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      February 15, 2018

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

      375 Depot Street
      Asheville, North Carolina 28801

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      Night Music


      Hopes is an accomplished and prolific writer with numerous awards and accolades for his poetry, prose, and plays. Night Music won the 2017 North Carolina New Play Award and had its world premiere at the Drama Center in Greensboro, North Carolina last year. This will be the third play by Hopes to be presented at the Magnetic Theatre; Washington Place and Uranium235 both had their world-premiere at The Magnetic Theatre in 2015 and 2017 respectively. Night Music is a coming-of-age story about a pair of boyhood friends -- the intense, intellectual Cleve, and easy-going, athletic Jesse. As the pair take a camping trip in the mountains, young Philomela watches the play of their flashlights high on a hill in the forest, and imagines she is seeing the love of her life. She is; but is it Jesse or Cleve?

      “Though it is almost undetectable now, I wrote Night Music in response to the massacre at Virginia Tech a number of years ago. As a college professor, I have been involved in student lives for a number of years, and that dark event made me wonder about the lives these young people led before their intersection with history” commented Hopes about the inspiration behind Night Music. “Those who know the event fairly well will hear the echoes. But the second thing it was about--and the thing it is still about--is how we find our role in life according to those who journey with us. How would you be different if you hadn't met that special friend at camp? How would you be different if your first love had been someone else? If you had learned one song rather than another? There's no way of knowing; theater allows us to speculate.“

      The cast of Night Music features Quinn Morris and Nick Biggs as Cleve and Jesse, respectively. Serena Dotson-Smith appears as Philomena. The production is being directed by Christine Eide with a scenic design by Julia Cunningham, lighting design by Jason Williams, and sound design by Mary Zogzas. Marissa Wilson is the production stage manager.

      Night Music will be presented at The Magnetic Theatre Company, 375 Depot Street in the River Arts District; Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 PM, February 1-February 17. Ticket prices range from $12 (for the February 1 and 2 preview performances) to $16 for all other performances.

      Cost: Payment required - Low-priced previews Feb 1-2 $12, all other performances $16

      Categories: Performing Arts

      This event repeats weekly Thursday through Saturday for 9 times:

      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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