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“Things I’d Rather Not Say” at Asheville’s Anam Cara Theatre

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

ASHEVILLE NC – An ensemble created event/play/occurrence/experience, directed by guest director Samantha Johns from Minneapolis.

Show Dates: November 11, 12, 13, 18, 19  @ 8pm

Anam Cara Theatre 203 Haywood Road West Asheville NC

Tickets: $10 in advance / $12 at the door.  Call 828. 545.3861 or email [email protected] for reservations

About the Show:
“Things I’d Rather Not Say” is a collaborative performance-collage created with human bodies and minds. Visionary director Samantha Johns guides a group of performers through a workshop process of creation with text, objects, thoughts and play. We begin with text by Savannah Reich, a script that is not so much a script as it is a treasure box of ideas and images, a grab bag of words, or a diving board. From this starting point the group will collectively find their way to a piece of theatre concerned with yearning towards something you can’t see, living with desperate needs you can’t understand, and not learning from your mistakes.

Director’s Bio:
Samantha Johns is a graduate from the University of Minnesota with a BA in Theater Arts. Johns divides her time between directing, acting, choreography, scenic designing and scenic painting. Johns has worked with such companies as Bedlam Theatre, Jungle Theater, History Theater, Penumbra Theater, Flaneur Theatre, Four Humors Theatre, CatFish, and Anagram Painting. Director of Dali’s Liquid Ladies [#1 in Daily Planet’s top ten productions of 2009], and co-creator of The Thing [#1 in Daily Planet’s top ten productions of 2010] with George McConnell and crew. Recently accepted in the Walker Art Center Choreographer’s Evening. She is currently trying to find a future for this thing we call Theatre.

Playwright’s Bio:
Savannah Reich is a playwright and theater maker based out of Minneapolis, MN. She has worked extensively with the Bedlam Theatre and with The CatFish, a company that she co-founded with Samantha Johns. The CatFish has self-produced and toured three full length new works, as well as various shorter pieces. Savannah’s most recent project was working on a collaboratively created piece of installation theatre titled “The RMS Duchess of York” in which the audience was led through an evening on a cruise ship. She is currently interested in working with actors to create dynamic theatre that is specific to the time and place of its performance, and with finding ways to empower audiences without encouraging them to throw things at the performers.

Anam Cara

Anam Cara Theatre Company aims to produce progressive work that provides audiences and company members alike, with an experience that makes evident the eternal connection of all humanity, in turn promoting social change, and striving for the equality of all people.

Cast List:

Kristen Aldrich . Kimberly Hartman . Erinn Huntley . Ava King . Mike Taylor


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Hilarious Comedy at Diana Wortham Theatre: Shakespeare on Trial

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

ASHEVILLE NC – Guilty or not guilty? That is the question – posed to you, the jury. Writer Bill Shakespeare encounters four of his own most famous characters (Macbeth, Iago, Hamlet, and Juliet) up-close, personal, and ticked-off. In this highly energetic and funny play featuring some of the Bard’s best quotes and speeches, Shakespeare must defend his own writing as the four characters challenge him to write in a modern way, arguing that no one really understands his plays anymore. You’ll help make the case for his lasting significance as you laugh so hard you bring Shakespeare back from the dead…Brilliantly entertaining! Asheville‘s downtown event will take place October 27 at the Diana Wortham Theatre, Tickets: Regular $25, Student $20, Child $12

More about Asheville events, Asheville theatre, and Asheville dining while you are downtown for an exciting evening!

Autumn Players: Mystery and Mischief

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Autumn Players of Asheville Community Theatre will present Mystery And Mischief at the Swannanoa Library on Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Sherlock Holmes meets his match in William Britain’s adaptation of A Scandal in Bohemia. But Old Hank and Snake Eyes cannot match the freckled kid in O. Henry’s The Ransom of Red Chief (as adapted by Janina Shoemaker and Kevin McKee).

This program is free and all ages are invited. For more information, contact the Swannanoa Library at 250-6486 or email [email protected].

Diana Wortham Theatre Announces 2011/2012 Mainstage Season

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – The 2011/2012 Mainstage Season is announced! Enjoy music, dance, theatre, comedy, and more at Asheville‘s intimate Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place.

For an overview of the Mainstage Season, click here.

Tickets on Sale August 18th!


Carolina Bed and Breakfast’s Theater in the Park

Monday, August 1st, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – Carolina Bed & Breakfast of Asheville, NC announces The Shakespeare Sensation. Enjoy a performance by the Montford Park Players, a locally beloved theatre company that few tourists experience, dine at one of Asheville’s highly-rated neighborhood haunts, and be treated as a backstage VIP.

Package includes:

  • Ticket for special reserved seating
  • “Free Shakespeare” T-shirt (sizes S-XXL)
  • Complimentary beverage
  • “Dress Up and Play!”- a costumed walk-on role in a scene
  • Dining discount card to Tod’s Tasties or, Olive or Twist.
  • A paperback copy of the play script signed by all the cast

The package is $18.00 for adults and $10.00 for children.

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Behind the Scene Masonic Tour:
Exclusive private backstage tour of Asheville’s historic Masonic Temple. Your Masonic tour guide will show you all the hidden places in the Temple and divulge many of the secrets of Freemasonry. The Temple was completed in 1915 and the theatre contains hand-painted backdrops by Thomas Gibbs Moses, an outstanding scenic artist of the early 20th century. Free parking.

Tours can be scheduled during the afternoon and are $10 per person.

Asheville’s Diana Wortham Theatre Announces Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – Catch the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company, the greatest producer of comedians in America and whose touring troupe brings its very funny improv and sketch comedy to clubs, theatres, and now our own Ashvegas (the upright citizens of which they may rip to shreds). Named “Hot Farm Team” by Rolling Stone, this group births some of the funniest actors and writers found on Saturday Night Live, The Office, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, 30 Rock, and more – “ . . . the type of manic, original, inventive stuff I’m always interested in” (Conan O’Brien). Intended for adult audiences only. Performance September 24, 2011 at Diana Wortham Theatre, 8 pm.

Asheville Community Theatre Announces 66th Season

Monday, July 18th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – Asheville Community Theatre, on Walnut Street in Asheville, NC, announces its’ 66th Season, with a series of spectacular shows that will transport you through the United State and past years – all without a passport. The theatre‘s season will incorporate new shows and classics, including the first performances September 23-October 9, 2011 on Fridays and Saturdays of Guys and Dolls, taking you to NYC in the 1950s, with this Broadway classic.  Famous musical numbers like “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin the Boat” are included in your evening at the Asheville Community Theatre.