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What would you do with $10,000? Maybe you'll get to find out soon!

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Moving through Grief to Grace

August 9-25, 2019
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm
Performed on the Mainstage


Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until the accidental death of their son turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. As they navigate through the unimaginable, they find themselves and each other. In the end, there is always hope. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize.

This show speaks frankly about death, grief, and grace. But Rabbit Hole ultimately leads to a place where deep love and tender forgiveness exist, twined together and growing by the second.

The power of theatre is that we all sit together, sharing a little space and a little time; Rabbit Hole is a show that allows us to experience the grace that comes from human connection. This is a special show that we're proud to present next on our Mainstage. 

Rabbit Hole is directed by Stephanie Hickling Beckman and stars Courtney DeGennaro Robinson, Robert Dale Walker, CJ Breland, Joann Johnson and Jon Morrison

Opening Weekend Events (included with your ticket purchase!):

  • Friday, August 9: Opening Night with pre-show champagne in the lobby!
  • Saturday, August 10: Sweet Saturday with pre-show chocolates in the lobby!
  • Sunday, August 11: Q&A Matinee with post-show talkback with cast and crew!
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Rabbit Hole is generously sponsored by

An Indefinable Marriage

August 9-25, 2019
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm
Performed in 35below


Love, Linda is a one-woman musical about Linda Lee Thomas (portrayed by Karen Covington-Yow), the glamorous spouse and driving force behind renowned American songwriter Cole Porter. The story of their unconventional 35-year marriage interweaves with innovative arrangements of Porter’s timeless music and clever lyrics to create the compelling narrative of Love, Linda.

In the course of the show, Linda takes us behind the glitter of their sensational social life, sharing intimate, and at times heartbreaking moments, such as the dashed dreams of having a child, Cole’s occasional hurtful sexual escapades, his crippling horse accident and her own failing health. To quote Linda from the show, their journey together was far from “a picture-perfect postcard”, but by the end of her story, she has definitively made the case that “just because a love between two people may be difficult to define, that doesn’t mean it didn’t exist.”

Seating is limited for this show (the opening Sunday matinee is already SOLD OUT!), so don't hold off on getting your tickets!
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Our Summer Raffle is HUGE!

Tickets on sale through August 25, 2019


We've sent three lucky winners to London and one lucky winner to Hawaii - but in this summer's raffle, someone’s going to win $10,000! Heck, you could go to BOTH London and Hawaii if you won (fly coach, stay in hostels?) Or build that outdoor firepit you've seen on HGTV, or rent a super swank beach house for a week, or anything you want, really, because it's your $10,000!

Raffle tickets are $50 and only 500 will be sold! And proceeds from every ticket you buy supports operations and programming at Asheville Community Theatre!

ELIGIBILITY: Present employees of Asheville Community Theatre and any immediate family members residing with the employees are not eligible to participate. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Contest void where prohibited. You need not be present to win.

For complete rules and more information, click here!
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Auditions (and Performances!)

Auditions: Tuesday, August 10 * 10:30 am-2:30 pm


Performances: August 30-September 1, 2019; Friday and Saturday at 35below; Sunday at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus
All shows at 2:30 pm


Director Jim Reid seeks a cast of 8 (3 women, 5 men) for this comedy that's often viewed as Shaw’s wittiest play! This is a borderline farce that will stimulate serious thinking about the nature of both romance and war. What is Raina to do when she finds that an enemy soldier has taken refuge in her room? What will her fiancee say? The plot, of course, thickens! Performed as Readers Theatre as a part of The Autumn Players’ Readers Theatre Showcase Series.

Auditions are open to all in the community; no previous experience required. All audition material provided at the auditions!

Don't want to audition, but definitely want to see the show? Go ahead and get your tickets!
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Come One, Come All!

August 27, 2019 * 4:00-6:00 pm
In the Mainstage Lobby


Please join us on Tuesday, August 27th 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! Plus, we'll have a few super fun door prizes (including tickets to Chow Chow!) that we'll be giving away! 

4:00-4:15 - Business and voting for ACT subscribers
4:15-5:00 - Mix and mingle with refreshments in the ACT lobby
5:00-5:15 - Door prize giveaway
5:15-6:00 - More mingling, and perhaps some games (charades on the Mainstage, anyone?)

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

In Case You Missed It

  • Curtains Up: A Gala in Wonderland: Check out this fun spread in August's Capital at Play magazine!
  • Scroll through these photos to see the build of our Rabbit Hole set from blank stage to a two-level interior! PS - Come see the show for the finished product.
  • Have you seen our 2019-20 Mainstage season? Take a look (and grab a season subscription to save $$) 
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)
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