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    Press releases for TheatreSquared programs and events follow below.  For media inquiries, please use our contact form to contact Martin Miller, Managing Director.

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    Friday
    Mar062015

    TheatreSquared presents the acclaimed comedy-drama Superior Donuts

    TheatreSquared presents the acclaimed comedy-drama

    SUPERIOR

    DONUTS

    By Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Letts
    Directed by Sean Patrick Reilly

    On stage April 2 – April 26, 2015

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS — March 6, 2015 — TheatreSquared will conclude its 2014/15 Season with the dark comedy Superior Donuts, the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts. Sean Patrick Reilly, a member of the play’s original Broadway company, returns to T2 to direct, following his 2014 record-breaking production of Hamlet. In this provocative new play, Arthur, the deadbeat owner of a run-down donut shop, hires Franco, an ambitious teenager, to mind the counter. Between Franco’s big ideas to modernize and the sudden appearance of threatening strangers, Arthur begins to suspect that he’s gotten more than he bargained for — but it may be too late to stop change from coming. This redemptive new comedy by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Letts will feature a formidable ensemble cast, including Grant Goodman (Hamlet), Bill Rogers (Sons of the Prophet), Thomas Brazzle (Look Away), Bryce Kemph (Hamlet), Jenny McKnight, Kris Pruett (Reasons to Be Pretty), Nadine Pruvis Schmidt, Ross Stoner and Ryan Brooke Taylor. Performances are scheduled April 2 through April 26, Thursdays through Sundays, at Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios (505 W. Spring St., Fayetteville, AR 72701).

    “Donuts is crackling good drama,” said T2 Artistic Director Bob Ford, “– sharply observed – and complete with high stakes, brilliant comedy, and hard-won redemption. It’s from one of America’s top playwrights, Tracy Letts who wrote the awards-sweeping August: Osage County. A great closer to what’s been a terrific ninth season at T2.”

    Director Sean Patrick Reilly has worked as an actor and director in venues throughout the country, including scores of professional credits on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in television and film. For TheatreSquared, he directed Hamlet, Period of Adjustment, and appeared in The Spiritualist and Good People. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and was educated at Harvard and Oxford. Playwright Tracy Letts won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his drama August: Osage County, and is also a Tony Award-winning actor and member of the Steppenwolf ensemble.

    The creative team for Superior Donuts includes scenic designer Michael Riha, lighting designer Shawn Irish, costume designer Ruby Kemph, sound designer Will Eubanks, properties coordinator Brodie Jasch and stage manager David Loranca.

    The performance will run 140 minutes and contains mature language and themes. Tickets are on sale now via Tickets Northwest Arkansas at (479) 443-5600 or by visiting theatre2.org. The play is made possible in part by production sponsors Malcolm and Ellen Hayward.

    Performance Schedule

    Monday — Wednesday        No Performances

    Thursday — Friday              7:30pm

    Saturday                            2:00pm; 7:30pm

    Sunday                              2:00pm


    Ticket Info

    Tickets range from $15-$40 ($10/Under 30) and are available through Tickets Northwest Arkansas at (479) 443-5600 or online at theatre2.org.


    About TheatreSquared

    TheatreSquared’s is Northwest Arkansas’s professional regional theatre, offering an intimate live theatre experience for 30,000 patrons each year in its 175-space space. In 2011, TheatreSquared was recognized by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards, as one of the nation’s ten most promising emerging theatres. A resident company with Walton Arts Center, TheatreSquared has experienced remarkable growth in recent seasons, expanding its audience tenfold in the past five years. The theatre recently released its Vision 2017 report with its priorities supported by a three-year, $1.03 million grant. For further information or press tickets, contact TheatreSquared at (479) 445-6333 or visit theatre2.org.

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    Superior Donuts is sponsored in part by Malcolm and Ellen Hayward..

    Major funding for the TheatreSquared Season 9 is provided by The Walton Family Foundation, Inc.

    Additional season support is provided by the Shubert Foundation; by the John and Robyn Horn Foundation; and by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Major marketing support for TheatreSquared Season 9 is provided by the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotions Commission. Media sponsors include NWA Media, Fayetteville Flyer, CitiScapes, KUAF, and Mailco USA.

