For more than 6 decades, Asheville Community Theatre has been delighting audiences with high quality performances starring the Asheville community!

Hands on a Hardbody

Book by Doug Wright; Music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green; Lyrics by Amanda Green; Directed by Jerry Crouch; Music Director: Lynda Shuler
June 7-30, 2019

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm; Additional Thursday performances 6/20 and 6/27 at 7:30 pm

For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand new "hardbody" Nissan truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest, only one winner can drive away with the American dream. Based on a true story.

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RTS: The Constant Wife

by Somerset Maugham - directed by Anita Chapman
April 26-28, 2019

Friday and Saturday at 2:30 pm in 35below; Sunday at 2:30 pm at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

In this sophisticated Comedy of Manners about marital maneuvers in 1920's London, when an independent-minded woman discovers her husband is having an affair, instead of playing the cliched role of the wronged wife, she lays bare the hypocrisy of the double standard, presents an unsentimental analysis of marriage, and offers a sensible solution. Performed as Readers Theatre as a part of The Autumn Players' Readers Theatre Showcase Series.

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Speech and Debate

By Stephen Karam * Produced by Attic Salt Theatre Company * Directed by Marci Bernstein
May 10-26, 2019

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm

Three misfit teenagers come together to start a Speech & Debate team at school, protest the school's production of Once Upon a Mattress, and take down a possibly predatory teacher. Loyalties shift and secrets are revealed in this dark comedy by Tony-winner Stephen Karam.

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Listen To This

Hosted by Tom Chalmers
Usually the last Thursday of the month!

7:30 pm

Performed in 35below. There are some stories that are just so good they need to be shared with an assembled audience. Local actor/comedian Tom Chalmers invites you to take part in what is quickly becoming one of Asheville’s most popular series, Listen to This. A storytelling format in the vein of “This American Life,” Listen to This is an evening hosted by Chalmers with stories and songs from some of Asheville’s most interesting writers, performers, and citizens. Each installment features a central theme (past shows have featured stories about everything from gluttony to mistaken identity). Real people. Real stories. Real good times.

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Guys and Dolls JR.

Book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling; Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser; Directed by Marci Bernstein
May 3-5, 2019

Friday at 7:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm

Performed by students in our Tanglewood Youth Theatre class. Set in Damon Runyon’s New York City, Guys and Dolls JR. follows gambler, Nathan Detroit, as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years without ever getting married. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown. Guys and Dolls JR. takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, but everyone eventually ends up right where they belong.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Hands on a Hardbody
Book by Doug Wright; Music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green; Lyrics by Amanda Green; Directed by Jerry Crouch; Music Director: Lynda Shuler
June 7-30, 2019

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm; Additional Thursday performances 6/20 and 6/27 at 7:30 pm

For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand new "hardbody" Nissan truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest, only one winner can drive away with the American dream. Based on a true story.

Buy Tickets Now
RTS: The Constant Wife
by Somerset Maugham - directed by Anita Chapman
April 26-28, 2019

Friday and Saturday at 2:30 pm in 35below; Sunday at 2:30 pm at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

In this sophisticated Comedy of Manners about marital maneuvers in 1920's London, when an independent-minded woman discovers her husband is having an affair, instead of playing the cliched role of the wronged wife, she lays bare the hypocrisy of the double standard, presents an unsentimental analysis of marriage, and offers a sensible solution. Performed as Readers Theatre as a part of The Autumn Players' Readers Theatre Showcase Series.

Buy Tickets Now
Speech and Debate
By Stephen Karam * Produced by Attic Salt Theatre Company * Directed by Marci Bernstein
May 10-26, 2019

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm

Three misfit teenagers come together to start a Speech & Debate team at school, protest the school's production of Once Upon a Mattress, and take down a possibly predatory teacher. Loyalties shift and secrets are revealed in this dark comedy by Tony-winner Stephen Karam.

Buy Tickets Now
Listen To This
Hosted by Tom Chalmers
Usually the last Thursday of the month!

7:30 pm

Performed in 35below. There are some stories that are just so good they need to be shared with an assembled audience. Local actor/comedian Tom Chalmers invites you to take part in what is quickly becoming one of Asheville’s most popular series, Listen to This. A storytelling format in the vein of “This American Life,” Listen to This is an evening hosted by Chalmers with stories and songs from some of Asheville’s most interesting writers, performers, and citizens. Each installment features a central theme (past shows have featured stories about everything from gluttony to mistaken identity). Real people. Real stories. Real good times.

Buy Tickets Now
Guys and Dolls JR.
Book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling; Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser; Directed by Marci Bernstein
May 3-5, 2019

Friday at 7:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm

Performed by students in our Tanglewood Youth Theatre class. Set in Damon Runyon’s New York City, Guys and Dolls JR. follows gambler, Nathan Detroit, as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years without ever getting married. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown. Guys and Dolls JR. takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, but everyone eventually ends up right where they belong.

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Asheville Community Theatre has been delighting audiences with high quality performances, making us the oldest continuously operating theatre in Asheville and one of the oldest community theatres in the nation.

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