“Shiver in the Pines” a Dance Music Drama

October 18th and 19th at 7:30 p.m.

With a 10:00am October 18th performance for school children.

Inspired by the Pulp Fantasy stories of Manly Wade Wellman, “Shiver in the  Pines” is a Dance Musical Drama full of strange and supernatural creatures that Silver John, with his silver stringed guitar, encounters as he travels through the mountains of Southern Appalachia.

“Shiver in the Pines” is performed by the unique dancers of Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre under the direction of renowned choreographer Susan Collard with the magical live music of the talented Tyler Ramsey and sets designed and created by Giles Collard.

With the feeling of a graphic novel, “Shiver in the Pines”, visually excites the imagination with monstrous grass woven sets and flying creatures in a forest of mapping delight. Characters come to life magically with the lyrics of Tyler Ramsey. Dancers move through the lush sets as they transform into imaginary creatures who become vegetation as well as humans, floating to the silver strings of Silver John (Tyler Ramsey), the main character of this Dance Music Drama. It is a journey full of mysterious and chilling creatures that inhabit the mountains of Western North Carolina. Where does it end? Silver John will know.

For tickets to the 10:00 a.m. October 18th performance for school children, please call the box office at 828-257-4530, ext. 1.


October 18, 2024 – October 19, 2024


10am October 18th – 7:30pm October 18th & 19th


Diana Wortham Theatre

18 Biltmore Ave.

Asheville, NC 28801 (map)


$20 – $50 for Evening Performances. $7.50 for School Performance.