Season Tickets

(Includes four main stage plays, and 50 percent off for off-main events)

Adults $45

Seniors $39

Students $33

“Life Goes On”

Directed by: Sandra Epperson

Location: Greenlee Theater at MACA

Auditions: Aug. 6, 7

Performances: Sept. 21, 22, 23, 29, 30

Tickets: Adults $14; Seniors $12; Students $12

If you believe that the idea of preserving a body instead of embalming and burying or cremating it is preposterous and absurd, then you haven't seen “Life Goes On,” a hilarious play by North Carolina judge James E. Ragan III. George Smith, the pivotal character in the story, dies after the first scene. George's wife, Harriet, is becoming increasingly forgetful, even forgets that George is dead and insists on keeping his body at home at night. The whole scheme evolves from a discovery that George's friend Roger Norris, a local undertaker, makes which he calls a "Preservation System."

“9 to 5: The Musical”

Directed by: Treavor Gouge

Location: East McDowell Middle School

Auditions: Aug. 27, 28

Performances: Nov. 15, 16, 17

Based on the game-changing 1980 film starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and, of course, Dolly Parton, the Tony-nominated musical adaptation of “9 to 5” premiered on Broadway in 2009. At its heart, “9 to 5” tells the story of three strong, determined women looking to make a difference in their workplace and their lives. Down, depressed and under the thumb of their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical boss, these unlikely friends set out to teach him a lesson, but learn a lot about themselves along the way! The show milks every last drop of the dry humor that made the movie such a well-loved classic.

“The Illiad, The Odyssey and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less”

Directed by: Barbara Acree

Location: Greenlee Theater at MACA

Auditions: January 14, 15

Performances: March 15, 16, 17, 22, 23

On a simple stage, with the clock ticking in front of everyone's eyes, the cast speeds through all of Greek mythology. It is funny, updated and made easy to understand. The Gods walk the red carpet. The creation of mankind is a botched subcontractor’s job. Man and Pandora try settling down despite an ominous wedding gift. Love stories are a dating show and the Greek tragedies are sports highlights! And don't forget the two greatest stories ever told, “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey”. All the silly decisions, the absurd destinies and the goofy characters are presented lightning-bolt fast with hysterical results as the clock is stopped with only seconds to spare.

She Kills Monsters

Directed by: Ken Davis

Location: Greenlee Theater at MACA

Auditions: March 4, 5

Performances June 8, 9, 14, 15, 16

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, “She Kills Monsters” tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.


Foothills Community Theatre (FCT) is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting performing arts and theater arts education in McDowell County and the Foothills of North Carolina. They have been in existence for 44 years. Once a part of the McDowell Arts Council Association, FCT have been an independent entity for the past 17 years.

FCT typically produces four shows each season. During the season, they also conduct workshops for actors and directors, as well as a series of "off-main stage" events. The goal is to offer an entertaining and educational experience for all ages.

FCT invites all members of the community to get involved with the shows. They always need extra hands, so even if acting is not your thing, you may enjoy running lights or helping to build sets or costumes. If you would like more information, leave a message at 828-659-PLAY (7529) and a volunteer will return your call. You may also send an email at

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