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

Peter and the Starcatcher

A Play by Rick Elice; Music by Wayne Barker; Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson; Directed by Chanda Calentine
March 30-April 15, 2017

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

Performed at the Carol Belk Theatre on the UNC Asheville campus. This show never stops flying! Tony Award-winning Peter and the Starcatcher is a swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan. Featuring 13 actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters – including the precocious Molly and the fearsome Black Stache – Peter and the Starcatcher is a playful and witty story of heroes and heroines, bravery and loyalty, and love and friendship. It will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight! A co-production with the UNC Asheville Drama Dept.

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This is Our Youth

By Kenneth Lonergan; Directed by Robert Dale Walker
March 31-April 16, 2017

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

Performed in 35below. Produced by The Actor’s Center of Asheville. Penned by Pulitzer prize nominated playwright Kenneth Lonergan, This is Our Youth follows forty-eight hours of three very lost young souls living on Manhattan’s Upper West Side at the dawn of the Reagan era. Funny, painful, and compassionate, the play provides a living snapshot of the moment between adolescence and adulthood.

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RTS: Outlander

By Gary Carden; Directed by Marianne Lyon
March 24-26, 2017

All performances at 2:30 pm; Friday and Saturday performances at 35below, Sunday performance at the Reuter Center on the UNC Asheville campus.

A piece of Smoky Mountain history will come to the stage again in an encore reader's theatre presentation of Outlander, written by award-winning storyteller Gary Carden, with mountain music by William Ritter. The play tells the story of the creation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and deals with the controversies and conflicts between longtime mountain residents and the “outsiders” who advocated preservation through establishment of national park lands. Presented as Readers Theatre.

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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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UPCOMING SHOWS

Peter and the Starcatcher
A Play by Rick Elice; Music by Wayne Barker; Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson; Directed by Chanda Calentine
March 30-April 15, 2017

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

Performed at the Carol Belk Theatre on the UNC Asheville campus. This show never stops flying! Tony Award-winning Peter and the Starcatcher is a swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan. Featuring 13 actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters – including the precocious Molly and the fearsome Black Stache – Peter and the Starcatcher is a playful and witty story of heroes and heroines, bravery and loyalty, and love and friendship. It will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight! A co-production with the UNC Asheville Drama Dept.

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This is Our Youth
By Kenneth Lonergan; Directed by Robert Dale Walker
March 31-April 16, 2017

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

Performed in 35below. Produced by The Actor’s Center of Asheville. Penned by Pulitzer prize nominated playwright Kenneth Lonergan, This is Our Youth follows forty-eight hours of three very lost young souls living on Manhattan’s Upper West Side at the dawn of the Reagan era. Funny, painful, and compassionate, the play provides a living snapshot of the moment between adolescence and adulthood.

Buy Tickets Now
RTS: Outlander
By Gary Carden; Directed by Marianne Lyon
March 24-26, 2017

All performances at 2:30 pm; Friday and Saturday performances at 35below, Sunday performance at the Reuter Center on the UNC Asheville campus.

A piece of Smoky Mountain history will come to the stage again in an encore reader's theatre presentation of Outlander, written by award-winning storyteller Gary Carden, with mountain music by William Ritter. The play tells the story of the creation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and deals with the controversies and conflicts between longtime mountain residents and the “outsiders” who advocated preservation through establishment of national park lands. Presented as Readers Theatre.

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.

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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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