Tuesday, January 26, 2010

ACT becomes a "Friend of Earth Fare"

Yahoo! ACT has recently been named a "Friend of Earth Fare." That means that through March, Earth Fare will donate 5 cents to ACT every time a recyclable bag is used at its South Asheville location. Those nickels add up -- so pop into Earth Fare today. Healthy food for you, and a healthy financial boost for ACT. The Beatles were right: "We get by with a little help from our friends."

Chat with an Earth Fare staff member at one of the final few performances of The Big Bang, on the ACT mainstage Sunday January 31 at 2:30pm and Saturday, February 6 at 7:30pm.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

"The Big Bang" talks back

The Big Bang co-stars Michael Cheek and Jerry Crouch and director Eric Mills took a few extra minutes after their Sunday performance to answer audience questions.

1. How do you remember all those lines? Hint: a mnemonic device for the frenzied final scene.

2. How long does it take to memorize the show? Hint: a long time.

3. Wow, the props are amazing. So many! How do you put it all together? Hint: ACT props master Anne Silkie, her 62nd show!

4. What are the most difficult scenes? Hint: Ceasar and the Asian Ladies.

5. So Michael...how long have you played the trumpet? Hint: the trumpet has seen all of its better days.

Enjoy the video

"The Big Bang" runs for two more weekends at Asheville Community Theatre: January 22-24 and 29-31. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2:30pm.

Tickets online or by calling the ACT Box Office at 828-254-1320.

Read the fabulous full review in the Mountain Xpress.