March 14, 2008

Asheville Performances Mar-Apr

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence - One Shot
Mar 25 - 26
Diana Wortham Theatre

One Shot is Ronald K. Brown's newest work inspired by the life and work of African American photographer Charles "Teenie" Harris, nicknamed "One Shot". In this new work, Ronald K. Brown continues to blaze the trail in creating significant works documenting and celebrating the universal importance of the African American experience to American and world culture and history. Using the music of Phyllis Hyman, Billy Strayhorn and other jazz masters, this work invokes and inspires the beauty of this cultural community.

Underneath the Lintel: The Mystery of the Abandoned Trousers
Apr 2-20
NC Stage Company

A small town librarians sheltered life is changed forever when the library receives a returned book 134 years overdue. A note scribbled in the margin and an unclaimed dry-cleaning ticket spur him to break the daily habits of his life and solve a mystery that spans continents and centuries. Underneath the Lintel (thats the doorway, not the legume) is the funny and moving story of one man's stubborn search for an answer, and what happens when the answers are all questions.

Shakespeare's The Tempest

Apr 9
Diana Wortham Theatre

A magical, hour-long production of Shakespeares fantastical romance intertwines puppetry and object theatre with actors to recreate Prosperos world. This public evening performance is presented in partnership with Theatre UNCA and UNCA's The Center for Diversity Education.

Eiko & Koma
Apr 12
UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium

UNC Asheville presents these Japanese-American avant-garde dancers as they perform "Mourning," their original choreography accompanied by pianist Margaret Leng Tan, a devotee of John Cage. Since performing in the US in 1976, Eiko & Koma have presented their works at theaters, universities, museums, galleries and festivals across North America, Europe and Japan.

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