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ANNOUCES ITS UPCOMING PRODUCTION at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts:

GREATER TUNA:  May 15, 16, 17  &  22, 23, 24 2014


Greater Tuna was written by Jason Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard in 1981 and was produced on Broadway in 1982. Since then, it has become one of the most-produced play in the U.S.  It represents a tour de force for the two actors depicting the 20 different characters – men, women, children and animals – who make up this hilarious comedy about Texas’ third smallest town. This satire on life in rural America is enhanced by the quick changes in costume and personality demanded of the two actors.

            Carter and Chalmers meet that challenge with great vigor. They currently work together in the improv comedy group Reasonably Priced Babies. Mondy Carter is a familiar face to theatergoers. He has written and was in the first three productions of The Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular, was Jekyll & Hyde in When Jekyll Met Hyde at The Magnetic Theatre and was in last spring’s THIS at NC Stage. Carter, a Black Mountain resident, has taken on the extra task of directing the show.

The Front Porch Theatre is happy to have two such talented actors working the boards of their small stage. Helping the actors behind the scenes will be two dressers who facilitate the many rapid costume changes necessary to the show. Costumes are being coordinated by Rebecca Conway. The set and lighting design is by Adam Cohen.

            The Front Porch Theatre at BMCA is halfway through its inaugural season having produced Quilters and Gift of the Magi in 2013. Finishing the season will be Thornton Wilder’s Our Town in August and Turn of the Screw in October. The Front Porch Community Theatre project is supported in part by a Grassroots Grant by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

For tickets ($15) or for more information call 828-669-0930 

Great Fun – Great Community Theatre! More AUDITIONS for our summer production of OUR TOWN will be held on THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2014 at 6pm in the Main Floor THEATRE.

Call 828/669-0930 to be a part of this community theatre group or for more info.




Mark your calendars now for BMCA’s 8th Annual ART in BLOOM in JUNE!

This year’s Art in Bloom takes place June 12, 13, 14 and includes a Gala Preview Party (June 12 at 6 pm) with seated catered dinner, a gallery display of 22 Ikebana and Western floral designers interpretations of regional art work on loan from a dozen galleries, a two-day Cottage Garden Tour (June 13 and 14 from 10 am-4 pm), plein air painters in the gardens followed by a display of their works. 


WE RAISED $12,000 for the PROGRAMMING and OPERATIONS of the BLACK MOUNTAIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS (and had a GREAT time doing it)!!!

Photos by Ray Mata, Blue Ridge Pictures


Spring/Summer Calendar

225 W. State Street 828/669-0930


Auditions for upcoming theater productions (4/5)

Robin Bullock Concert (4/12)

Art in Bloom in the Gallery (4/22)

Pin Hole Camera Brown Bag Workshop (4/25)

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (4/ 27)



Poetry Brown Bag (5/2) and Workshop (5/16) with Tina Barr

Plein Air Painting Workshop with Cheryl Keefer (5/8,5/9)

Front Porch Theatre at BMCA presents Greater Tuna

(5/15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24)


Art in Bloom including:

Gala Opening Preview Party (6/12)

Garden Tours (6/13 & 14)

Art Exhibit with Floral Designs (6/13 & 14)


Summer Camp (14-18 & 21-25)


Joye Arden Durham Photos in the Gallery (8/8)

Front Porch Theatre at BMCA presents Our Town

Sign up for Fall classes Including:

visual arts, dance and creative movement,

photography and music