Asheville Mayor Declares 7/18 'ACA DAY'

Co-founders Abby Felder and Robbie Jaeger announce that In honor of the cultural contributions made by Asheville Creative Arts (ACA), July 18, 2014 was declared "ACA Day" by Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer. Asheville City Council Member Cecil Bothwell attended the opening production of CHARLOTTE'S WEB to read the Mayor's proclamation from the stage, which encouraged audience members to commemorate the occasion with celebration and revelry.

CHARLOTTE'S WEB is dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the book by E.B. White, directed by Robbie Jaeger, and has a soundscape of original folk inspired music composed and performed live by Jonesalee (Gina Stewart and Brenda Gambill), and puppets by Abby Felder, The production will run now through July 27 at NC Stage (15 Stage Lane) as part of their Catalyst Series.

CHARLOTTE'S WEB is a story about Fern, and her little pig Wilbur who becomes famous with the help of his clever friend Charlotte and their chatty animal neighbors. It features a cast of local professional actors: Maria Buchanan, Jenson Lavallee, Allen Law, Carin Metzger, Jenni Robinson, and David Sebren, and is stage managed by Jessica Tandy Kammerud. The production team includes light designer Catori Swann; costume designer Eric Grace; props by Chifferobe Home and Garden, and from New York City, set designer Gian Marco Lo Forte. Music will be performed live by Gina Stewart.

Tickets for CHARLOTTE'S WEB are $10 (students); $20 (adults). Group discounts are also available, call 914-830-3000 for details, or All tickets purchased through the NC Stage Box Office (link available at or by calling (828) 239-0263.

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