Welcome to THE MAGNETIC THEATRE
Asheville’s home to original works since 2009
NC Premiere/November 2 – 18
Adapted from Moliere by Andrew Gall and Megan Powell
Directed by Andrew Gall
Originally produced in 1666, The Misanthrope is a classic stage comedy that has been in constant production for three and a half centuries. The original was written by the celebrated French playwright, Moliere and was set in the ostentatious and posh world of the French aristocracy.
Playwrights Andrew Gall and Megan Powell have brought Moliere forward into the 21st century by replacing the French courtiers with rock musicians, pop divas, roadies, and assorted hangers-on. The story is much the same; Alceste, an iconoclastic rock purist, has declared he is sick of hypocrisy and will tell others exactly what he feels. He is, simultaneously, romantically involved with Cecelia, a break-out pop star, who is as shallow, venal, and not exactly the most faithful of lovers.
In order to prove his devotion to the truth, Alceste tells an aspiring rapper, ‘Lil Tastee’, who hopes to be the next Eminem, that he has no talent. Only to discover that his would-be girlfriend, the fickle Cecelia, might be carrying on with Lil Tastee behind his back.
Chaotically funny, Gall and Powell’s adaptation of The Misanthrope opened in Chicago at the Wing & Groove Theatre Company. It has been performed in across the country and the production at The Magnetic Theatre will be the first time the play has been produced in North Carolina.
PERFORMANCES: November 2 – November 18, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 3pm
First Friday Performance – $12 (+$2 tax and service fee)
All other performances- $18 (+$2 tax and service fee)
The Magnetic Theatre is a not-for-profit production company that gives original works and the people who make them a home to share with enthusiastic audiences. The Magnetic Theatre believes that all the great ages of playwrighting have depended on theatre people living and working in an actual community like Asheville, and writing and producing works for that community. If you would like to help us on our mission, here are three of the best ways to make a difference:
– Attending our shows
– Sharing what we do with others using #audiencereview
– Becoming a Member
-Making a tax-deductible donation
Thank you to all of our friends, family, and fans, who have kept original works on our stage for 10 years!
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PERFORMANCES: NOVEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 15, 2018
First weekend: Thursday – Saturday at 7:30pm
All other weekends: Thursdays at 7:30pm
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and 10:00pm