News & Events
February 15, 2010
TheatreUNCA will stage the Naomi Wallace drama “The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek” February 24-28 at UNC Asheville’s Carol Belk Theater. Curtain is 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. All shows are open to the public.
“The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek” tells the story of two teenagers living in the midst of the Great Depression, in a town so dull the only thing they can pit themselves against is an on-coming train. They give purpose to their lives through their plan to outrun the train as it approaches the trestle. This haunting and intimate coming-of-age tale is told in a non-linear style, moving back and forth between past and present to create an interwoven tale of teenagers wrapped up in a romantic and tragic mystery.
The production is directed by UNC Asheville Assistant Professor of Drama Lise Kloeppel. The UNC Asheville student cast includes freshman Hollis Anderson; junior John Coggin; sophomore Garrett Funk; junior Kirby Gibson and freshman Bradley Mercier. Designers include Rob Berls on technical and set; Rob Bowen on sound; senior George Martinat on costumes and senior Brian Quinn on lighting.
Tickets for all performances are $10 general admission, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students. Because of the intimate size of UNC Asheville's Carol Belk Theatre and the often heavy demand for tickets, advance purchase is strongly advised. Tickets may be ordered online at www.unca.edu/drama or by phone by calling 828/232-2291 between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. Tickets are also available at the box office one hour before curtain.
Want a sneak peek? Watch a video featuring scenes from the play and an interview with the director.
For more information, call UNC Asheville's Drama Department at 828/251-6610.