    Friday
    Jan022015

    T2 Presents the World Premiere of Look Away

    TheatreSquared presents the World Premiere of Robert Ford's

    LOOK AWAY

    Based on true events — Wilson, Arkansas, 1933

    On stage January 29  – February 22, 2015

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS — January 2, 2015 — Robert Ford's Look Away, a suspenseful true-life drama set in Wilson, Arkansas, in 1933, will have its world premiere at TheatreSquared beginning January 28. Based on true events, Look Away opens on a late summer night with the shouts of a mob on the trail of two young black men. Alonzo and Matty, exhausted and terrified, find a door unlocked and slip inside the kitchen of the powerful Wilson family — but soon find they are not alone. Staged by acclaimed director Benny Sato Ambush, the production features Thomas Brazzle, Rebecca Harris, Erik Parillo, Daniel Kyri, and Justin Walker. Performances are scheduled January 29 through February 22, Thursdays through Sundays, at Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios (505 W. Spring St., Fayetteville, AR 72701). Tickets range from $15-$40 ($10/Under 30) and are available through Tickets Northwest Arkansas at (479) 443-5600 or online at theatre2.org.

    “The stakes are incredibly high in this new drama — an intimate emotional thriller with profound themes, based on true events," said Executive Director Martin Miller. "This is a play about two young men on the most difficult night of their lives. They can't face it alone. But who can they trust?"

    Developed over three years at the Arkansas New Play Festival, Look Away is the newest work by playwright and TheatreSquared Artistic Director Robert Ford, winner of the Porter Prize and the 2014 Governor's Arts Award. Its world premiere is directed by Benny Sato Ambush, who is senior distinguished producing director at Emerson College in Boston, has directed for Old Globe Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Rep, Magic Theatre, Geva Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Ford's Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater Institute, and dozens of other major regional theatres.

    Look Away is inspired by true events recounted by William "Snake" Toney to University of Arkansas historian Jeannie Whayne, an expert on the history of the 50,000-acre plantation amassed by Robert E. "Lee" Wilson after the Civil War — including, at its peak, four towns, a bank, short-line railroads and more — finally sold by Wilson's descendents in 2010. The story of Alonzo and Matty has never previously been published.

    The creative team for Look Away includes scenic designer Kent Goetz, lighting designer Weston Wilkerson, costume designer Ruby Kemph, composer Mark Summerlin, sound designer Will Eubanks, properties coordinator Brodie Jasch, and stage manager David Loranca.

    The performance will run 100 minutes and is recommended for adult audiences (mature language and themes). Tickets are on sale now at (479) 443-5600 or by visiting theatre2.org. The play is made possible by lead production sponsors Margaret and Dick Rutherford, with additional support from Steve and Linda Nelson.

    TheatreSquared’s is Northwest Arkansas’s only year-round professional theatre, offering an intimate live theatre experience for 30,000 patrons each year in its 175-seat black box space. In 2011, TheatreSquared was recognized by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards, as one of the nation’s ten most promising emerging theatres. The company has experienced remarkable growth, expanding its audience tenfold in the past five years, and recently released its Vision 2017 report with its priorities supported by a three-year, $1.03 million grant. For further information, press tickets, or producer tickets, contact TheatreSquared at (479) 445-6333 or visit theatre2.org.

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    Look Away is made possible by lead production sponsors Margaret and Dick Rutherford, with additional support from Steve and Linda Nelson.

    Major funding for the TheatreSquared Season 9 is provided by The Walton Family Foundation, Inc.

    Additional season support is provided by the Shubert Foundation; by the John and Robyn Horn Foundation; and by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Major marketing support for TheatreSquared Season 9 is provided by the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotions Commission. Media sponsors include NWA Media, Fayetteville Flyer, CitiScapes, KUAF, and Mailco USA.

    Friday
    Jan022015

    Around the World in 80 Days

    TheatreSquared presents the original amazing race
    Around the World in 80 Days
    By Jules Verne — adapted by Mark Brown, directed by Mark Shanahan
    On stage November 26  – December 21, 2014

    On stage November 26 - December 21. Photo by Beth Hall.

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS — November 17, 2014 — Jules Verne's 1873 adventure Around the World in 80 Days sets off next week at TheatreSquared in a fast-paced adaptation by Mark Brown featuring five actors in 39 roles. When Phileas Fogg makes a wager that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days, he sets out with his servant Passepartout—but his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks Fogg is a bank robber on the run. Equal parts danger, romance, theatrical invention and comedy, Around the World in 80 Days is recommended for all audiences. Performances are scheduled November 26 through December 21, on Thursdays at 7:30, Fridays at 7:30, Saturdays at 2:00 and 7:30, and Sundays at 2:00 and 7:00. TheatreSquared performs at Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios (505 W. Spring St., Fayetteville, AR 72701). Tickets range from $15-$39 ($10/Under 30) and are available through Tickets Northwest Arkansas at (479) 443-5600 or online at theatre2.org.

    “It's the original amazing race," said Executive Director Martin Miller. "The artistic team is exceptional — with credits from Spamalot to The 39 Steps on Broadway.  But the most remarkable company member may be the scenery, which is called upon to transform into a sailboat, three trains, a dozen exotic locales, and an elephant."

