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

The Diary of Anne Frank

By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett; Newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman; Directed by Adam Cohen
April 13-29, 2018

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

In this transcendentally powerful play, a young Jewish girl named Anne captures in her diary the claustrophobic realities of her life and the lives of seven others, all of whom are hiding in an attic during the reign of Hitler. Their fear, their hope, their laughter and their grief are shared, showing the astonishing resilience of the human spirit.

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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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RTS: Broken Glass

By Arthur Miller; Directed by Anita Chapman
April 27-29, 2018

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

In this challenging drama set in 1938, a Jewish woman in Brooklyn mysteriously loses the power of her legs. Her paralysis provokes an identity crisis in her husband and becomes a metaphor not only for the brokenness of her marriage, but also for the indifference of the people around her to reports of atrocities taking place in Germany. Performed as Readers Theatre as a part of The Autumn Players' Readers Theatre Showcase Series.

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Mass Appeal

By Bill C. Davis; Produced by Attic Salt Theatre Company
April 6-22, 2018

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

Mark Dolson is ready to become a priest and shake the masses out of their complacency. Father Tim Farley likes the boy's spark, but has a calmer, more popular message to deliver. Will the student become the teacher? Or will Father Farley make his apprentice see that it's better to smile and enjoy some Communion wine? Find out in this Tony-winning play!

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The Mercy Seat

By Neil LaBute; Produced by Ellipsis Theater Company
May 4-20, 2018

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

Set on September 12, 2001. A man who was expected to be at the World Trade Center the day is now missing and presumed dead by his wife. However, he’s holed up in a condo with his mistress considering his unexpected freedom to start a new life.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

The Diary of Anne Frank
By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett; Newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman; Directed by Adam Cohen
April 13-29, 2018

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

In this transcendentally powerful play, a young Jewish girl named Anne captures in her diary the claustrophobic realities of her life and the lives of seven others, all of whom are hiding in an attic during the reign of Hitler. Their fear, their hope, their laughter and their grief are shared, showing the astonishing resilience of the human spirit.

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
RTS: Broken Glass
By Arthur Miller; Directed by Anita Chapman
April 27-29, 2018

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

In this challenging drama set in 1938, a Jewish woman in Brooklyn mysteriously loses the power of her legs. Her paralysis provokes an identity crisis in her husband and becomes a metaphor not only for the brokenness of her marriage, but also for the indifference of the people around her to reports of atrocities taking place in Germany. Performed as Readers Theatre as a part of The Autumn Players' Readers Theatre Showcase Series.

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Mass Appeal
By Bill C. Davis; Produced by Attic Salt Theatre Company
April 6-22, 2018

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

Mark Dolson is ready to become a priest and shake the masses out of their complacency. Father Tim Farley likes the boy's spark, but has a calmer, more popular message to deliver. Will the student become the teacher? Or will Father Farley make his apprentice see that it's better to smile and enjoy some Communion wine? Find out in this Tony-winning play!

Buy Tickets Now
The Mercy Seat
By Neil LaBute; Produced by Ellipsis Theater Company
May 4-20, 2018

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

Set on September 12, 2001. A man who was expected to be at the World Trade Center the day is now missing and presumed dead by his wife. However, he’s holed up in a condo with his mistress considering his unexpected freedom to start a new life.

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Since 1946

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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