ONLY $16! ONLY THROUGH MAY 6!
Stupid Fucking Bird!
Extraordinary response from the press and the audience! Don't miss your chance to see this truly great show!
"Riveting... Brilliant edgy comedy... A gripping story of lost souls looking for some human connection… Sizzling performances from a great cast… Hold on tightly and be prepared for a wild ride!" Tony Kiss, Mountain Xpress
“A rare treat… Profound and moving… More than delivers the kind of theatre experience we all wish for… Loving and deeply diverting… New and inventive… Emotional depth, harrowing pathos, and razor-precise wit… Roils of laughter, gasps of surprise… Leave(s) the audience on the edges of their seats… Impressive high-wire act… Perfect comic timing… Knows how to play up and down the emotional scales… Endlessly fun to watch… Emotionally shattering conclusion… Resonates long past the viewing…” Jeff Messer, The Jeff Messer Show, 880therevolution
"A huge wallop… Awesome soliloquies and monologues, delivered with aplomb… Astounding approaches to breaking down the ‘fourth wall’… Very effective… This cast includes some of Asheville’s finest!" Jim Cavener, Asheville Citizen-Times
“A high-octane production… going for guffaws and getting them in abundance… The zaniness of Saturday Night Live and Monty Python filtered through Woody Allen in his New Yorker mode, with a dash of Jon Stewart’s knowing smirk… A hilarious scarf dance worthy of a Fiddler on the Roof with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca…” Arnold Wengrow, An Asheville Observer
Mountain Art Theatre
in association with The Magnetic Theatre
Presents the Asheville Premiere of
STUPID FUCKING BIRD
A Raucous, Contemporary Reimagining of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull
Asheville audiences are in for a wild ride, beginning April 13, when Mountain Art Theatre and The Magnetic Theatre combine forces to present the award-winning Stupid Fucking Bird by Aaron Posner. Directed by Henry Williamson III and starring seven of Asheville’s finest actors, this furiously paced, often hilarious, irreverent but moving and song-filled play about art and love will delight devotees of and newcomers to one of the world stage’s most enduring masterpieces, The Seagull.
“After reading the script and discovering how unpredictably hysterical and deliciously theatrical this adaptation is, we knew immediately we would stage it when the right opportunity presented itself,” says Dwight Chiles, co-artistic director, with Williamson, of Mountain Art Theatre. Williamson brought the idea to Magnetic artistic director Steven Samuels, whom he had directed in last year’s Magnetic production of Death of a Salesman. “The script knocked me out,” Samuels says. “When I realized how directly it speaks to The Magnetic’s mission of original works and understood how much of the cast would consist of Magnetic regulars, I proposed the co-production.” Those actors include Samuels himself and Magnetic star Tracey Johnston-Crum, as well as Allen T. Law and Samantha LeBrocq, who perform frequently with both companies, as well as Mountain Art stalwarts Chiles, Josephine Thomas, and David Anthony Yeates.
“It’s one of the most inventive plays I’ve come across,” Williamson says, “effectively teetering back and forth between that fine line of comedy and tragedy. Posner’s writing is riotously funny and yet deeply moving and poignant all at once. I think people are going to have an utterly unique, surprising, exciting, and refreshing night at the theatre!”
UPCOMING MAINSTAGE AT MAGNETIC 375!
May 11-June 3
A Magnetic Theatre World Premiere!
an urban myth in two acts
Directed by Steven Samuels
June 8-July 1
Another Magnetic Theatre World Premiere!
How To Shoot Yourself in the Face
an outrage in two acts
LATE-NIGHT AT MAGNETIC 375!
The first Friday of each month at 10:30 PM
(Next up: May 5!)
ONLY $8! ONLY AT THE DOOR!
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.
The first Saturday of each month at 10:30 PM!
(Next up: May 6!)
ONLY $8! ONLY AT THE DOOR!
MAINTAINING AN ELECTION
Much like his daily iHeartRadio talk show, Jeff Messer’s Maintaining an Election is 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 is...edgy!
Making its triumphant return
Friday & Saturday, May 12 & 13, @ 10 PM
with your host BOO VELVET
THE GREAT AMERICAN STRIP-OFF!
It's burlesque! It's improv! It's fierce competition! It's sexy ridiculousness like you've never seen it before! (Unless you caught its sold-out run in January!)
Tickets on sale right here! Real soon!
RETURNS MAY 17! THE SUPERHAPPY TRIVIA CHALLENGE!
The SuperHappy Trivia Challenge was created by Adam Arthur with help from Troy Burnette. The duo host the show on the third Wednesday of the month at Magnetic 375! The Trivia Challenge is a free-form 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 debut more than a year ago, the show has steadily built a devoted audience. Folks return month after month to watch the ever-new madness!