HART's winter season continues into March

Feb 26, 2014

One of the most popular things to do in the winter in Waynesville is to attend the plays presented by HART Theatre in its intimate Feichter Studio.

The 65 seat space plays host to some the region’s most adventuresome drama. It is a “no holds barred” space, meaning the actors from the area pick plays they want to do with no restrictions on subject matter or content.

Over the years everything from light family musicals such as “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” to avant garde works such as Samuel Beckett’s “Happy Days” have found appreciative audiences. It is a place for those who truly love theater.

This season has been one of the Studio’s most successful and for March HART has two productions opening. “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks” by Richard Alfieri will feature Julie Kinter and Cord Scott as an aging but formidable retiree and the dance coach she hires to give her lessons in her condo.

The antagonism between a gay man and the wife of a Southern Baptist minister gives way to profound compatibility as they swing dance, tango, foxtrot, and cha-cha, while sharing barbs and intimacies along with the dance steps. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1 and at 3 p.m. and March 2. The show may be held over through March 9.

Next up will be “Poe: An Evening of Chills and Thrills” featuring “The Raven” The Black Cat”  and “The Monkey’s Paw” all adapted from the works of Edgar Allen Poe. Performers will include Tom Dewees, James Bradley, and San and Bob Greenalch. “Poe” will have performances at 7:30 p.m. March 14 and 15 and at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16. The show may be held over through March 23.

To make reservations simply call the HART Box Office any time at 456-6322 or go online towww.harttheatrecom. All performances are in the HART Studio Theater, 250 Pigeon St. Waynesville, NC 28786.