NOW ON THE MAGNETIC MAINSTAGE
Through October 7 Only!
Whose memory comes closest to the truth?
Who bears the responsibility?
THE MAGNETIC THEATRE PRESENTS A WORLD PREMIERE
by Lucia Del Vecchio
Directed by Callan White
Starring Andrew Gall
and Emily Tynan McDaniel
Best known for her rollicking Magnetic comedies such as MILF, The Musical and last year’s Off the Rails, playwright and Founding Artistic Associate Lucia Del Vecchio returns to Magnetic 375 (375 Depot Street in the River Arts District) with the world premiere of a thought-provoking drama, Better Strangers, about two people who meet again twenty years after a conversation that irrevocably changes one of their lives.
Del Vecchio is extraordinarily excited about a script so different from those she’s written before. “This play allowed me to really delve into the nuances of dialogue,” the playwright says, “to follow what seems like a casual conversation between two people, who haven’t seen each other in a long time, as it devolves into heated conflict and argument. Literally every word counts in a play like this, as it has the opportunity to shed light onto the motivations, subtext, and histories of each character.”
Callan White, a highly regarded, Asheville-based actress and teacher, makes her Magnetic debut as the director of Better Strangers. The two-hander stars theatrical veteran Andrew Gall (a newly named Magnetic Theatre artistic associate, previously seen in The Magnetic’s Malverse, and the director of the company’s recent Six Knots) playing novelist/professor John Lambert, who—at least at first—has no recollection of former student Joanna Tilley, played by Emily Tynan, who makes her stage debut in this production.
“This powerful play keeps becoming what you least expect,” says Magnetic Producing Artistic Director Steven Samuels. “And Lucia could not be more fortunate than to have Callan White directing a play with such complex, commanding characters. Andrew Gall’s performance will be strong, as always. Emily Tynan McDaniel, the most-accomplished newcomer I’ve ever seen, will be a revelation.”
The Magnetic Theatre presents the world premiere of Lucia Del Vecchio’s Six Knots, directed by Callan White. Starring Andrew Gall and Emily Tynan McDaniel. Set and prop design by Nathan Singer. Lighting design by Jason Williams. At Magnetic 375 (375 Depot Street in the River Arts District). Low-priced previews September 14 & 15. Opening night, with free bubbly, September 16. Continues Thursdays-Saturdays through October 7. All performances at 7:30 PM. Previews $12. All other performances $16. $10 student rush tickets available 15 minutes before curtain with valid I.D. Prices include taxes and fees.
THE BERNSTEINS ARE COMING!
Here’s your chance to make sure you see them this year!
Do you love the BERNSTEIN FAMILY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR?
Ever have trouble getting tickets to this perennially sold-out show?
Or just want to party with the Bernsteins?
SAVE THE DATE TO BUY TICKETS EARLY, AND MORE!
Wednesday, October 4, 7:30 PM: Meet the Bernsteins! Get entertained and get a preview of what you’re in for with The 34th Annual Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular! Have a drink and some food on us! Bid on fabulous prizes–including a chance to dine with Judy Bernstein and Justin Bernstein (aka Baby Jesus) and your own personal (or business) 30-second live ad in the show! And, maybe most important, buy your Bernstein tickets weeks before they go on sale to the general public! And help The Magnetic Theatre present “original works, locally grown” all year long! Tickets to this special event are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law!
Blue Ridge Pride Comedy Night 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 7:30 PM
A new addition to this year’s PRIDE Fest will be a special night of comedy, coming to the Magnetic Theatre’s 375 Depot Street location in the River Arts District Regional and local LGBTQ comedians take the stage, co-hosted by Jason Scholder (Asheville comedian), and Jeff Messer (formerly of iHeart Radio’s The Jeff Messer Show, and actor/director/playwright.) Emceeing the show is the former Miss Blue Ridge Pride and the current Miss Asheville Sweetheart, Miss Ida Carolina!
Local and regionally popular comedians, Kevin Delgado, Mimi Benfield, Lauren Faber, Craig Holcombe and Ian Howell, are coming from as far as Raleigh to entertain you with their wit and charm, while also talking about the issues that matter most to the Blue Ridge Pride community.
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