Wednesday, April 5, 2017

"All Over" presented by The Autumn Players - April 28 & 29

The powerful domestic drama All Over by three-time Pulitzer Prize winning American playwright Edward Albee (1928-2016) is scheduled for three matinee performance by The Autumn Players (TAP) of Asheville Community Theatre (ACT):  Friday and Saturday, April 28th and 29th in 35below at ACT, and Sunday, April 30th in the Manheimer Room at UNC Asheville's Reuter Center. Curtain is at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $6 and are available online at, by phone at 254-1320 or in person at the Asheville Community Theatre box office. Any remaining tickets will be sold by cash only at the door beginning at 2:00 pm prior to each performance.

Anita Chapman, director
Under the direction of Anita Chapman, and in partnership with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC Asheville, this is the third of five productions of the 2016-2017 season of TAP's Readers Theatre Showcase. Auditions for All Over will take place on April 11th, 2017, from 10:30 to 2:30 in 35below. They are open to the community. Rehearsals are at the same time and place on April 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th, and 27th.

In All Over, a family keeps vigil at the deathbed of a rich and famous public figure. As pressmen wait outside for news to break, wife, mistress, adult children, and best friend reminisce and bicker about the thwarted expectations, betrayals, and unresolved conflicts in their relationships with the dying man.

Anita Chapman has directed a variety of concert-style readings for TAP's Readers Theatre Showcase program: The Trip to BountifulThe Little FoxesA Delicate BalanceUncle VanyaGhostsOther Desert CitiesThe Winslow Boy. For the WNC Historical Association and for OLLI, she directed Beneath Shelton Laurel and for the Asheville History Center, The Raindrop Waltz. Former Chair of The Autumn Players, Ms. Chapman was trained as a Dramaturg at the University of Amsterdam.

The Autumn Players is ACT's volunteer outreach group consisting of over 100 seasoned actors, directors, writers, and educators dedicated to taking theatre into the community. Since 1992, the company has provided entertainment, enrichment and instruction for thousands of students, seniors, and in-betweens at venues within an hour or more from Asheville.

For more information or for a full schedule of the 2016-17 Readers Theatre Showcase series, please visit

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