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Opens July 19

Asheville Creative Arts Presents: BUGS!
by Jonesalee

When a band of buskers are magically transformed into insects, they must listen to and learn from one another before being returned to their human form. Will they? Comprised of a series of vignettes, this immersive musical spectacle observes and explores the tiny, teeming insect world, in a funny and uplifting experience that asks us to pause, look closely and consider the little things.

With: Edwin Salas Acosta (Horsefly), Holly Heveron-Smith (Mantis, Drums), Jake Donham (Wooly Worm, Keys, Bass), Laura Blackley (Guitar, Busker Band Leader), and Tristan Cameron (Ladybug).  lead artists Abby Felder (direction), Blakeney Bullock (choreography), Brenda Gambill and Gina Stewart (creators / musical directors)

Sets: DeWayne Barton
Puppets/Costumes: Edwin Salas Acosta
Video/Projections: Holly Heveron-Smith
Light Designer & Production Coordinator: Abby Auman

ACA offers specially discounted Camp and School Matinees with $5 tickets, pre-show study guide, and post-show Q&A with discussion questions developed with educators and family therapy practitioners to help audiences discuss content explored during performance. Performances are July 19 & 20 and 25-27 at 1pm at Magnetic 375. For more information and to reserve contact abby@ashevillecreativearts.org or call 914-830-3000.

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August 2-11
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm

Attic Salt Theatre Company Presents…

Talking With…

by Jane Martin

Attic Salt Theatre Company is celebrating women in Jane Martin’s Talking With… This stunning cast will introduce you to eleven women – strong, vulnerable, hilarious, touching women whose stories you don’t hear every day. An ex-rodeo star driven out by corporate takeovers; a actress who goes to ridiculous lengths to get the part; a baton twirler certain she’s doing God’s work; and a woman scheming to live in a McDonald’s. They are all here, waiting to share their lives, their fears, and what makes them strong. They are women. And these are their stories.
Directed by Marci Bernstein
Starring Mandy Bean, Candice Burchill, Jane Hallstrom, Hallee Hirsh, Amanda Hunt, Carin Metzger, Chelsey Mirheli, Christy Montesdeoca, Lynda Schuler, Nina Troy, and Devyn Villarreal
Tickets $18 (plus applicable tax)



Sunday, August 12 – 2:30 PM

The first ever live performance from Palimpsest, an audio drama about memory, identity, and the things that haunt us. Hayley Heninger and Jamieson Ridenhour will perform an episode from the podcast’s popular first season, and then debut the first episode of season two, which officially launches in September. Live music will be performed by composer Ian Ridenhour

About Palimpsest:
Palimpsest is an audio drama about memory, identity, and and the things that haunt us. The first season, Anneliese, tells the story of Anneliese Glaser, who is still mourning the death, years earlier, of her sister Claire. The podcast is presented as Anneliese’s audio notes to her former therapist as she works through her feelings about her sister, but soon takes an eerie turn to document hauntings in her new apartment, as well as Anneliese’s potentially flawed memories of Claire. As Anneliese experiences more hauntings, she is forced to confront disturbing truths about her own past. The season ran bi-weekly from October 31st, 2017 until March 6th, 2018.

As of mid-May, 2018, Palimpsest passed 10,000 downloads, and boasts listeners all over the United States, Canada, the U.K., and Europe.

Season two, featuring a new story and character, will launch in September 2018. Find out more at www.thepalimpsestpodcast.com.

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