THEATRESQUARED SEASON 6

It's a Wonderful Life

December 8, 2011-January 1, 2012
in the Studio Theatre at Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios

a NEW STAGE ADAPTATION
based on the film by FRANK CAPRA
directed by Robert Ford

Please note that the December 31, 7:30pm performance has been canceled.

From TheatreSquared, winner of the American Theatre Wing’s 2011 National Theatre Company Award, a brand new stage adaptation of Frank Capra’s classic film.

Seven actors portray 64 roles in this virtuosic live stage version of “the century’s most inspirational film” (American Film Institute). The story follows George Bailey, who puts his dreams on hold to take over the family business until it nearly slips out of his grasp. On Christmas Eve he stands alone on a highway bridge, wishing he’d never been born, when a mysterious stranger appears. A remarkable tale of redemption and old-fashioned holiday magic, newly reimagined for the stage, It’s a Wonderful Life reminds even the cynics among us that there’s so much to be treasured in life. 

FOR ALL AGES

Thursdays 7:30, Fridays 7:30, Saturdays 2:00 and 7:30, Sundays 2:00 and 7:00. No performance on December 25. Additional performances: 12/21 at 2 and 7pm.

Tickets are $22-28. Under 30? See the show for just $10 through the 30 Under 30 access program, subsidized by private support.  Discounts available for groups.

Single tickets and subscriptions are now on sale. Reserve your seat today -- or save 15% with a season subscription!

Please join us for a special
T2 Artists' Forum: It's a Wonderful Life
Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 6:30pm
Walker Community Room, Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St. in Fayetteville

Join Ozarks at Large host Kyle Kellams for an intimate conversation with the cast and director of TheatreSquared's World Premiere theatrical adaptation of Frank Capra’s classic film, It’s a Wonderful Life, running December 8-January 1 at Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios. The professional cast will perform a live sneak preview selection from the production. Robert Ford, the show's director and TheatreSquared Artistic Director, joins the cast for a public forum on the production and the creative process. Highlights will be broadcast on KUAF 91.3FM.

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

ROBERT FORD (Director) is an award-winning playwright and novelist, co-founder of TheatreSquared, and founder and director of the Arkansas Playwrights' Workshop. The 2009/10 season saw premieres of his play 'Twas the Night  at TheatreSquared and of The Fall of the House at Alabama Shakespeare Festival, in addition to the Italian premiere of My Father's War at Teatro Demoni in Rapallo, Italy, staged readings of My Father's War at English Theatre Berlin and the New York Theatre Workshop, and workshops of his newest play, Look Away, at the Southern Writers' Project and at the Arkansas New Play Festival. His award-winning first novel, The Student Conductor (G.P. Putnam's Sons), was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick and a "Hidden Gem" on NPR's Morning Edition. For TheatreSquared, he has directed Drawer Boy and workshops of several new works. He teaches theatre at the University of Arkansas and holds an M.Mus. from Yale and MFAs in Acting from Rutgers and in Playwriting/Screenwriting from the Michener Center for Writers, University of Texas at Austin.

ANDREW DAHL (George) makes his TheatreSquared debut. He recently appeared Off-Broadway and around the country as Balthasar in Theatre for a New Audience's national touring production of The Merchant of Venice, starring F. Murray Abraham.  Regional credits include Oswald in King Lear, the Prince of Wales in The Madness of George III, and Trent in Six Degrees of Separation at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego.  Andrew is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Old Globe/USD Professional Actor Training Program.

SABRINA VEROCZI (Mary) made her TheatreSquared debut in The 39 Steps as Annabella Schmidt, Pamela, and Margaret. Off-Broadway credits include Poppy in The Shanghai Gesture; Seta in Beast on the Moon; Arlie in Getting Out, and Avalaine in Talley & Son. Regional credits include Julie Bell in After Ashley (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Catherine in A View From the Bridge (Alley Theatre, Pioneer Theatre); Belle/Catherine Margaret in A Christmas Carol (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Catherine in Proof (Bristol Riverside Theatre); Lisa in Collected Stories (Riverside Theatre); Echo in Eleemosynary (Riverside Theatre); Debbie in The Real Thing (Two River Theatre); and Rosa in The Rose Tattoo (Hangar Theatre). Television and film credits include Attorney Lisa Ziff in Law & Order and Olivia in Inner Peace. She has performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade and the Broadway Comedy Club with her all-female sketch group “Booby Hatch,” which recently received an award for Best Music Video at the 2011 Coney Island Film Festival. She holds a BA from the New School and an AA from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

