artists the opportunity to pursue new creative paths in the theatre.

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Half Off Thursdays
Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Asheville's Fun Depot

Includes All Non Redemption Arcade Games, Activities, and Attractions!

Such as…
Indoor Climbing wall | Indoor/Outdoor Go-karts | Arcade Games | Laser Tag | Bumper Cars | Mini Golf | Mini Bowling | X-Rider Theatre | AeroBall | & More!

https://www.facebook.com/events/323685011602260/?event_time_id=323685118268916

Friday, September 27, 2019
Einstein and the Polar Bear Readers Theatre
Sep 27 @ 2:30 pm
35below Asheville Community Theatre

 

About the show: A renowned writer has it all, fortune, fame, women and adoration, when one excruciating miscalculation causes him to lose everything. As penance he hides away in a small New England town where he runs a bookstore in a shambling farmhouse. Then comes a knock on his door. Can the lost be found? Can the sinner gain redemption?

Flat Rock Playhouse – Cinematastic: The Music of the Movies
Sep 27 @ 8:00 pm
Leiman Mainstage

Cinematastic: The Music of the Movies promises to capture the emotional and cultural impact of films that have defined multiple generations. Movies like The Jazz Singer, The Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, Top Gun, inspired millions with their relevance and innovation, so much so that these films have been preserved in the National Film Registry for cultural, historical, or aesthetic significance. While these films set milestones, their true success came from the ability to create iconic moments that struck a profound chord in the hearts of audiences.

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Einstein and the Polar Bear Readers Theatre
Sep 28 @ 2:30 pm
35below Asheville Community Theatre

 

About the show: A renowned writer has it all, fortune, fame, women and adoration, when one excruciating miscalculation causes him to lose everything. As penance he hides away in a small New England town where he runs a bookstore in a shambling farmhouse. Then comes a knock on his door. Can the lost be found? Can the sinner gain redemption?

Sunday, September 29, 2019
Readers Theatre Einstein and the Polar Bear
Sep 29 @ 2:30 pm
Reuter Center at UNCA

 

About the show: A renowned writer has it all, fortune, fame, women and adoration, when one excruciating miscalculation causes him to lose everything. As penance he hides away in a small New England town where he runs a bookstore in a shambling farmhouse. Then comes a knock on his door. Can the lost be found? Can the sinner gain redemption?

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Half Off Thursdays
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Asheville's Fun Depot

Includes All Non Redemption Arcade Games, Activities, and Attractions!

Such as…
Indoor Climbing wall | Indoor/Outdoor Go-karts | Arcade Games | Laser Tag | Bumper Cars | Mini Golf | Mini Bowling | X-Rider Theatre | AeroBall | & More!

https://www.facebook.com/events/323685011602260/?event_time_id=323685124935582

UNCA’s Carol Belk Theatre “A Company of Wayward Saints”
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm
UNC Asheville Belk Theatre

A troupe of traveling actors are desperate to find their way home after many days on the road. Stranded and down on their luck, this commedia dell’arte troupe finally encounter a wealthy patron who promises them the money, but only if they improvise a play, to his liking, on the dauntingly large subject: The History of Man. The problem is the troupe is dysfunctional and has lost their ability to improvise. Nonetheless, they soldier on starting with the Garden of Eden through Everyman in birth, adolescence, marriage and death. Along the way they enact other wayward adventures such as the assassination of Julius Caesar and the homecoming of Odysseus. It is during the performance, the troupe rediscovers themselves and their art through a series of comical and sometimes heartwarming scenes.

Show Dates: October 3rd – 5th @ 7:30 pm; October 6th @ 2 pm. 

Friday, October 4, 2019
Street Creatures & Dancing Beasts Exhibit
Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Asheville Area Arts Council

Please join us on October 4, from 5 to 8 pm for the opening party. Performance of “Nona’s Cooking Show” marionette show is at 6:30.

Exhibit open 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, at 207 Coxe Ave, downtown Asheville, through October 25.

“Street Creatures and Dancing Beasts” will celebrate Asheville’s vibrant puppetry scene as an Asheville Area Arts Council exhibit. It will display puppets made by local artists showing diverse styles and forms in a range of sizes and materials. A menagerie of animals, both real and imaginary, will  dance around the gallery. Puppetry is often relegated to the world of children’s entertainment, but this art form is ancient, multi faceted and almost limitless in scope. It requires the skills of an artist, tinkerer and performer, writer, musician and dancer.

Curator and artist Jennifer Murphy is one of the founders of Street Creature Puppet Collective, and “den mother” of the Puppet Clubhouse, a bright and lively community art space in North Asheville. Her work brings nature and myth together in ecological pageants. The other artists included use diverse visual styles and approaches.

