Karma Keg Nonprofit Winner Spotlight: Asheville Community Theatre

There are many ways to Live the Life You Choose. In an arts-focused city like Asheville, NC, an active urban lifestyle includes plenty of opportunities for live entertainment.

At Beverly-Hanks, we work hard to reinforce our community each year by giving generously of our time and support. But our giving is generally limited to the causes closest to our leadership, agents, and staff. Last night at our most recent Karma Keg for Charity event, the crowd decided which local charity deserved additional support this summer—and raised more than $2,500 for the winning nonprofit.

It was no surprise to us that the winning organization is one that has been focused on arts and entertainment since 1946.

Asheville Community Theatre

About Asheville Community Theatre

Asheville Community Theatre has been delighting audiences with high-quality performances for more than 70 years. That makes them the oldest continuously operating theater in Asheville and one of the oldest community theaters in the nation. You may recognize many of the names and faces that have worked at the theater over the years. Charlton Heston (The Ten Commandments, Planet of the Apes) is just one example of many. Heston directed a season of the theater in 1947, just after it opened.

Today, ACT continues to provide entertainment, enrichment, and education through the practices and celebration of theater. They are currently engaging in “A Space to Grow,” a capital campaign aimed at expanding their facilities to increase programming space to meet community demand.

Karma Keg Nonprofit Winner Spotlight: Asheville Community Theatre

Recent performance of “Driving Miss Daisy” | Photo by ACT

Upcoming Shows at ACT

Support local theater and treat yourself to a show this season!


August 3–19, 2018 – Robert and Cait reunite 35 years after a walking tour of Dublin brought them briefly together. This Irish time-travel love story blends wit, humor, and heartache into a buoyant, moving appeal for making the most of the present before it’s past.

The Groundling

August 17–September 2, 2018 – A Long Island landscaper is inspired to write a play about his troubled marriage and stage it in his garage with New York theater professionals. This is the NC premiere of this modern romantic comedy with a moving and unexpected ending.

Get More by Giving Back

Beverly-Hanks is immeasurably proud of our agents and staff for their regular involvement in strengthening the community through service and financial support. We were also so excited to see such a great community turnout at last night’s Karma Keg event. But while we had a wonderful time, we know there’s still plenty more time to give this summer!

Support local causes now and in the future by giving of your time and money to an organization like Asheville Community Theatre that means something to you. Reach out to ACT or contact your Beverly-Hanks agent to learn about local nonprofits in your community.

Asheville Community Theatre

35 E Walnut Street, Asheville

(828) 254-1320



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