In between our Mainstage season shows, we are proud to host concerts, staged readings, films and more!



Gary Carden’s Outlander

Presented by The Autumn Players and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC Asheville

July 31, 2016 * 2:00 pm

A piece of Smoky Mountain history will come to the stage when Outlander, written by award-winning storyteller Gary Carden, with mountain music by Joe Penland, is presented at 2 pm on Sunday, July 31 at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center as a part of the Appalachian Summer Theater Series.

The play, which tells the story of the creation of Great Smoky Mountain National Park, will be performed as readers theater by The Autumn Players. Following the performance, Carden will lead a discussion of the controversies and conflicts between longtime mountain residents and the “outsiders” who advocated preservation through establishment of national park lands.

Seating will be general admission with tickets $6 at the door. For more information on the Appalachian Summer Theater Series, please visit olliasheville.com/special-programs or call OLLI at 828-251-6140.


ACT’s Costume Sale

August 20, 2016 * 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The legendary ACT Costume Sale only happens every now and again. You have to be poised and ready to take advantage of the kookiest and most affordable dig-fest in town. Here’s our suggestion: don’t come looking for a specific piece. Come with your mind open. Want to go as an Avenger for Halloween? You probably won’t find that costume here. Want to go as the Spirit of American Decadence or Parallel Universe 70s Country Legend? You’re in the right place!

Mark your calendars and bring your friends!


Becoming: An Asheville Aerial Arts Production

September 2-4, 2016
Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:30 pm

Audiences will be captivated by these expert athletes and artists defying gravity. While risking life and limb, this accomplished troupe brings delight to the young and young at heart alike with classic circus arts and brilliant, innovative new acts. Asheville Aerial Arts was founded in 2007, and is Asheville’s premier entertainment company specializing in aerial arts.
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Business Sings Broadway

September 10, 2016 * 7:30 pm

We’ve asked local journalists, teachers, bankers, realtors, restaurateurs, and more to hang up their suits and ties for a few nights and join us onstage for a fundraiser like no other! With songs ranging from the silly to sublime, these local moguls are ready prove that “there’s no business like show business” – at least for a night or two! Add a couple of signature cocktails to the mix, and this event will be more fun than a limitless expense account!
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