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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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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Curtains Up: A Gala in Wonderland

Saturday, June 1, 2019

7:00 pm (VIP Guests arrive at 6:00)

Chase the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole to Curtains Up: A Gala in Wonderland! This fabulous fundraiser supports the many programs that Asheville Community Theatre provides!

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RTS: Ancestral Voices

by A R Gurney - directed by RoseLynn Katz
June 7-9, 2019

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

Breaking the rules of her upper crust social world and shocking her family, an older woman in the years before World War II divorces her husband and marries another man. Told lovingly by her grandson as a child, and later, after he becomes a mature adult, this tale, written expressly to be read aloud, nostalgically shows how an entire way of life has been erased by the passing of time. Performed as Readers Theatre as a part of The Autumn Players' Readers Theatre Showcase Series.

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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.

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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.

Buy Tickets Now
Curtains Up: A Gala in Wonderland
Saturday, June 1, 2019

7:00 pm (VIP Guests arrive at 6:00)

Chase the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole to Curtains Up: A Gala in Wonderland! This fabulous fundraiser supports the many programs that Asheville Community Theatre provides!

Buy Tickets Now
RTS: Ancestral Voices
by A R Gurney - directed by RoseLynn Katz
June 7-9, 2019

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

Breaking the rules of her upper crust social world and shocking her family, an older woman in the years before World War II divorces her husband and marries another man. Told lovingly by her grandson as a child, and later, after he becomes a mature adult, this tale, written expressly to be read aloud, nostalgically shows how an entire way of life has been erased by the passing of time. Performed as Readers Theatre as a part of The Autumn Players' Readers Theatre Showcase Series.

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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.

We provide entertainment, enrichment and education through the practices and celebration of the theatre arts.

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