The Flat Rock Playhouse audience will enjoy a historic Homecoming season this year thanks to significant theatre upgrades to the Leiman Mainstage. These include brand new seating, floor lighting, new carpet and a state-of-the-art hearing loop.
The improvements stem from a 2018 patron survey, which outlined a “wish list” from the audience’s point of view.
The Playhouse first broke ground in 1952 when The Vagabond Players built a theater to replace the circus tent that had previously housed performances.
Through a corporate sponsorship, Asheville Head, Neck, and Ear was an instrumental partner in bringing the hearing loop to the theatre’s list of new amenities.
This is something that is music to the ears of Beverly Zwahlen, a local resident of The Cliffs, who championed the adoption of the hearing loop at Flat Rock Playhouse. “With the hearing loop,” she said, “I can often understand what is being said better than those that hear well. The hearing loop opens up a world of opportunities for those with hearing loss to better understand speech and sound.”
The completely renovated Leiman Mainstage opened last week with The Jungle Book.Tickets are on sale now through the box office at 828-693-0731 or online at https://flatrockplayhouse.org/.