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      September 14, 2017

      Thursday   7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (weekly Thursday through Saturday for 12 times)

      375 Depot Street
      Asheville, North Carolina

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      Better Strangers

      Whose memory comes closest to the truth?
      Who bears the responsibility?
      See The Magnetic Theatre’s World Premiere
      of Lucia Del Vecchio’s BETTER STRANGERS!

      Best known for her rollicking Magnetic comedies such as MILF, The Musical and last year’s Off the Rails, playwright and Founding Artistic Associate Lucia Del Vecchio returns to Magnetic 375 (375 Depot Street in the River Arts District) with the world premiere of a thought-provoking drama, Better Strangers, about two people who meet again twenty years after a conversation that irrevocably changes one of their lives.
      Del Vecchio is extraordinarily excited about a script so different from those she’s written before. “This play allowed me to really delve into the nuances of dialogue,” the playwright says, “to follow what seems like a casual conversation between two people, who haven't seen each other in a long time, as it devolves into heated conflict and argument. Literally every word counts in a play like this, as it has the opportunity to shed light onto the motivations, subtext, and histories of each character.”
      Callan White, a highly regarded, Asheville-based actress and teacher, makes her Magnetic debut as the director of Better Strangers. The two-hander stars theatrical veteran Andrew Gall (a newly named Magnetic Theatre artistic associate, previously seen in The Magnetic’s Malverse, and the director of the company’s recent Six Knots) playing novelist/professor John Lambert, who—at least at first—has no recollection of former student Joanna Tilley, played by Emily Tynan, who makes her stage debut in this production.
      “This powerful play keeps becoming what you least expect,” says Magnetic Producing Artistic Director Steven Samuels. “And Lucia could not be more fortunate than to have Callan White directing a play with such complex, commanding characters. Andrew Gall’s performance will be strong, as always. Emily Tynan, the most-accomplished newcomer I’ve ever seen, will be a revelation.”

      The Magnetic Theatre presents the world premiere of Lucia Del Vecchio’s Six Knots, directed by Callan White. Starring Andrew Gall and Emily Tynan. Set and prop design by Nathan Singer. Lighting design by Jason Williams. At Magnetic 375 (375 Depot Street in the River Arts District). Low-priced previews September 14 & 15. Opening night, with free bubbly, September 16. Continues Thursdays-Saturdays through October 7. All performances at 7:30 PM. Previews $12. All other performances $16. $10 student rush tickets available 15 minutes before curtain with valid I.D. Prices include taxes and fees. Tickets and info: www.themagnetictheatre.org.

      Cost: Payment required - Low-price previews $12, all other performances $16

      Categories: Performing Arts

      This event repeats weekly Thursday through Saturday for 12 times: Sep 21, Sep 22, Sep 23

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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