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SPECIAL EVENT

Happyland Preview Party!

Preview Party at Revolve Mercantile

Come join Smooth Goose (Asheville's ONLY country-funk-soul-psychedelic-rock band) and the cast of HAPPYLAND for a fun and fabulous preview night of our brand new rock opera!!

Hosted by the also-new Revolve Mercantile in West Asheville, we can promise you tasty food, drink specials, super cool vintage clothes to try on, and some absolutely bad-ass singing and super cool moves! 

So come eat, drink, be merry and get geared up for an awesomely musical night at the theatre! 

Saturday, February 4th, 2023, 7-10pm

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HAPPYLAND

By Brayden Dickerson & Zach Knox
Directed by Jason Phillips

Full of toe-tappin’ tunes and fantastic adventure, this rock opera tells the tale of a delivery person who doesn’t quite fit into the titular town of HappyLand. Forced to make one last delivery before the vacation they have been dreaming of, our hero embarks on an epic journey to SadLand, falls in love, and maybe even saves the world. Featuring live music by one of Asheville’s most fun-loving local bands, Smooth Goose. 

This show features two casts:

CAST A (performances on 2/10, 2/12, 2/16, 2/18, 2/24)

Protagonist - Dwight Chiles
Boss - Paula O'Brien
Rhonda - Elise Harvey

Knife Guy - Evan Eckstrom
Alien - Bill Chameides
Ensemble - Tiffanie Boone, Gina McDaniel, Morgan Miller, Sharvis Smith, Quinn Terry

CAST B (performances on 2/11, 2/17, 2/19, 2/23, 2/25)
Protagonist - Morgan Miller
Boss - Sharvis Smith
Rhonda - Quinn Terry
Knife Guy - Evan Eckstrom
Alien - Bill Chameides
Ensemble - Tiffanie Boone, Dwight Chiles, Elise Harvey, Gina McDaniel, Paula O'Brien

February 10 - 25, 2023
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 4pm

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Characterization and the Body (rescheduled)

Taught by Jamie Knox

In this workshop, acting coach, director and performer Jamie Knox will lead you through a series of exercises to:
- Make your work more physically dynamic
- Prepare for giving a memorable audition
- Approach a character from the outside in, to work quickly with new direction
- Talk yourself up...to yourself! Learn the art of getting into a good headspace and focusing on being a character, not acting
- Work on a specific monologue OR learn to work with any piece given to you

NEW DATE: Saturday, February 11th, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

About the instructor:
Jamie Knox juggles writing, directing, and acting in plays with running a yoga business and wrangling a four-year-old. She has been coaching characterization since 2008 and is a strong believer in being the character, not simply pretending to be the character. In this workshop expect to be challenged to get out of your head and into your body, finding more authenticity in your work.

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Raising Black

A Penny Meacham Production on Resiliency and Hope

Join us for a collection of poetry, skits & monologues exploring the Joy, Pain, Sunshine & Rain of life while examining the state of our relationships to friends, family, community & faith.

February 15, 2023 at 7:00pm

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MAGNETIC U

Lighting Design Basics

Taught by Abby Auman

Join local Lighting Designer Abby Auman for the first workshop of our Magnetic U Designers series, and learn some basic lighting design tricks of the trade. Walk away from this empowering session feeling confident that you understand basic lighting design principles and the importance of the artistic, conceptual, and collaborative side of the craft. Students will learn functional basics of design and programming that can be put to practical use.

Saturday, February 18th, 2023
1:00pm - 4:00pm

About the instructor:

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FISH

By Cyndi Williams
Directed by Ashleigh Goff

When two characters connect unexpectedly in a lonely bar, they wind up playing a dangerous game. Who will survive, and how can they forgive themselves in the process? Shifting timelines and unearthing skeletons, Fish is a fever dream twisting through memory, fantasy and the present.

*Content Warning: language; violence; drug use; child abuse and neglect; self-harm and suicidal ideation.
 

April 14 - 29, 2023
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 4pm

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DA CLASSROOM AIN'T ENUF

By Charles Payne
Directed by Katie Jones

Da Classroom Ain't Enuf is an exploration of the intersection of Black and Brown communities, particularly in and around the American educational system. The play features an ensemble of four actors who play teachers, students and their families and is a mix of poetry, prose and music, with original tracks by composer Richard Jones. This choreopoem is inspired by the work of Ntozake Shange.

*Content Warning: language; violence; descriptions of racially motivated profiling, violence, and sexual assault.

June 2 - 17, 2023
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 4pm

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THE SPLATTER PLAY!

By Abby Auman
Directed by Jessica Johnson

It's the day of the open house for Tina's childhood home, which also happens to be her deceased mother's evil laboratory. Determined to turn the terrors of the lab into selling points, Tina and her optimistic realtor parade a cast of unsavory potential buyers through the home, tormented all the while by the resident creepies and crawlies who aren't quite as ready to move on as Tina would hope. *Note: there will be blood, so much blood. 

*Content Warning: language; violence; blood; gore; audience-immersive scenes.

October 6 - 21, 2023
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 4pm

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NEW QUEER'S EVE

By Jason Phillips, Abby Auman, Eli Hamilton, and Mickey Poandl
Directed by Dwight Chiles

Maybe it's much too early in the game, but I thought I'd ask you just the same, what are you doing New Year's? New Queer’s Eve provides a glimpse into the struggle, absurdity, camaraderie, and joy around this holiday from a LGBTQIA+ lens. The show takes place in one location, and spans several decades of New Year's Eve celebrations. Through interconnected stories told by a collaboration of queer writers, New Queer's Eve invites audiences to share in the joys and struggles of queer life through the decades. 

*Content Warning: language; sensitive subject matter; talk of death; brief burlesque scene (no full nudity.)

December 1 - 16, 2023
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 4pm

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