ASHEVILLE COMMUNITY THEATRE and 35below
Asheville Community Theatre, located in the heart of downtown Asheville, has a history of artistic excellence that spans six decades. ACT remains an institution committed to providing quality entertainment for a reasonable price. While best known for our large-scale musicals, ACT also offers classic comedies and dramas, contemporary pieces, and children’s theatre productions in our 399 seat Mainstage auditorium. Our second performance space is 35below, an intimate black box theater which produces smaller, unconventional works, music and cabaret performances, and play readings of new and local pieces.
ACT and 35below
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“Villages preserve culture: dress, food and dance are a few examples. As villages grow in population and turn into towns, local cafes make way for large American chains. Handmade leather sandals are discarded for a pair of Western sneakers.
Due to its small size, a village fosters a tight-knit sense of community. Justpeace.org explains the meaning of the African proverb, “It takes a village,” by stating that a sense of community is critical to maintaining a healthy society.
Village members hold a wealth of information regarding their heritage: they know about the ancient traditions, methods of production and the resources of the land. When villages become dispersed or exterminated in times of war, this anthropological knowledge disappears.
Large cities are not as conducive to growing and producing foods such as fruits and vegetables. Villages, on the other hand, usually have ample amounts of land and other resources necessary for growing conditions.” The Importance of Villages by Catherine Capozzi
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