Get Edgy With the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival
|The Tiny Wonder Alphabet Show at Asheville Fringe Arts Festival|
The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival, taking place Thursday through Sunday, January 23-26, will focus some of that unconventionality in Asheville's arts scene. According to festival organizers, "the Fringe continues to provide artists with opportunities to explore the edges of their work, collaborate across genres and bring innovative performances to culturally adventurous audiences."
This year's line up offers 13 different ticketed shows at five venues around town, featuring 30+ artists. Highlights include:
- Four new full-length, one act plays created just for the Asheville Fringe: Look out for Table 6, a situation comedy about friends at an engagement party, or check out the tell-all monologue about life in the theatre scene, The Man with the Birdcage on his Head.
- Five shows never seen before in Asheville, brought to the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival from artists far and wide, including a rock show, a comedy one-act and a unique look at Hunter S. Thompson.
- Three edgy variety showcases featuring dance, puppets and a traveling all-star show aboard the LaZoom bus.
- Four exciting after parties, all open to the public.
Want More Theater?The festival is just one of many Asheville theater events happening this winter. In coming weeks, Asheville Community Theatre will be performing global folk tales and welcoming Cabaret to the stage beginning February 7. Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown hosts the wonderfully talented Aquila Theatre Company for two different shows later this month, and brings a company of dancing frogs in February.
For a full list of upcoming arts events, check out our calendar.