    "We love a good challenge,” said Artistic Director Robert Ford, “and this is a challenge three times over: it’s technically demanding, requires virtuosic performances, and tackles one of literature’s most famous adventures. If you manage to get a seat, I guarantee you’ll see firsthand why it’s worth our hard work.”

    The cast of Around the World in 80 Days includes Mason Azbill, Gil Brady, Anissa Felix, Cameron Folmar, and Bruce Warren, accompanied by musicians/foley artists Sean Hagery and Ashtyn Nilsen. 

    The creative team includes director Mark Shanahan, scenic designer James J. Fenton, lighting designer Nathan Scheuer, properties head Brodie Jasch, costume designer Ruby Kemph, sound designer Will Eubanks, dialect coach Kathy Logelin, technical director Josh Tillotson, stage manager David Loranca, and assistant stage manager Shannon Jones. 

    The performance will run two hours and ten minutes with one intermission and is recommended for all ages. Tickets are on sale now at (479) 443-5600 or by visiting theatre2.org.

    TheatreSquared’s locally produced and nationally acclaimed productions reach 30,000 patrons each year. The company is Northwest Arkansas’s only year-round professional theatre, offering a unique audience experience in its intimate 175-seat theatre at Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios. In 2011, TheatreSquared was recognized by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards, as one of the nation’s ten most promising emerging theatres. For further information or press tickets, contact TheatreSquared at (479) 445-6333 or visit theatre2.org.

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    Around the World in 80 Days is sponsored in part by Tod Yeslow and Jackie Telfair.

    Major funding for the TheatreSquared Season 9 is provided by The Walton Family Foundation, Inc.; by the Shubert Foundation;  by the John and Robyn Horn Foundation; and by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Major marketing support for TheatreSquared Season 9 is provided by the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotions Commission. Media sponsors include NWA Media, Fayetteville Flyer, CitiScapes, KUAF, and Mailco USA.

    Friday
    Oct102014

    TheatreSquared presents "Proof

    David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama

    PROOF
    Starts next week at TheatreSquared
    On stage October 16  – November 2, 2014

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS — October 10, 2014 — TheatreSquared's (T2) production of David Auburn's acclaimed drama Proof, winner of both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play, begins next week. The play follows Catherine, who has for years cared for her father — a genius mathematician whose mind has slowly unraveled — in his Hyde Park home. When his former student Hal arrives to survey her father's cryptic scribblings, a romance begins to kindle — until Hal makes a startling discovery. Proof, directed by Shana Gold, performs October 16 through November 2, with performances Thursdays at 7:30, Fridays at 7:30, Saturdays at 2 and 7:30, and Sundays at 2:00.  TheatreSquared performs at Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios (505 W. Spring St., Fayetteville, AR 72701).  Tickets range from $15-$39 ($10/Under 30) and are available through Tickets Northwest Arkansas at (479) 443-5600 or at theatre2.org.

    “There's a reason why Proof won every major award in its New York debut — Pulitzer, Tony, Drama Desk, Lortel, Obie, and Critics' Circle,” said T2 Artistic Director Robert Ford. “It's simply one of the best plays of the 21st century. Proof revolves around math, but it's bursting with human chemistry. With a mix of drama and sharp wit, David Auburn shows us a young woman at a crucial turning point in her life, and then tests our assumptions about trust, romance and genius.”

    "I think it is one of the most beautifully crafted plays in the contemporary theater," said director Shana Gold. "It's funny. It's moving. It's really powerful. It explores really big themes in a really intimate way."

    The cast of Proof includes Seth Andrew Bridges, Emily Kitchens, Dan Mason, and Jonny Schremmer.  The creative team includes director Shana Gold (4,000 Miles, Reasons to Be Pretty, Underneath the Lintel), scenic designer Michael J. Riha, lighting designer Shawn Irish, properties designer Ryan Breakell, costume designer Ruby Kemph, sound designer Will Eubanks, technical director Josh Tillotson, stage manager David Loranca, and assistant stage manager Shannon Jones. 

    The performance will run two hours and twenty minutes with one intermission and is recommended for ages 13 and up (occasional adult language and situations). Tickets are on sale now at (479) 443-5600 or visiting theatre2.org. Subscriptions including Proof and the remainder of TheatreSquared Season 9 are also available, starting at $97 for a four-play preview package.

    TheatreSquared’s locally produced and nationally acclaimed productions reach 30,000 patrons each year. The company is Northwest Arkansas’s only year-round professional theatre, offering a unique audience experience in its intimate 175-seat theatre at Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios. In 2011, TheatreSquared was recognized by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards, as one of the nation’s ten most promising emerging theatres. For further information or press tickets, contact TheatreSquared at (479) 445-6333 or visit theatre2.org.