KATHY LOGELIN (Woman #2) returns to TheatreSquared after appearing in the Arkansas New Play Festival in May and Mauritius in 2009. A native Chicagoan, she was most recently seen in Precious Little and These Shining Lives (Rivendell Theatre Ensemble—company member); Betrayal and Arms and the Man (Oak Park Theatre Festival); Widowers' Houses (TimeLine); and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Victory Gardens/The Gift Theatre). Regional credits include Macbeth (Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival); The Three Musketeers, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream and All's Well that Ends Well (Illinois Shakespeare Festival). She holds a BS in Acting from Illinois State University.

JIM GOZA (Man #2—Dec. 29-Jan 1) returns to T2, where he previously appeared in Boeing-Boeing, Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some) and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (2009). He has also appeared as Iago in Othello, Freddy in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: The Musical, and Bobby Strong in Urinetown (University Theatre), among other credits. He is currently completing his BA in Drama at the University of Arkansas.

BRYCE KEMPH (Man #2—Dec. 9-24) returns to TheatreSquared, where he previously appeared in Moonlight and Magnolias and Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol. New York credits include the Off-Off-Broadway productions: Garage (NYC Fringe Festival); Andromache (Full of Noises); Superhero Celebrity Rehab the Musical (Access Theatre); The Rivals (Ampersand); New To New York Actor's Showcase (Producer’s Club); and Our Bar (Project Theatre—Company Member).  He holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Arkansas and a BFA from Emporia State University.

KRIS STOKER (Man #1) returns to TheatreSquared, where he previously appeared in The 39 Steps and in the World Premiere of Robert Ford’s My Father’s War. He returned in 2010 to the Northwest Arkansas area after a two-year stint as a resident ensemble actor and teaching artist with the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, where he performed such roles as Lord Goring in Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband and Cassio in Othello. A Missouri native, he has spent time in New York studying long form improvisation with The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Arkansas. He serves on the drama faculty of the University of Arkansas and is the father of Lilly Fay, age eight.

COLEMAN RAY CLARK (Young Man) makes his TheatreSquared debut. He has appeared in numerous community productions in Northwest Arkansas, with credits including: Into the Woods, All My Sons, A Christmas Carol (University of Arkansas); Annie Jr., The Wizard of Oz, Bang Bang You’re Dead, The Hobbit, Alice in Wonderland, The Pirate Show, Aladdin, James and the Giant Peach, Fiddler on the Roof Jr., Bright Blue Mailbox Suicide Note, Jungle Book Kids, The Secret Garden, Night of the Living Dead, Willy Wonka, Anne Frank and Me, Oliver Twist, Teenagers From Outer Space (Arts Live Theatre); andThe Nutcracker (Aspen, Santa Fe Ballet). He studied with TheatreSquared artists as part of T2’s Summer Training Academy. He is currently in ninth grade at Woodland Jr. High School.

SARAH BEHREND-WILCOX (Young Woman) makes her TheatreSquared debut.  Community credits include multiple performances with Arts Live Theatre including Betty in Teenagers from Outer Space; Little Bit/Liz-Bette in Anne Frank & Me; Kate in Annie; Silkworm in James and the Giant Peach; Imogene in The Pirate Show; Sarah in How to Eat Like a Child; Noelle Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (University Theatre, University of Arkansas); Munchkin/Winkie Guard in Wizard of Oz (Networks Touring Co); and Little Kimono Girl in Madame Butterfly (Houston Ballet). Film credits include Fast Lane Girl in 5 Keys to Meeting Women (Seedling Films). Television commercial credits include Spokesperson in Congressional Campaign Political Ad (Walker Productions); and Daughter in an Ozark Sunrooms Ad (Wild Plum Studios). She has studied with TheatreSquared artists as part of T2’s Summer Training Academy. She is currently in the eighth grade at Ramay Jr. High.