Friday, January 11, 2008

New Play at NC Stage

Don't miss Scapegoat Theatre Collective's latest production, References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, by Jose Rivera. This evocative script follows a woman who is forced into isolation by her husband while he's away fighting in Operation Desert Storm. Surreal things happen to her in her dreamy solitude, and their separateness is painfully revealed during his visits home. Come and be a part of this sexy, bold, thrilling, and artistically beautiful production. Showtimes are 7:30pm, Thursday-Saturday Jan. 10-12 and 17-19 at NC Stage Company, across from Zambra's on Walnut. Tickets are $15. You can reserve tickets by calling the NC Stage Box office at 350-9090, try online, or you can try your luck by coming early to buy tickets the nights of the show.

Join us and experience transformative, relevant theatre in Asheville.

1 comment:

Cecil Bothwell said...

I attended last night's Scapegoat performance and was sadly disappointed. This play is not up to the normally high standards of Asheville's trend-setting theater collective.
The fault was at least as much with the script as the performance. The failure to establish any sense of the surreal left one feeling that the reference to Dali was contrived. There was no sense of it being a "reflection of a reflection." (It should be noted that Shane Meador's set did draw on Dali's images to good effect.)
There were some good individual performances: Ashley Marchesi's debut performance as the Cat was adroit. She played off well against Art Moore's lecherous Coyote. Scott Fisher is a delight as Martin.
Unfortunately, the entirety never reached out to take hold of the audience and my own disappointment was shared with other audience members I talked with and overheard.