Haywood Arts Regional Theatre

2012 Season: The Feichter Studio

Since its opening in 1997, the HART Studio Season has been the site of some of the area’s most exciting theatre. The intimate Feichter Studio puts audience members no more than three rows from the actors. Productions in the Studio are chosen by the actors and directors in the community and reflect the material they find most exciting. The Studio has featured classics by Chekhov and Ibsen, original plays, musicals and cutting edge contemporary drama. The Studio Season begins in January and runs through April. Seating is General Admission, but reservations are recommended as productions regularly sell out.

Performancs are Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm.

THE OXYMORONS Improvisational Comedy
January 20, 21, 22

Last season our group of local zanies delighted audiences with their on the spot comedy. They return to open our season. If you have never experienced Improv – make it up on the spot – comedy, you are in for a treat. Quick minds, with a merciless sense of humor, that can get a bit off color, so adult content isn’t planned but it may slip out.
Adults $10, Students $6

"Land's End and Beyond"
“Jesse Racer,” “Coy,” “Philoctetes,” “Jimmy Du,” “Signs and Wonders”
January 27, 28, 29

By Gary Cardin
Directed by Tom Dewees
With John Winfield, Jack Ross, James Bradley, Holly Ann Harmon Jeremy Bridges and Tom Dewees

This is an evening that will feature five short plays by local playwright Gary Cardin. Cardin is best known for his play “Nance Dude,” which we presented a few season back and he is a chronicler of stories with a local spin and resonance. This will be a very special event which will connect you even more to the WNC mountains. Gary lives in Jackson County and is well known as one of the regions finest writers.
Adults $10, Students $6
(Hold Over Dates: February 3, 4, 5)

"Collected Stories"
February 10, 11, 12

By Donald Margulies
Directed by Suzanne Tinsley
With Lyn Donley and Emily Warren

The conflict between the established artist and the adulatory fan who becomes a protégé, disciple, colleague and friend—and finally threatening rival—is one of those great topics…It resurfaces in Donald Margulies' provocative new play, "Collected Stories", which confronts the prominent short-story writer Ruth Steiner with her student turned confidante turned competitor Lisa Morrison. "As usual, Margulies holds the rich ore of his material up to the light so that it sends beams in every direction…always fluid and lively, the play is thick with ideas, like a stockpot of good stew." —Village Voice.

Adults $10, Students $6
(Hold Over Dates: February 17, 18, 19)

"The Pillowman"
February 24, 25, 26

By Martin McDonagh

Directed by Charles Mills
With Colin Lasley, Justin Slack, Jack Ross, Steven Turner and Amy Hunt

With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm, "The Pillowman" centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders. The result is an urgent work of theatrical bravura and an unflinching examination of the very nature and purpose of art. "Energizing…a blindingly bright black comedy…[what makes] the unsettling and exhilarating new play from Mr. McDonagh…so gripping as theatre is how narrative art becomes the play's and the character's very life blood." —NY Times.

Adults $10, Students $6
(Hold Over Dates: March 2, 3, 4)

"The Story of My Life"
March 9, 10, 11

Music and Lyrics by Neil Bartram, Book by Brian Hill
Directed by Kelly Christianson
With Mark Jones and Bradshaw Call

"The Story of My Life” tells the story of two childhood friends and how their friendship profoundly defined their lives. Thomas Weaver is a best-selling, award-winning author. Alvin Kelby was his best friend for thirty years. But time can test the bonds of friendship, and when it does, Thomas calls on the only resource he has - his stories of Alvin - to learn where things went wrong. A richly melodic musical, “The Story of My Life” is a soaring tribute to the power of friendship and the people who change our lives forever.
Adults $12, Students $8
(Hold Over Dates: March 16, 17, 18)

THE OXYMORONS Improvisational Comedy
March 30 & 31

Last season our group of local zanies delighted audiences with their on the spot comedy. If you have never experienced improv – make it up on the spot – comedy, you are in for a treat. Quick minds, with a merciless sense of humor, that can get a bit off color, so adult content isn’t planned but it may slip out.
Adults $10, Students $6




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