NC Stage Company Announces 2024-2025 Season - TribPapers

NC Stage Company Announces 2024-2025 Season

The 2024-2025 season will include another Bertie Wooster with Jeeves comedy. Photo courtesy of NC Stage Company.

Asheville – North Carolina Stage Company has announced its upcoming season lineup with attractive price packages for fans. Options include 3, 4, and 5-show passes at the intimate theater, with the best value being a 5-show pass priced at $199 plus tax. This pass will include all 5 mainstage season shows with members of Equity Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors, and Stage Managers in the United States. Passes with less of a commitment—3 or 4 shows—are also available. NC Stage Company is recognized by many for its outstanding choice and selection of quality productions. It is the only theater in the Asheville area that uses Equity professionals, other than Flat Rock Playhouse in Flat Rock.

There will be three plays never performed at 15 Stage Lane in downtown Asheville this season. To round out the season, two all-time favorites have been added to the roster. The first play of the season, The Last Wide Open by Audrey Cefaly, will run from October 10 to November 3, 2024. Considered a love song in three movements, this play sets the tone for the season. The Lehman Trilogy by Stefano Massini and adapted by Ben Power will be staged from March 13 to April 6, 2025, having won five Tony Awards, including Best Play. The play weaves together nearly two centuries of a well-known family history. King James by Rajiv Joseph will entertain audiences from April 24 to May 18, 2025, providing a funny and heartwarming tale about the friendship between Shawn and Matt, bonded by their love of basketball. To complement these outstanding plays, All is Calm, The Christmas Truce of 1914, an amazing true story, will be performed from November 21 to December 15, 2024. The heartfelt story has resonated well with audiences, making its return a highly anticipated event. Jeeves Saves the Day will then return from January 22 to February 16, 2025, presenting another humorous adventure of Bertie, portrayed by Margaret Raether based on the writings of P.G. Wodehouse, to solve yet another comedic predicament.

North Carolina Stage Company is a 127-seat off-Broadway-style professional theater, producing 4-7 plays per season in the heart of Downtown Asheville. The company is currently in its 22nd season, founded by Charlie and Angie Flynn-McIver in 2001. After establishing vibrant acting and directing careers in New York City, the couple returned to their home state of North Carolina to establish NC Stage and have been producing professional theatre ever since.

Earlier this year, the North Carolina Stage Company presented a one-man show, Thurgood, depicting the life of the late Thurgood Marshall, a prominent civil rights lawyer and the country’s first Black United States who showed great leadership during his time. Marshall served during the Court’s ruling on Brown v. Board of Education and became known as Mr. Civil Rights. The play was filled with history, humanity, and humor, celebrating the 70th anniversary of that landmark case.

A special event will take place from August 21 to September 1 as the talented Mike Wiley brings “Jackie Robinson, a Game Apart” to the stage. He has written and will perform this compelling play that showcases Jackie Robinson’s life during a challenging era of segregation, offering a powerful lesson of courage through dedication, perseverance, and leadership.

Wiley, a North Carolina-based actor and playwright, delivers compelling works of documentary theatre that provide powerful journeys through milestones and turning points of shared American history. His remarkable talent and ability to convey actual events are unparalleled. He has graced North Carolina Stage Company on numerous occasions with previous works such as “The Fire of Freedom,” exploring the Freedom Riders of the Civil Rights Movement, and “Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till.” Additionally, “Blood Done Sign My Name,” adapted and performed in a one-man production by Mike Wiley, was the first online production offered by NC Stage in the fall of 2020. “One Noble Journey, A Box Marked Freedom” in 2022 followed Henry “Box” Brown and his harrowing escape from slavery.

Throughout the years, NC Stage Company has presented stimulating and interesting plays for the local audience. Sign up now for your yearly pass at: [NC Stage Company Website](