Current Productions

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COMING THIS FALL

A Company of Wayward Saints by George Herman

By special permission from Samuel French, Inc., A Concord Theatricals Company

A troupe of traveling actors are desperate to find their way home after many days on the road. Stranded and down on their luck, this commedia dell’arte troupe finally encounter a wealthy patron who promises them the money, but only if they improvise a play, to his liking, on the dauntingly large subject: The History of Man. The problem is the troupe is dysfunctional and has lost their ability to improvise. Nonetheless, they soldier on starting with the Garden of Eden through Everyman in birth, adolescence, marriage and death. Along the way they enact other wayward adventures such as the assassination of Julius Caesar and the homecoming of Odysseus. It is during the performance, the troupe rediscovers themselves and their art through a series of comical and sometimes heartwarming scenes.

Show Dates: October 3rd – 5th @ 7:30pm; October 6th @ 2pm. 

 

She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen

By special permission from Samuel French, Inc., A Concord Theatricals Company

Our Senior class will bring to life their version of a fantasy role-playing game based on the work of acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen. We are first introduced to Agnes Evans as she prepares to leave the only home she has known. A home where she is haunted by the death of her teenage sister, Tilly, who she realizes she never really knew. As she packs, Agnes comes across Tilly’s notebook on Dungeons & Dragons where she enters the imaginary world Tilly created as a refuge and begins her own journey of self discovery. Homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and lots of 90s pop culture are presented as a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

Show Dates: November 14th – 16th @ 7:30pm; November 17th @ 2pm. 

 

Tickets for our productions may be purchased through our Box Office in Belk Theatre on the UNC Asheville campus or through Etix.

Ticket prices for our regular shows (musicals are a bit higher):

$7 students/OLLI members/UNCA Alumni

$10 Faculty/Senior Citizens

$12 General Admission

 

Who We Are

For UNC Asheville’s Drama Department, the stage is our lab. Through the department’s mainstage productions, TheatreUNCA, independent productions, and professional internship opportunities, drama majors test the theories and practices they study in the classroom in theatrical presentations for the public. We embrace experimentation and collaboration to produce creative and knowledgeable theatre artists who understand their responsibilities to their community, their art, and their own personal growth.

What You’ll Learn

With learning opportunities on the stage and behind the scenes, drama majors will master one of the following areas: acting, design, directing, K-12 theatre arts licensure or theater history, as well as front of the house management. We also offer student positions in the scene shop, house electrics, and the costume shop, as well as internships with local theater companies. Drama majors can grow their technical theater skills by joining the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), while Alpha Psi Omega, the national theater honor society, produces student shows and events.