Represented are long time puppetry master Hobey Ford, winner of puppetry’s highest honor, the UNIMA Citation of Excellence; Luce Romaldini, who’s rough charming cardboard figures tell uncomfortable truths; Edwin Salas, international puppeteer and dancer who conjures strange creatures of the dark side; Jim Julien, graphic designer and co-director of the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival; Chris Eizember, creative tinkerer and bamboo sculptor; Geneva Bierce-Wilson, fiber artist, inventor and maker of small dragons and large worms; and Street Creature Puppet Collective, a community of collaborative parade puppet makers.

16 Years Tried Montford Players
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm
Hazel Robinson Amphitheater

MPP’s funniest, most-original and most-FREE show has been getting RAVES!

Closing out our Summer Season is the fantastic 16 Years Tried, or Let Time’s News Be Known, by Travis Lowe.
Hot on the heels of MPP’s hit “The Winter’s Tale” comes this original, world-premiere take on that work. Penned by local playwright (and MPP regular) Travis Lowe, “16 Years Tried” presents a comic, existential and often surreal look at what might have happened during the 16 years not shown in “The Winter’s Tale.”Director John Preston Mendenhall says of this novel work, “This isn’t Shakespeare’s Bohemia. During a performance of ‘The Winter’s Tale,’ Time’s timing is off and he enters early. After a brief argument with a Shepherd, Time decides to slow down, beginning a sixteen-year adventure populated by an existentially conflicted Bear, a cross-dressing thief, a discontented prince, kings, queens, courtiers, and feminist falcons.”

The piece stars some of Montford Park Players’ greatest talent, all looking forward to taking on something never before seen. They include Alexander McDonald Villarreal, Melon Wedick, Scott Bean, Devyn Ray Villarreal, Jon Stockdale, and many more.

As Mendenhall says, “Whether or not you know The Winter’s Tale, you will enjoy the non-stop fun of this production.”

We hope you’ll join us!

For more information or to reserve seats, go to montfordparkplayers.org,

The Wizard of Oz
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm
Asheville Community Theatre

It’s not too early to make your plans to travel down the yellow brick road to the merry old land of Oz! We’re deep into the rehearsal process, are building the sets and the costumes, and are hearing LOTS of super cool ideas from the artistic team!

  • Opening Weekend and Thursday night tickets are cheaper than other performances ($26 for adults vs $30)
  • Tickets for children 17 and under are $15 for any Wizard of Oz performance!
  • Keep up with what’s happening in rehearsals with the “We’re Off to See the Wizard” blog series written by our Cowardly Lion, John O’Neil!
UNCA’s Carol Belk Theatre “A Company of Wayward Saints”
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm
UNC Asheville Belk Theatre

A troupe of traveling actors are desperate to find their way home after many days on the road. Stranded and down on their luck, this commedia dell’arte troupe finally encounter a wealthy patron who promises them the money, but only if they improvise a play, to his liking, on the dauntingly large subject: The History of Man. The problem is the troupe is dysfunctional and has lost their ability to improvise. Nonetheless, they soldier on starting with the Garden of Eden through Everyman in birth, adolescence, marriage and death. Along the way they enact other wayward adventures such as the assassination of Julius Caesar and the homecoming of Odysseus. It is during the performance, the troupe rediscovers themselves and their art through a series of comical and sometimes heartwarming scenes.

Show Dates: October 3rd – 5th @ 7:30 pm; October 6th @ 2 pm. 

Saturday, October 5, 2019
16 Years Tried Montford Players
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm
Hazel Robinson Amphitheater

MPP’s funniest, most-original and most-FREE show has been getting RAVES!

Closing out our Summer Season is the fantastic 16 Years Tried, or Let Time’s News Be Known, by Travis Lowe.
Hot on the heels of MPP’s hit “The Winter’s Tale” comes this original, world-premiere take on that work. Penned by local playwright (and MPP regular) Travis Lowe, “16 Years Tried” presents a comic, existential and often surreal look at what might have happened during the 16 years not shown in “The Winter’s Tale.”Director John Preston Mendenhall says of this novel work, “This isn’t Shakespeare’s Bohemia. During a performance of ‘The Winter’s Tale,’ Time’s timing is off and he enters early. After a brief argument with a Shepherd, Time decides to slow down, beginning a sixteen-year adventure populated by an existentially conflicted Bear, a cross-dressing thief, a discontented prince, kings, queens, courtiers, and feminist falcons.”

The piece stars some of Montford Park Players’ greatest talent, all looking forward to taking on something never before seen. They include Alexander McDonald Villarreal, Melon Wedick, Scott Bean, Devyn Ray Villarreal, Jon Stockdale, and many more.

As Mendenhall says, “Whether or not you know The Winter’s Tale, you will enjoy the non-stop fun of this production.”

We hope you’ll join us!

For more information or to reserve seats, go to montfordparkplayers.org,

The Wizard of Oz
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm
Asheville Community Theatre

It’s not too early to make your plans to travel down the yellow brick road to the merry old land of Oz! We’re deep into the rehearsal process, are building the sets and the costumes, and are hearing LOTS of super cool ideas from the artistic team!

