Plus, classes for youth and adults are starting soon!

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NC Premiere on the Mainstage!

August 17-September 2, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm
Performed on the Mainstage
By Marc Palmieri; Directed by Betsy Puckett

"a backstage farce with heartbreak" - NY Times

After stumbling upon an outdoor production of a Shakespeare play in Manhattan, Long Island landscaper Bob Malone returns home inspired to write a play about his troubled marriage. He hires two reluctant New York theatre professionals to spend a week at his home and stage the play in his garage, with a cast of colorful locals. A modern romantic comedy with a moving and unexpected ending.

We are thrilled to welcome playwright Marc Palmieri
and his family to ACT for Opening Weekend. It's an incredible honor to have him sit on on our Q&A session after the Sunday matinee!

Join us Opening Weekend and be one of the first people in the state to see this show!

  • Friday, August 17: Opening Night - with pre-show champagne
  • Saturday, August 18: Sweet Saturday - with pre-show chocolates
  • Sunday, August 19: Q&A Matinee - with post-show talkback with cast, artistic team, and the playwright, Marc Palmieri
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Plus, we want your help in spreading the word about this new show! So all tickets to Opening Weekend are now discounted!
Final Weekend!

Through August 19, 2018
Friday - at 7:30 pm
Saturday - SOLD OUT
Sunday - SOLD OUT

By Steven Dietz; Produced and directed by Jason Williams
Performed in 35below

Robert and Cait reunite thirty-five years after a walking tour of Dublin brought them briefly together. As the older couple rediscover each other, their younger selves, Robbie and Caithleen, retrace the events of their short-lived love-affair. However Time may have a plan this time around. This Irish time-travel love story blends wit, humor, and heartache into a buoyant, moving appeal for making the most of the present before it is past.

There's a pair on Friday night - and that's it! If you want them, snap them up fast!

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Starting THIS Weekend!

Classes start August 18!
Taught by Troy Burnette * Ages 8-12

We're offering TWO Youth Filmmaking classes this fall - and they start soon! The Youth Filmmaking and the Advanced Youth Filmmaking classes meet on Saturdays and take kids through every aspect of creating a short filmed piece. Each class ends with a viewing party where you'll see the movie on our big screen (and also get a link for little screens!) We have a few spots remaining, so sign up soon!
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PS - Go ahead and check out our other Tanglewood Youth Theatre classes, too!

You're Invited!

August 28, 2018 * 5:00-7:00 pm

Please join us on Tuesday the 28th for our annual meeting and celebration! Every year we hold this event as we think about the past, and look towards the future! So come grab a glass of wine, a plate of food, and mingle with your favorite ACT folks from our past season! We are also doing a few new things this year including a class photo, and a brainstorming session to hear your show ideas for our 2019-2020 season! The schedule of events is as follows:

5:00-5:15 - Business and voting for ACT subscribers

5:15-5:45 - Mix and mingle with refreshments in the ACT lobby

5:45-6:00 - The '17-'18 season "Class Photo" in the auditorium (If you helped us create theatre in the '17-'18 season - on the Mainstage, in 35below, with The Autumn Players, in a Youth Production Class - onstage or off! - we invite you to be a part of our class photo!)

6:00-7:00 - Sharing and brainstorming for our 2019-2020 season! (Bring your ideas of what YOU want to see on our stage!)

Thank you again for your love and support of ACT, and we hope you'll join us!

Readers Theatre Showcase

August 31- September 2, 2018
Friday and Saturday at 2:30 pm in 35below; Sunday at 2:30 pm at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

The Book of Job as a comedy? Joe Benjamin is a God-fearing tycoon with a Long Island mansion and a prodigal son and two kooky twins among other family members. After Joe is visited by Sidney Lipton – God’s messenger (and Joe’s tempter) – his life is never the same. Directed by Jim Reid and performed as Readers Theatre as a part of The Autumn Players’ Readers Theatre Showcase Series.

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August 22, 2018 * 10:30 am-2:30 pm

Composed of a unique medley of stories, some bittersweet, others poignant and laugh out loud funny, this play presents a psychological look at women – their often fraught relationships with their mothers, the men who did them wrong and the clothes that mattered to them in key moments of their lives. Director Martin May seeks a cast of 5 women for this excellent show that will be performed as Readers Theatre! (If you're not familiar with the script, come check one out at the Box Office - we're open Tues-Fri 10:4)!
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Improv Classes for Adults

Classes begin September 10!
Taught by Tom Chalmers

Step into the spotlight with our Adult Improv classes! These classes cover the fundamentals of improvisational acting with an emphasis on comedy. Not only are these classes great for actors, they're also terrific for anyone looking to brush up on listening skills, the ability to add information to a conversation, and just being active and engaged in interpersonal communication (shouldn't that be all of us?)

Two levels of classes are offered: Improv 1 (open to everyone) and Improv 2 (prerequisite: Improv 1 or extensive improv experience). Which is the best class for you?
Learn More!

Less than 100 tickets remain!

The trip so nice, we're doing it twice! You are not seeing double - this is a NEW London Raffle! We want to send you and a friend across the pond! 

Raffle tickets are $50 each - and only 500 tickets will be sold (less than 100 remain!) The prize is valued at $10,000!

Here's what's included:

  • 2 round trip Business Class tickets to London on American Airlines
  • Transfers to and from the airport to your hotel
  • Accommodations for 6 nights at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel
  • Day 1-Guided tour of London
  • 3 day-tours: Windsor Castle, Stonehenge/City of Bath and Kensington Palace
  • 2 pre-purchased tickets to the theatre (you pick from an exclusive list)
  • 2 passes to ride the London Eye
  • $1,000 gift card to purchase theatre tickets, dine, tour and shop
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In Case You Missed It

  • Read this excellent feature on The Groundling from last Friday's issue of the Asheville Scene! 
  • Congrats to the cast of Avenue Q! Check out who's in the show!
  • Who figured out how to make 35 Rockettes and one stagehand move all over New York City without ever leaving the stage? Meet Daniel Sandoval - making his ACT debut in The Groundling!
  • The fierce, funny, and fabulous Mandy Bean returns to the ACT stage!
Generous support for ACT's renovation and expansion was provided by the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) from the Tourism Product Development Fund (TPDF)
Drive recognition for the arts with the Arts NC license plate! When you purchase an Arts NC license plate, you join Arts NC in funding arts initiatives and expanding access to the arts in North Carolina.

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