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Midsummer for Haters!

A Collaboration with Nemesis Theatre Company
Directed by Melon Wedick

Shakespeare’s beloved classic gets a new treatment by the people who can’t stand it, resulting in a kidnapped Amazon, mystified mortals, sadistic fairies, and mechanicals gone wild! Will any of them survive four nights in the magic forest?

There are two versions of the cast for this show. The two casts are listed below. The cast won't know which of the two versions they're presenting until the show starts for each performance! If you're interested in seeing a particular actor in a specific role, please contact us at

Cast A:
Helena - Christine Hellman
Hermia - Lauren Otis
Demetrius - Jon Stockdale
Lysander - Daniel Henry
Titania - Alexander McDonald
Oberon - Erin McCarson
Ensemble A - Molly Graves, Zak Hamrick, Christine Hellman, Katie Jones, Haven Volpe, Paul Vonasek

Cast B:
Helena - Christine Hellman
Hermia - Molly Graves
Demetrius - Alexander McDonald
Lysander - Paul Vonasek
Titania - Lauren Otis
Oberon - Jon Stockdale
Ensemble B is Zak Hamrick, Christine Hellman, Daniel Henry, Katie Jones, Erin McCarson, Haven Volpe

June 3-18, 2022

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 4pm

CW (Content Warning): Language




A Fundraiser for The Magnetic Theatre

Come one, come all, and join us for Magnetic Magic & Mayhem. This carnival themed fundraiser will feature live music by Smooth Goose, circus performers, games, and more!

Win prizes, bid in our live auction, hosted by the inimitable Delina Hensley, and support The Magnetic Theatre's mission of creating original work in Asheville. 

June 23, 2022
6:30pm at The Magnetic Theatre




By Sean David Robinson
Directed by Ashleigh Millett-Goff

Starbright is the story of Grace, an astrophysicist who lost her daughter Abby nearly a year ago. As Grace's life spins out of control, Abby appears to her and begins making predictions about the cosmos. Grace must determine if her daughter's appearance is a sign of her dwindling sanity, or proof that there's more to the universe than even she understands.

July 8 - 23, 2022
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 4pm




A Collaboration with Anam Cara Theatre Company
Directed by Erinn Hartley

Our times have been a paradox: the heavy emptiness of our days; alone together in our spaces; burdened by free time; in need of a vacation from escape. Join Anam Cara in collaboration with The Magnetic Theatre in a raw and visceral performance, presented through movement, sound, and pungent stillness.

August 5-13, 2022

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 4pm




By Jamie Knox
Directed by Mandy Bean

Patricia, a mother who has always kept a safe emotional distance from her daughter, Amanda, is suddenly compelled to tell the truth about her past, and the secret she's been hiding for decades. Set simultaneously in the 1960s and today, this is a story about love, paying debts and what it means to set yourself free.

September 9 - 24, 2022
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 4pm




By David Hopes
Directed by Doug Savitt

The scientist. The monster. The tale of a creation suffering at the hands of his maker. It’s a story we all know - but what if the creation takes on a life of its own? What if the relationship between them was more complicated than we ever realized, and what if, by the act of making the monster, the scientist was changed as well?

October 7 - 22, 2022
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 4pm




Written and Directed by Skyler Goff

Everyone knows the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the tightfisted old miser. But if you thought he was bad, wait until you get a load of his neighbors. Find out what really happened that fateful night in this hilariously devious retelling of the Charles Dickens' classic, A Christmas Carol.

Content Warning: Contains adult material.

December 2 - 17, 2022
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 4pm


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Refunds & Exchanges

Tickets for The Magnetic Theatre productions are non-refundable except in the event of a performance cancellation, in which case the Box Office will contact ticket holders individually to discuss options. If you need to exchange your ticket(s) for a different performance, show, or gift certificate, please email the Box Office at no less than 24 hours in advance of the performance for which you have purchased tickets. Exchange requests received within 24 hours of the performance will be handled at the discretion of the box office. Patrons may also exchange tickets to another performance of the same show only using this link. Note: you'll need to have your ticket code ready. 
No-Shows may be neither exchanged nor refunded.

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