Friday, September 27, 2013

Montford Park Players Opens Othello Oct. 10

Montford Park Players Opens Othello Oct. 10

The Montford Park Players, North Carolina's longest running Shakespeare Festival, opens Shakespeare's Othello October 10 -27 at Asheville's historic Masonic Temple theatre, 80 Broadway Street in downtown Asheville.

This tale of racism, love, jealousy and betrayal is another of Shakespeare’s greatest works. When his trusted ensign, Iago, convinces Othello, the Moorish general of the Venetian army, that his lieutenant is sleeping with his wife, Othello begins a slow descent into a jealous rage leaving us with a tragedy for the ages. Featuring one of Shakespeare’s greatest villains, one of his greatest heroes, and one of his greatest love stories gone wrong, Othello is a must see classic.

Presented in film noir style, the production is directed by Jason Williams. For a video trailer of the show, please visit Othello will be presented Thursday through Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 2:30 PM.

Tickets are available at and by calling the box office at 828-254-5146. Opening night, October 10, is Pay What We're Worth night. See the show, THEN pay what you think we're worth!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

100 Year Anniversary Celebration - July 9, 2013

The Asheville Masonic Temple will be celebrating its 100-year anniversary on July 9, 2013 at 4:00 PM with the Grand Master presiding.
We will have other notables and dignitaries participating, such as a representative from the Mayor's office, David Gantt of the Buncombe County Commissioners, representatives from Mt. Hermon Lodge, York Rite Bodies, and Scottish Rite Bodies.
We would be honored to have representation from all the Lodges in the 39th District as well as other other districts!
There will be a reception following.
Please plan to join us on this exciting occasion! For more information, call: 252-3924.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Saturday, June 9 
Jericho Production is presenting a staged reading of 
"Showing Up" A Man and His Dog - Their journey through recovery
7:30pm at the Auditorium in the Temple  
No fixed charge, but donations are appreciated.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Rummage Sale for Charity

MASONIC TEMPLE RUMMAGE SALE -- Sat 5/12 and Sun 5/13

8:00am - 3:00pm

Electronics, tools, kitchen supplies, furniture,
antiques, clothes, kids' stuff, and more!

80 Broadway (across from HomeTrust Bank in Downtown Asheville)

All proceeds to benefit Masonic Charities.

All monetary donations will be appreciated.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Montford Park Players to open 40th Anniversary Season with As You Like It

Asheville, NC – The Montford Park Players, North Carolina’s longest running Shakespeare Festival, opens its 40th anniversary season April 12 through 29 with Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It, at Asheville’s historic Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St.

This comedy, the very first play presented by MPP in 1973, follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle’s court, accompanied by her cousin Celia and Touchstone the court jester, to find safety and eventually love in the Forest of Arden. There’s plenty of Shakespearean poetry, frivolity, and cross-dressing, along with the famous “All the world’s a stage” soliloquy. Come join the merry displaced band in the forest at The Masonic Temple.

Tickets are available online at or by calling the box office at 254-5146.

Performances are Thursday through Sundays, with 2:30 pm matinees on Saturdays and Sundays, and the first and second Thursdays, April 12 & 19, are “Pay What We’re Worth Nights” – no reservations; see the show and THEN pay what you think we’re worth!

John Russell, Managing Director, states “We’re pleased to announce that our 40th anniversary outdoor season will also include:

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) – Apocalypse Now! – May 10 – 26;

Much Ado About Nothing – June 1 – 23;

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – June 29 – July 23;

The Merry Wives of Windsor – July 27 – August 18;

Richard II – presented for the first time on stage at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre – August 24 – September 15.”

For more information contact

John Russell, Managing Director