TERRY TEMPEST: THE FINAL INTERVIEW
“Thoroughly entertaining,” says Jeff Messer of The Jeff Messer Show in his 880therevolution blog post. “The Magnetic has another original hit on their hands with this well-acted, dynamic show about a revered punk musician mounting a comeback after a decade-plus-long hiatus.” And Arnold Wengrow, in An Asheville Observer, calls Terry Tempest an “entertaining dark comedy [that] keeps us eagerly anticipating the inevitable fireworks [in] a finale that is both hilarious and harrowing…Ridenhour never forgets he’s writing a comedy, and he keeps quips and one-liners arriving with Neil Simon regularity.”
Aspiring journalist Olivia Blake has landed an interview with her childhood idol, Terry Tempest, lead singer of the iconic punk band The Storm. It could be the making of her career, but she knows the reclusive punk rocker is notorious for abusing interviewers (when he doesn’t ditch the interview altogether). Olivia brings her friend and fellow Storm fanatic Stacy along for support. For Olivia and Stacy, Terry Tempest is a god—the voice of the band that helped them survive the traumas of their youth. Terry, on the other hand, is none too happy to discover the two “fangirls” in his hotel room, and even more unhappy when his manager locks them all in until he agrees to give an interview. And then there are the guns…
Terry Tempest: The Final Interview is an exploration of fame, fandom, trauma, isolation, and connection. The narrative is by turns hysterically funny, satiric, and painful. The play’s dark ending reveals Tempest to be neither god nor monster, but human, with all the flaws that entails.
Helmed by Magnetic veteran Rodney Smith, and featuring Magnetic regulars Cody Magouirk, Carrie Kimbrell Kimzey, and Pasquale LaCorte, TERRY TEMPEST: The Final Interview introduces playwright Jamieson Ridenhour and actor Hayley Heninger to The Magnetic stage.
UPCOMING AT MAGNETIC 375!
Mountain Art Theatre, in association with The Magnetic Theatre, presents
Stupid Fucking Bird, by Aaron Posner, directed by Henry Williamson III, April 13-May 6
A Magnetic Theatre world premiere!
Malverse, by John Crutchfield, directed by Steven Samuels, May 11-June 3
A Magnetic Theatre world premiere!
American Arcade; or, How To Shoot Yourself in the Face, by Steven Samuels, June 8-July 1
NEW LATE-NIGHT SHOWS LAUNCH IN APRIL!
The Magnetic Theatre presents two late-night shows for your entertainment pleasure, beginning in April!
Jeff Messer's MAINTAINING AN ELECTION
Much like his daily iHeartRadio talk show, Jeff Messer’s Maintaining an Election will be a political satire-driven entertainment, with the latest headlines and news as well as interviews with local social and political figures, live music, and comedy, in a 90-minute format (with intermission). Unlike the FCC-adherent radio show, Maintaining an Election will have a slightly edgy flavor. As an April Fool’s joke, the show debuts Saturday, April 1, at a special time: 7:30 PM. Subsequent performances will take place the first Saturday of each month at 10:30 PM.
THE SUPERHAPPY RADIO HOUR
The SuperHappy crew, best-known thus far for the monthly SuperHappy Trivia Challenge, are cooking up still more madness! Debuting Friday, April 7, at 10:30 PM, The SuperHappy Radio Hour revives classic radio theatre as some of Asheville’s funniest people record an hour-long podcast comedy, complete with live foley effects and music. Subsequent performances will take place the first Friday of each month, also at 10:30 PM.
Both Maintaining an Election and The SuperHappy Radio Hour will be presented at Magnetic 375 (375 Depot Street in Asheville’s River Arts District). Tickets for each show are only $8, only at the door.
ACA Presents THE LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD SHOW April 6-9!
Asheville Creative Arts presents
THE LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD SHOW
by Russell Davis
co-directors Abby Felder and Katie Jones
April 6-9, 2017
Performances: Thursday and Friday at 7pm; Saturday and Sunday at 1pm and 4pm
at Magnetic 375
375 Depot Street in the River Arts District
$12 (students) and groups (10 or more); $23 (adults)
Tickets available at https://www.artful.ly/asheville-creative-arts/store/events/11103
*meant to be enjoyed by everyone 5 and older
Take one girl, equipped with a basket of goodies. Add one Grandmother, sick in bed. Combine with one Wolf, lurking mischievously. Toss in one skeptical Mother, and let simmer for one hour. Russell Davis stirs the ingredients of this well-loved tale in new postmodern directions, concocting a sly and spicy story that delights children and adults right down to the last surprising bite, addressing social media as the modern day “wolf in the woods.”
Starring: George Awad, Julia Cunningham, Daniele Martin, & Tippin
sets & costumes: Marie Yokoyama
video: Rebecca Williams
lights: Eric Winkenwerder, Wink Lighting
dramaturge: Alex Smith
The SuperHappy Trivia Challenge Returns April 19!
Tickets for April 19 On Sale Here Now!
The SuperHappy Trivia Challenge was created by Adam Arthur with help from Troy Burnette. The duo host the show on the (mostly) second wednesday of the month at Magnetic 375. The Trivia Challenge is a freeform game/variety show featuring Asheville’s top comic actors and personalities answering ridiculous questions devised by its creator and host, Adam Arthur. If that weren’t enough, The Trivia Challenge is proud to showcase live music from The Amazing SuperHappy One-Man Band, Anthony Willingham!
Since its premier one year ago, the show has steadily built a devoted audience resulting in performances at or near capacity. Folks return month after month to see what madness may occur.