Angel Street at the Ashe County Little Theatre

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Angel Street at the Ashe County Little Theatre

The fall season at the Ashe County Little Theatre in West Jefferson will be highlighted by the production of the acclaimed show, Angel Street.

The Ashe County Little Theatre (ACLT) is an all-volunteer community based theatre group who make their home in the Ashe Civic Center in West Jefferson. Since 1972, ACLT has produced three to four plays a year.  In 2018, the group will present four productions.  They’re many ways for the community to become involved. A Broadway hit first produced on the West End under the title Gaslight and filmed twice, Angel Street tells the story of the Manninghams, who live on Angel Street in 19th century London.

Angle Street was written in 1938 play by the British dramatist Patrick Hamilton. The play (and its film adaptations) gave rise to the term gaslighting with the meaning "a form of psychological abuse in which false information is presented to the victim with the intent of making them doubt their own memory and perception".

As the curtain rises, all appears to be the essence of Victorian tranquility. It is soon apparent, however, that Mr. Manningham, a suavely handsome man, is slowly driving his gentle, devoted wife, Bella, to the brink of insanity with an insinuating kindness that masks more sinister motives. While he is out, Mrs. Manningham has an unexpected caller: amiable, paternal Inspector Rough from Scotland Yard. Rough is convinced that Mr. Manningham is a homicidal maniac wanted for a murder committed fifteen years earlier in this very house. Gradually, the inspector restores Bella’s confidence in herself and, as the evidence against Manningham unfolds, the author

When: Friday, October 12th, and Saturday, October 13th
Time: 7:30pm and Sunday, October 14 at 2:00pm
Where: Ashe Civic Center
962 Mt. Jefferson Road
West Jefferson
Cost: $16 adults and $5 students and may be purchased by calling 336-846-2787 or at the Ashe Arts Center box office
For more information, visit: http://ashecivic.com/little-theatre/

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