TheatreUNCA Mainstage Season

  • "Dead Man's Cell Phone" by Sarah Ruhl

    Fall, 2014

  • "Spring Awakening" by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik

    Spring, 2013

  • "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde

    Fall, 2012

  • "columbinus" by Stephen Karam and PJ Paraperelli

    Fall, 2013

TheaterUNCA 2016-2017 Season announcement logo

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

The fictional account, by Peter Weiss, of a play written by the Marquis de Sade and presented by the inmates at the asylum at Charenton.  It concerns the murder of Jean Paul Marat, a leader of the French Revolution, at the hands of Charlotte Corday.  The play questions the motives of revolution and the needs for it to happen.  Many aspects of the play are based on historical facts.  Sade, after whom sadism is named, was a prolific writer who was imprisoned and eventually sent to the asylum as a political prisoner.  There he wrote and produced plays as therapy for the inmates and they were witnessed by members of the Charenton community.

The Tony Award winning play was first produced in April, 1964 and was a striking commentary about the political unrest of  the 1960s.  Many of the points made in the play are even more relevant today.  This play is for mature audiences and includes scenes of violence.

                                 Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

Ticket Prices

General Admission $12

UNCA Faculty         $10

Students, with school ID, OLLI members and UNCA retirees $7.00

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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. 

*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.

                                  Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

In addition, there will be two comedy one acts:

TheatreUNCA On The Road


"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. 

                            "The Actor's Nightmare" is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

"WASP" by Steve Martin (Yes, that Steve Martin!). Directed by Justin Day
In this absurd, dark comedy, playwright Steve Martin critiques the nuclear family and American family values. Come find out what it truly means to be a White Anglo-Saxon Protestant!

                       "Wasp" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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In the Spring, we’ll bring you –The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare with a special guest director Michael MacCauley, who is a director, actor and teacher. Michael has collaborated with many of the local theatres, including North Carolina Stage Company, Asheville Community Theatre and Brevard College, as well as the Montford Park Players and Asheville Ballet. He has Bachelor of Science in Theatre from the University of Evansville and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from Southern Methodist University. 
                    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