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North Carolina Stage Company is Asheville's professional theatre company. We combine exemplary acting and aesthetic vision to fulfill the theatrical task of telling the story. NC Stage renews our belief in the power of human connection, artistic ingenuity, and collective experience.


The mission of North Carolina Stage Company is to enrich the cultural life of Western North Carolina by providing a year-round professional theatre season with a focus on classical plays and developing future theatergoers through arts education programs.


North Carolina Stage Company began as a seed planted in New York City between a working professional actor and a director from the National Shakespeare Company. Charlie and Angie Flynn-McIver returned home to North Carolina and began this professional theatre company in the fall of 2001, starting first with NCSC's education programming and then producing NCSC's first Mainstage production in March of 2002. NCSC has grown considerably since then, with a production either in rehearsal or performance 49 out of 52 weeks this season.


NC Stage employs actors, directors, designers, and playwrights who make their living in the field of theatre. NC Stage also provides opportunities for local theatre professionals to work in their chosen field. NC Stage will produce a wide variety of plays while focusing on classics, especially Shakespeare. Through STAGES, a comprehensive program that teaches the play form and performance skills and culminates in the students' experiencing a live NC Stage production, the company helps to develop a new generation of theatregoers. By working in the schools to bring live theatre to young audiences, keeping ticket prices low, sponsoring a "Pay-What-You-Can" night, and actively targeting underserved populations, NC Stage will expand the traditional audience base to include people in every walk of Asheville life.


Accomplishments for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2007
NC Stage reached over 15,000 middle and high school students with our touring production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in March/April 2007.
NC Stage received the George A. Parides award for Outstanding Professional Theatre from the North Carolina Theatre Conference.
NC Stage had over 80% attendance for all Mainstage shows in the 2006-07 Season.


Objectives for Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2007
NC Stage is partnering with the Diana Wortham theatre for a National Premiere of a National Tour of Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver.
NC Stage has something on stage either in rehearsal or performance 49 out of 52 weeks this season!
NC Stage was voted "Best Local Stage Company" for the third year running (voters of Mountain Xpress) and received a Sky High Growth Award for the 4th year running from the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce.


Charles Flynn-McIver received his MFA in Acting from UNC-Chapel Hill where he performed with Playmakers Repertory Company for three years. In New York City, Charlie performed in off-Broadway productions and in the Broadway national tour of Wit, starring Judith Light. His roles also include work in feature films, network television, and national commercials. Regionally, Charlie has performed at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Hangar Theatre, the North Carolina Theatre, Theatre Virginia, and the Brown Symposium on Shakespeare.


Angie Flynn-McIver ex officio
Charlie Flynn-McIver ex officio
Jackie Lalor President
Shon Norris Treasurer
Britta Johnson Treasurer-elect
Betty Doll
Mary Anderson
Tom Wolff
Darrell Strong
Rob Bowen
Paige Hansen
Tina Lipscomb
Kelly Towe-Hanson
Katie Kasben
Laura Stone


United States


North Carolina


15 Stage Lane
Phone: (828) 350-9090
EIN: 56-2266836

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Sponsor PWYC Night!


Your gift of $90 helps make up the difference in ticket price for 10 patrons attending our theatre during "Pay-What-You-Can" Night (PWYC) here at NC Stage Company. Our normal ticket price for a Wednesday evening is $15. PWYC is a $6 minimum. Your $90 (as an additional $9 per person) will help to offset our costs in order to continue to bring this evening of...


School Residency

5-visit residency

Last season NC Stage Company served over 15,000 students with the aide from the National Endowment for the Arts. This brought notoriety to our Page to Stage program throughout Western North Carolina. We hope to continue to be able to bring our arts education programming to North Carolina and your gift will help make this possible. Did You Know?--- Young people who participate in the...