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    Major funding for the TheatreSquared Season 9 is provided by The Walton Family Foundation, Inc.; by the Shubert Foundation; and by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Major marketing support for TheatreSquared Season 9 is provided by the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotions Commission. Media sponsors include NWA Media, Fayetteville Flyer, CitiScapes, KUAF, and Mailco USA.

    Tuesday
    Aug262014

    One Man Two Guvnors

    TheatreSquared presents
    ONE MAN,
    TWO GUVNORS

    Directed by Amy Herzberg
    Starring Chris Crawford
    August 28-September 21, 2014

    "The funniest show in the western world."
    — Daily Mail

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS — July 26, 2014 — TheatreSquared (T2) will launch its ninth season with the acclaimed comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, a new adaptation by Richard Bean of the classic farce The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni.  A West End hit that was a seven-time Tony nominee in its Broadway transfer, Guvnors is the story of Francis, a crude but charming Brit with an outsized appetite who takes on two full-time employers at once and continually fails to keep them straight despite increasingly desperate measures.  Directed by Amy Herzberg (Good People), TheatreSquared’s production stars Chris Crawford (Boeing-Boeing, Noises Off), a cast of 12 and a four-man skiffle band.  One Man, Two Guvnors begins performances August 28 and continues through September 21, with performances Thursdays at 7:30, Fridays at 7:30, Saturdays at 2 and 7:30, and Sundays at 2 and 7:00.  TheatreSquared performs at Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios (505 W. Spring St., Fayetteville, AR 72701).  Tickets range from $15-$38 ($10/Under 30) and are available through Tickets Northwest Arkansas at (479) 443-5600 or at theatre2.org.

    “This is the biggest and quite possibly the funniest show we’ve ever put on stage,” said T2 Artistic Director Robert Ford. “For anyone looking to end the summer with a knock-down, flat-out comedy — pure proof of the power of live theatre to make you laugh out loud — this is it. I believe the depth and variety of physical comedy talent assembled on stage for One Man, Two Guvnors is unprecedented in Northwest Arkansas.”

    “After a jump of 40% in our attendance last season, and with just 175 seats to fill each night, we anticipate this show will sell quickly,” said T2 Executive Director Martin Miller. “Single tickets are now on sale, and prime seats are still reserved for season subscribers — starting at $110 for all five productions in TheatreSquared’s 2014/15 Season.”  In addition to a 15% savings on tickets, subscribers receive free exchanges and discounts on dining, lodging and parking.

    The cast of One Man, Two Guvnors includes Chris Crawford, James Taylor Odom, Justin Walker, David Alan Anderson, Seth Andrew Bridges, Katie Cunningham, Craig McDonald, Elizabeth Boyke, Josh Marx, Lizzie O’Hara and Steven Dennis. Musicians Brian McCue, Bryan Parker, Nick Caffrey and Cody Nielsen will perform original music by Grant Olding as The Craze, a four-man skiffle band.

    T2 Associate Artistic Director Amy Herzberg leads a creative team including scenic & lighting designer Nathan Scheuer, costume designer Ruby Kemph, props designer Ashleigh Burns, fights director DC Wright, music director Mark Summerlin, sound designer Will Eubanks, technical director Josh Tillotson, stage manager David Loranca, and others. 

    Tickets are on sale now at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, and can be reserved by calling (479) 443-5600 or visiting theatre2.org. Performances are scheduled Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Tickets range from $15 to $38. A limited number of $10 tickets are also available for patrons under the age of 30 through the theatre’s “30 Under 30” program. The performance will run two hours and twenty minutes with one intermission and is recommended for ages 10 and up.

    TheatreSquared’s locally produced and nationally acclaimed productions reach 30,000 patrons each year. The company is Northwest Arkansas’s only year-round professional theatre, offering a unique audience experience in its intimate 175-seat theatre at Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios. In 2011, TheatreSquared was recognized by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards, as one of the nation’s ten most promising emerging theatres. For further information or press tickets, contact TheatreSquared at (479) 445-6333 or visit theatre2.org.

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    One Man, Two Guvnors is sponsored in part by Susan and Orville Hall, in honor of Reed and Mary Ann Greenwood.

    Major funding for the TheatreSquared Season 9 is provided by The Walton Family Foundation, Inc.; by the Shubert Foundation; and by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Major marketing support for TheatreSquared Season 9 is provided by the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotions Commission. Media sponsors include NWA Media, Fayetteville Flyer, CitiScapes, KUAF, and Mailco USA.