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The Magnetic Theatre returns with a half-season line-up beginning in July 2021 

The Magnetic Theatre is thrilled to announce its post-pandemic return to the stage with a half-dozen new theatrical works to fill out the remaining 2021 season. After fourteen months of waiting and planning, the venue delighted audiences with its first indoor production in May, and continues to offer original plays and performances, now with reserved seating and limited capacity. While 2020 pressed pause on so many events and venues, The Magnetic Theatre declares triumphantly, “These Shows WILL Go On!” 


Kore, by Gabrielle Orcha, directed by Jessica Johnson. 

July 9 – 24, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 4pm 

Persephone is 29, unemployed, broke, and trying to figure out what to do next. She’s living with her mother, who’s driving her crazy. Enter Hades – the attractive bad boy who might just offer the escape she needs. The question is – what is Persephone willing to give up for her freedom? 


Sketches! Or It Didn’t Happen: A TMT Comedy Revue, directed by Tom Chalmers.

August 5 – 14, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00pm and 10pm 

It’s been a weird year and half, y’all, and we don’t know about you, but we’re more than ready for a few laughs! Writers Linda Azar, Carmela Caruso, Joe Carroll, Tom Chalmers, Marlene Thompson, and Matt Wilson will take you on a wild ride exploring the ups and downs of the new, new normal.


Dark Horse Presents: in collaboration with TMT, directed by McClain.

August 19 – 28, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00pm 

Ghost stories, performed outdoors on the Hominy Creek Greenway. 


The Sparrow and the Whippoorwill: A Bluegrass Musical, by Tom Godleski, directed by Victoria Lamberth. 

September 10-25, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 4pm 

Paula is at a crossroads, trying to find her way in the world, as she starts her first nursing job in Asheville. She gets assigned to a patient, Cleo Nicholson, who presents her with a very unusual request. Featuring beloved local band Buncombe Turnpike, The Sparrow and The Whippoorwill is sure to delight audiences of all ages. 


Bloodbath: Victoria’s Secret, written and directed by Jamieson Ridenhour.

October 8 – 23, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 4pm 

As “Tori Piper,” Victoria Leigh was the darling of eighties B-horror, the “final girl” in a dozen low-budget slasher films. After starring in the cult classic Sorority Bloodbath, a film plagued by rumors of sinister occurrences on-set, Tori vanished, fueling a subset of fan conspiracy theories. In 1999, Victoria Leigh is planning a quiet New Year’s Eve dinner with her girlfriend, but a string of surprise visitors with suspicious intentions brings unsettling consequences. As the night lengthens and the body count grows, many questions arise. Who is the hunter, and who the prey? What really happened on the set of Sorority Bloodbath? How far will a final girl go to survive? 


Starbright, by Sean David Robinson, directed by Ashleigh Millett-Goff. 

November 5-20, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 4pm 

Grace, an astronomer with a Ph.D. in astrophysics, is reeling from the death of her daughter, Abigail. When Abigail appears to Grace and begins to make predictions about events in the cosmos, Grace must choose between her memories and her sanity. 


Finally, in December, The Magnetic Theatre presents an all-original, all-new, Asheville- grown holiday extravaganza, written by Erin McCarson, Dwight Chiles, Petey Smith McDowell and Jason Phillips. Keep an eye out for more details, coming in September. 


Find more information about The Magnetic Theatre, upcoming shows and events, and how to purchase tickets or become a supporting member of Asheville’s only theatre focused on the production of new works, by visiting www.themagnetictheatre.org


For questions, please contact Artistic Director Katie Jones: kjones@themagnetictheatre.org or call 828-239-9250. 

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