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The Magnetic Theatre presents BUNCOMBE TOWER
May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$22
The mark of all great satirists is that they can examine their society and entertain their audience at the same time. Local playwright Peter Lundblad is no exception. His new play, BUNCOMBE TOWER, is wildly funny and strange, while also being an acerbic critique about the nature of progress and human greed.
BUNCOMBE TOWER is set in the fictional Wolfe City, which mirrors our own Asheville. In this futuristic, occult version of the city, tourists exist on sky bridges, in a separate part of the city, and everyone else is relegated to living in the pits. Lundblad is clearly infusing his own experience of our mountain town through the tribulations of these characters as they navigate all the hope, anger and nostalgia that arises with change.
Synopsis: Buncombe Tower is an occult history of a fictional city much like this one. It follows a mythical path, a possible future, and its prodigal daughter is trying to sort it all out. This world premiere by Asheville playwright Peter Lundblad is a fable about the casualties of gentrification told through poetry, puppetry and fantasy.
BUNCOMBE TOWER opens on May 10th and runs through June 2nd at The Magnetic Theatre, located at 375 Depot Street in the River Arts District. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $22 for General Admission and $10 for students. For tickets and information, please visit www.themagnetictheatre.org.