"Dead Man's Cell Phone" by Sarah Ruhl
"Spring Awakening" by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik
"The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde
"columbinus" by Stephen Karam and PJ Paraperelli
AUDITIONS FOR FALL OUR MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, AUGUST 24TH AND 25TH BETWEEN 7PM AND 10PM. CALLBACKS WILL BE ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 26TH. A SIGN-UP SHEET IS POSTED ON THE DRAMA PRODUCTION BOARD IN BELK THEATRE AUGUST 22ND. SCRIPTS ARE NOW ON RESERVE IN RAMSEY LIBRARY. ALL UNC ASHEVILLE STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION, YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A DRAMA MAJOR TO AUDITION.
We’ll kick off our season with the Tony Award winning play -The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade, also known simply as MARAT/SADE, by Peter Weiss directed by Rob Bowen.
October 20th - 22nd at 7:30pm, October 23rd at 2:00pm
Next up is TheatreUNCA “On the Road”
During the month of November, three student directors will take two separate productions out of the Carol Belk Theatre and “on the road” into local schools, community centers, and parks between November 7th and November 19th. This is a great opportunity for students to gain experience in understanding the rewards and challenges that come with touring theatre and for new audiences to enjoy TheatreUNCA in alternative spaces. One of the plays will be a Theatre for Young Audience play entitled "The Tolstoy Story"* by Virginia Glasgow Koste. In addition, there will be two comedy one acts:
"The Actor's Nightmare" by Christopher Durang, Directed by Caroline Dischell.
You know that dream where suddenly you are onstage, and you can't remember what play you're in, much less your lines? George Spelvin does. Watch as George and his unlucky castmates try and work their way through every actor's nightmare.
"WASP" by Steve Martin (Yes, that Steve Martin!). Directed by Justin Day
In this absurd, dark comedy, playwright Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin) critiques the nuclear family and American family values. Come find out what it truly means to be a White Anglo-Saxon Protestant!
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In the Spring, we’ll bring you –The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare with a special guest director to be announced at a later date.
March 2nd - 4th at 7:30pm, March 5th at 2:00pm
To cap off our season, TheatreUNCA and Asheville Community Theatre have joined forces to bring you – Peter and the Starcatcher, a play by Ricke Elice, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Directed by Chanda Calentine. All performances will take place at the Carol Belk Theatre on the UNC Asheville campus.
March 30, 31, April 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 at 7:30pm
April 2nd and 9th at 2:00pm
*Inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s telling of Russian Folktales over a century ago, "The Tolstoy Story" is a celebration of traditional storytelling. Entertaining, accessible and surprising, this ensemble piece blends of vaudeville, commedia, realism, farce and poetry. The play, composed of stories, illustrates the essence of story itself as a human survival tool and art. Its theme is that each person's real life is in itself a complex story, made of overlapping, interwoven stories.