  • Opening Weekend and Thursday night tickets are cheaper than other performances ($26 for adults vs $30)
  • Tickets for children 17 and under are $15 for any Wizard of Oz performance!
  • Keep up with what’s happening in rehearsals with the “We’re Off to See the Wizard” blog series written by our Cowardly Lion, John O’Neil!
UNCA’s Carol Belk Theatre “A Company of Wayward Saints”
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm
UNC Asheville Belk Theatre

A troupe of traveling actors are desperate to find their way home after many days on the road. Stranded and down on their luck, this commedia dell’arte troupe finally encounter a wealthy patron who promises them the money, but only if they improvise a play, to his liking, on the dauntingly large subject: The History of Man. The problem is the troupe is dysfunctional and has lost their ability to improvise. Nonetheless, they soldier on starting with the Garden of Eden through Everyman in birth, adolescence, marriage and death. Along the way they enact other wayward adventures such as the assassination of Julius Caesar and the homecoming of Odysseus. It is during the performance, the troupe rediscovers themselves and their art through a series of comical and sometimes heartwarming scenes.

Show Dates: October 3rd – 5th @ 7:30 pm; October 6th @ 2 pm. 

Sunday, October 6, 2019
UNCA’s Carol Belk Theatre “A Company of Wayward Saints”
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm
UNC Asheville Belk Theatre

A troupe of traveling actors are desperate to find their way home after many days on the road. Stranded and down on their luck, this commedia dell’arte troupe finally encounter a wealthy patron who promises them the money, but only if they improvise a play, to his liking, on the dauntingly large subject: The History of Man. The problem is the troupe is dysfunctional and has lost their ability to improvise. Nonetheless, they soldier on starting with the Garden of Eden through Everyman in birth, adolescence, marriage and death. Along the way they enact other wayward adventures such as the assassination of Julius Caesar and the homecoming of Odysseus. It is during the performance, the troupe rediscovers themselves and their art through a series of comical and sometimes heartwarming scenes.

Show Dates: October 3rd – 5th @ 7:30 pm; October 6th @ 2 pm. 

The Wizard of Oz
Oct 6 @ 2:30 pm
Asheville Community Theatre

It’s not too early to make your plans to travel down the yellow brick road to the merry old land of Oz! We’re deep into the rehearsal process, are building the sets and the costumes, and are hearing LOTS of super cool ideas from the artistic team!

  • Opening Weekend and Thursday night tickets are cheaper than other performances ($26 for adults vs $30)
  • Tickets for children 17 and under are $15 for any Wizard of Oz performance!
  • Keep up with what’s happening in rehearsals with the “We’re Off to See the Wizard” blog series written by our Cowardly Lion, John O’Neil!
16 Years Tried Montford Players
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm
Hazel Robinson Amphitheater

MPP’s funniest, most-original and most-FREE show has been getting RAVES!

Closing out our Summer Season is the fantastic 16 Years Tried, or Let Time’s News Be Known, by Travis Lowe.
Hot on the heels of MPP’s hit “The Winter’s Tale” comes this original, world-premiere take on that work. Penned by local playwright (and MPP regular) Travis Lowe, “16 Years Tried” presents a comic, existential and often surreal look at what might have happened during the 16 years not shown in “The Winter’s Tale.”Director John Preston Mendenhall says of this novel work, “This isn’t Shakespeare’s Bohemia. During a performance of ‘The Winter’s Tale,’ Time’s timing is off and he enters early. After a brief argument with a Shepherd, Time decides to slow down, beginning a sixteen-year adventure populated by an existentially conflicted Bear, a cross-dressing thief, a discontented prince, kings, queens, courtiers, and feminist falcons.”

The piece stars some of Montford Park Players’ greatest talent, all looking forward to taking on something never before seen. They include Alexander McDonald Villarreal, Melon Wedick, Scott Bean, Devyn Ray Villarreal, Jon Stockdale, and many more.

As Mendenhall says, “Whether or not you know The Winter’s Tale, you will enjoy the non-stop fun of this production.”

We hope you’ll join us!

For more information or to reserve seats, go to montfordparkplayers.org,

Monday, October 7, 2019
AUDITIONS Miracle on 34th St.
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Asheville Community Theatre

NON-MUSICAL

Adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by VALENTINE DAVIES, Based upon the 20th Century Fox motion picture

Directed by Candice Burchill

AUDITIONS: October 7-8, 2019
Monday, October 7: 6:00-9:00 pm
Tuesday, October 8: 6:00-9:00 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: December 5-20, 2019; Performances Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 7:30 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 pm; Cast must plan to arrive at least 1 hour prior to show time.

REHEARSALS: October 13 – November 30, 2019; Rehearsals generally held Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6:30-9:30 pm. All actors will not necessarily be needed for every rehearsal or for the entire rehearsal. Full rehearsal calendar available at auditions – you are able to list any conflicts you have with the rehearsal schedule at this time.

DIRECTOR SEEKS: Large cast of men, women, children (6-11) and teens (12+). All roles open to actors of any race or ethnicity.