TheatreSquared Season 9 Unveiled
Did you know that in 2011, TheatreSquared was recognized by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards, as one of the nation’s ten best emerging theatres? TheatreSquared is northwest Arkansas’s professional theatre in residence at Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville.
Season 9 for 2014/2015 has just been unveiled. Get your tickets, folks. This is good stuff.
Five-play packages start at $110; four-play packages start at $97. Subscribers enjoy prime reserved seating before single tickets go on sale, 15% savings on tickets, free exchanges when a conflict arises, and discounted dining and lodging. Call the Walton Arts Center Box Office at 479-571-2785 to reserve via phone or buy online.
One Man, Two Guvnors
by Richard Bean
AUG 28—SEPT 21, 2014.
BEST NEW PLAY — 2011 Critics’ Circle Award
A glorious celebration of the power of live theatre to make you laugh out loud. The play’s unique blend of satire, live music, comedian and wit have made it an international sensation. With Chris Crawford as Francis Henshall. Directed by Amy Herzberg.
“The funniest show in the western world.” – The Daily Mail
by David Auburn
OCT 16-NOV 2, 2014
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play. Catherine is the caretaker for her father, a genius mathematician whose mind slowly unraveled. Upon his death, his former student Hal arrives to survey the cryptic notebooks that are left behind. A romance begins to kindle — until Hal makes a startling discovery.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
by Jules Verne, adapted by Mark Brown
NOV 26-DEC 21, 2014.
The original amazing race. When Phileas Fogg makes an outrageous wager that he can circumnavigate the globe in 80 days, he sets out with his clever servant Passepartout—but his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks he’s a criminal on the run. Danger, romance, comedy and theatrical magic mix in this whirlwind adventure for audiences of every age.
a World Premiere by Robert Ford
JAN 29 – FEB 22, 2015
It’s the dead of summer in Wilson, Arkansas, 1936. Matty and Alonzo are young black men accused of a crime they didn’t commit, and now there’s a mob on their heels. Running through the dark fields, they slip into the kitchen of Roy Wilson, whose name means power in these parts. Bottled up for the long night awaiting Mr. Wilson’s morning verdict, they find they’re not alone. Based on true events.
by Tracy Letts
APR 2-26, 2015
A provocative new comedy drama from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of August: Osage County. Arthur, the cantankerous proprietor of a run-down donut shop in Chicago, may have met his match in Franco, an ambitious teenager with plans to modernize the shop. When the young would-be entrepreneur’s past catches up with him, Arthur finds more than his livelihood may be in danger.