FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2013
Asheville, North Carolina
Contact: Rachel Thomas-Levy
JOHN CRUTCHFIELD’S TWELVE TREATISES ON MEMORY
A new staging at West Asheville Theatre Space
Twelve Treatises on Memory: an epistemological slapstick with puppets is the winner of the 2006 Odyssey Stage New Play Award and 2008 Mark Gilbert Award from the Greensboro Playwrights Forum and has been produced regionally at North Carolina Stage Company during the 2007 Catalyst Series. This will be an all new staging of the play, presented by a group of young local theater artists, many who are past graduates of Warren Wilson College.
Bringing their talents to this production as the characters of Beth and Mark are actors Dahlia Legault and Glenn Reed. Dahlia Legault is an Asheville newcomer and winner of Creative Loafing Magazine’s 2010 Best Actress of the Bay award in Tampa, Florida; while Glenn Reed, a 2009 Warren Wilson Graduate, is a stage favorite of The Magnetic Theater in Asheville, starring in many of their mainstage productions over the past two years.
The play unfolds over the course of one early autumn evening and traces the interactions between two people: Beth and Mark. Beth and Mark haven’t seen each other for fifteen years. They are meeting for dinner in their hometown where Beth has become a well-established lawyer. Mark is living elsewhere now. They are first loves: a high school romance that ended halfway through college. They go back to Beth’s apartment and share memories, laughs, silence, and drinks. Why did Mark call Beth up for dinner? And more importantly, why is he in her apartment when her fiance is out of town?
This production surprises with a stylistic mixture of keen realism, sensual poetry, and a slapstick puppet show. Live sound design will be preformed by local musician Dylan Suter and will feature both guitar and clarinet.
John Crutchfield is a playwright, poet and performer based in Asheville, where he is also Associate Artistic Director at The Magnetic Theatre. His plays Ivory, The Songs of Robert, Ruth, Twelve Treatises on Memory, The Labyrinth, Solstice, and Landscape With Missing Person have been produced regionally, as have his various shorter pieces.
Join us for a delicious evening of romantic spats, poetic memories, sock puppetry, and 90’s love songs. Twelve Treatises will open on February 28th at Asheville’s Anam Cara Theatre at 8 pm and run through March 2nd. Seating will be intimate and drinks will be available through the Anam Cara Theater. Reservations are strongly advised.
Please visit twelvetreatisesplay.wordpress.org for reservation instructions and more information about this production.