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RhinoLeap Productions Announces 2019-2020 Season

Posted on 07/16/2019

Asheboro, NC – RhinoLeap Productions is based in Asheboro, North Carolina and is one
of the fastest-growing arts organizations in the state. We produce, tour and teach in
multiple counties. It is our mission to present projects that reflect the diversity of North
Carolina while simultaneously teaching in-school and after-school educational
residencies that bring high school students into direct contact with our experienced
artists. Our professional actors, designers, and directors come from all over North
Carolina as well as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, DC. We also
hire current college students from many of the state’s top arts programs. For our 2019-
2020 Season, RhinoLeap is pleased to announce our first co-productions, both with major North Carolina institutions.  A new play commissioned by the City of Asheboro about Randolph County!


For this limited run, all tickets are only $10.
AUGUST 23rd-25th, 2019
Company K: From Asheboro to the Fields of France
Written by Barbara Presnell
Live Music with Mark Dillon
Directed by Jeremy Skidmore


In Association with the City of Asheboro and the Randolph County Public Library
September 29, 1918. Company K of Randolph County makes its historic stand. This
August, live performances by actors and musicians will bring to life the love, heartache
and brotherhood found in actual letters written between North Carolina soldiers and their
loved ones leading up to Company K's victorious battle that accelerated the end of World
War I. The production will also perform in Troy, NC.
Featuring James Alton, Chance Carroll, Ali Evarts, Isaac Klein, Jason Lott & Patrick
Osteen. Designed by Dorothy Austin-Harrell, Mark Dillon & Noah Trimner

Created by two homegrown North Carolina artists!
NOVEMBER 14th-24th, 2019
Leaving Eden
Written and Directed by Mike Wiley
Original Music by Laurelyn Dossett
Choreographed by Kelly Maxner
A hopeful hymn for the future, Leaving Eden entwines threads from the present and the past. From the Garden of Eden. To Africa. To the Americas. Slavery. The industrial revolution. Unions. The immigration crackdown. To a small town. In North Carolina. Where the American Dream and America's Original Sin collide into explosions of song and vivid characters.
Featuring Jaclyn Betham, Nic Brown, Chandler Bryant, Nathaniel Claridad, Matias De La Flor, Nadiyah Dorsey, Isidro Fuentes, Moses T. Alexander Greene, Lalenja Harrington, Peggy Kilburn, Jim Langer, Carl Martin, Gabriela Mayorga, Patrick Monaghan, Patrick Osteen, Phil Shore, Phillip Bernard Smith, and Lindsay Vernon. Designed by Dorothy Austin-Harrell, Mark Dillon, David Griffie, and Jennifer O’Kelly.


Final limited run of the holiday classic. Last chance to see it!
DECEMBER 26th-29th, 2019
It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Written by Joe Landry
Directed by Jeremy Skidmore
The story you know and love is recreated with masterful voices and inventive sound effects by only five actors as they breathe life into all your favorite characters from Bedford Falls. You will laugh and cry as Clarence the Angel tries to convince George Bailey that his life has, indeed, been well lived. The production will also perform in Fuquay-Varina, NC.
Featuring performances by Jeremy Beazlie, Chance Carroll, Maggie D’Ambrose, Stephen D’Ambrose, and Barbara Kingsley who have appeared in productions on Broadway, off-Broadway, national tours, and cities across the country. Designed by Dorothy Austin-Harrell, Mark Dillon and Noah Trimner.


A powerful musical love story!
JANUARY 23rd-FEBRUARY 2nd, 2020
The Last Five Years
Co-Production with The Temple Theatre
Written by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by Jeremy Skidmore
An intimate window into the hardship of love: we follow a struggling actress and a budding novelist as they meet, fall in love, marry, and divorce over the span of five years. She begins her story from the end of their marriage; he begins his from the first moment they ever met. As the musical unfolds, she moves backward in time ending with their very first date while his story moves forward ending with them saying goodbye. They meet only once, in the middle, at their wedding. The production will also perform in Sanford, NC.


Featuring Ashley Robinson and Cameron Wade.
The Broadway smash hit starring Robert Newman of the soap opera Guiding Light!
MAY 7th-17th, 2020
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Co-Production with Cape Fear Regional Theatre
Adapted by Simon Stephens
From the novel by Mark Haddon
Directed by Mary Kate Burke
Wellington, the neighbor's dog, is dead. Now it is up to fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone to investigate the murder. But the mysteries he begins to uncover go way beyond the death of a pet, and the only thing slowing his investigation down are the rules put in place by his father who is afraid of what the world will do to a young boy with autism. The production will also perform in Fayetteville, NC.


Ticket Information
First Thursday performance of every production: $10
All Other Performances: $15 (Balcony) and $25 (Orchestra)
Tickets available at www.rhinoleap.com
Tickets to ALL RhinoLeap productions are free for ALL high school and college students living in Randolph County. Just show up to ANY performance 30 minutes before showtime to get your free ticket.
Asheboro performances held at the Sunset Theatre, 234 Sunset Ave, Asheboro, NC

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