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Black Mountain Center for the Arts Theat

Black Mountain Center for the Arts Theatre


Theatre for and with the People of Western North Carolina

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Radium Girls

by D.W. Gregory


September 22-October 1

Fri & Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm

Tickets $25

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation but also with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire.

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A DIckens' Christmas Carol:

A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts


by Mark Landon Smith


December 8-17

Fri & Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm

Tickets $20

From the bounty shores of England comes the Styckes-Upon-Thump Repertory Theatre Company, a stuff old traveling troupe embarking on their fifteenth annual farewell tour of Dickens' tale. The company includes Sir Selsdon Piddick, the consummate actor, in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, with Mrs. Bettina Salisbury, Dame Rowena Middleton-Lewis, Mrs. Cordelia ffoliet-ffolkes ffortescue Woods, Teddy Shub, and Elyot Crummels in multiple supporting roles. On this fateful Christmas Eve night, various forms of mayhem ensues as this professional company scrambles to keep the show going and everything that could go possibly wrong does, to hilarious, ridiculous results!

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An IliaD

by Lisa Peterson &

DeNis o'Hare


January 26-February 4

Fri & Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm

An adaptation of Homer's epic masterpiece into an evening of theater at its best: intimate, incisive, and urgent. The war in Troy is over – and the Poet saw it all. Back from the frontlines, he spins a tale of unquenchable rage, disputatious gods, and grieving widows. Telling the story of the war, like the war itself, both seduces and ravages the Poet; it emboldens, burdens, and threatens to overwhelm him. An Iliad weaves humanity's unshakable attraction to warfare with the music of the muses, capturing the contradictory conditions of glory and violence with spellbinding modernity.

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Popcorn Falls

by James Hindman


May 10-19

Fri & Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm

The sleepy town of Popcorn Falls is forced into bankruptcy when a neighboring town threatens to turn them into a sewage treatment plant. Their only hope – open a theater! Two actors play over twenty roles in a world of farce, love, and desperation, proving once and for all that art can save the world.

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