2019 Season

BUNCOMBE TOWER

By Peter Lundblad
Directed by Katie Jones
World Premiere

Mainstage

Buncombe Tower is a comic fairy tale allegory of Asheville. It follows a mythical past, a possible future and its prodigal daughter is trying to sort it all out. This world premiere by Asheville playwright Peter Lundblad is a fable about the casualties of gentrification told through poetry, puppetry and fantasy.

Warning: Contains adult language

May 10 - June 2, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 3 p.m.

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POTTY PEOPLE

By Zoey Laird

Who needs a glory hole when you can break the fourth wall? In POTTY PEOPLE, Zoey Laird makes the personal public, and makes private time into a fun time for all. This one-woman show rotates a carousel of characters around the commode; her bathroom is plumb personality. Crazy's coming out one-way or another ... find out if the potty people flush!

May 12, 19, and 26, 2019
7:30 p.m.

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IN THE ASSASSINS' GARDEN

By David Brendan Hopes
Directed by Andrew Gall
World Premiere

Mainstage

A smoldering historical look at an America riven by partisan politics, flirting with socialism, and galvanized by a swiftly rising feminist movement. Seemingly contemporary, this historical play looks at the chaotic and frenzied wake of the assassination of William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States.

June 14 - 30, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 3 p.m.

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Staged Reading - DEATH BY SPARKLE

Death by Sparkle (or what happens when you drink window cleaner) is a fictional autobiography by local poet Barbie Angell. This staged reading is part of The Magnetic Theatre's New Play Development program. Come see new work-in-progress, followed by a talkback with the audience. Directed by Katie Jones.

June 27, 2019
7:30 p.m.

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INDECENT

By Paula Vogel
Directed by Andrew Gall
Asheville Premiere

Mainstage

This play is based on true events surrounding the incendiary 1923 Broadway debut of Yiddish writer Sholem Asch’s ​God of Vengeance and the controversial lesbian love scene it contained, and the actors who risked their careers – and lives – to perform it.

August 2 - 25, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 3 p.m.

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CARRY ON: CHAPTER ONE

Written and Performed by Murphy Funkhouser-Capps
Directed by Rodney Smith

Mainstage

Chapter One is a fast-paced, action "packed" ride through Funkhouser-Capps wild twenties and her journey from barroom to motherhood, rebellion to redemption. This chapter will be relatable and enjoyed by anyone who took the long way to find themselves and the way back home.

September 5 - 15, 2019
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays at 3 p.m.

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CARRY ON: CHAPTER TWO

Written and Performed by Murphy Funkhouser-Capps
Directed by Rodney Smith

Mainstage

Chapter Two is a hilarious and very human romp through marriage, child-rearing and "becoming domesticated". This chapter will be deeply touching to anyone who has gotten a second chance at love or life or who has loved despite the risk of loss.

September 5 - 15, 2019
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays at 7:30 p.m.

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THE LEGACY OF AMELIA ALDEAN

By Laurie Jones
Directed by Katie Jones
World Premiere

Mainstage

A one-note-wonder novelist, who is in the throes of a long dry spell, has moved into the house of dead writer Amelia Aldean in the hopes of summoning her ghost to “invade his life,” desperate to find the story that will turn his life around.

September 27 - October 20, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 3 p.m.

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MOUNTAIN POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE – IN THE NICK OF TIME!

By Honor Moor
Directed by Michael Lilly
World Premiere

Mainstage

The underfunded and underprepared (but committed!) Mountain Political Action Committee returns to confront another crisis in Asheville; as a group of conservatives, who feel that their way of life is being threatened, hold divisive a rally. When unwelcome guests propose crashing the rally, the members of MOPAC must find some common ground with the conservatives, in order to fight for the town they all love.

November 1 - 24, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 3 p.m.

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