Next On Stage 


by Lisa D’Amour
February 1-26, 2017

A Pulitzer Prize Finalist and one of The New York Times top 10 plays of the year, Detroit is an explosive dark comedy that brilliantly captures our moment in history. Recently laid off, Ben starts an e-business from his suburban home while his wife, Mary, keeps up a punishing commute to work. But when mysterious new neighbors Sharon and Kenny arrive, the façade of their upwardly mobile lives begins to crack. Soon they find themselves increasingly pulled towards their wild new friends—to incendiary effect. Ecstatic and dangerously funny, Detroit rips up the floorboards to reveal the racing heart under a crumbling suburban dream.

Finalist, 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Winner of the Obie Award for Best New Play

“A smart, tart critique of the country’s fraying social fabric — as rich and addictively satisfying as a five-layer dip.” — The New York Times



Intimate Apparel

by Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage
March 22-April 16, 2017

At the dawn of the last century, Esther is making an uncommon living for herself sewing exquisite lingerie. Her skilled artistry allows her rare access into the private lives of others — but she yearns for something more in her own private life, even if it means risking everything she has. This acclaimed and poignant new American drama is the winner of five national awards for Best Play.

Winner—Best Play
The New York Drama Critics Circle, the Outer Critics Circle, John Gassner Award, ACTA Award, Steinberg New Play Award

“A justly acclaimed, beautifully written and intensely personal play from a newly prominent African-American theatrical voice…with an ability to cut to the emotional quick with striking veracity.” - Chicago Tribune*


The Dingdong

A new adaptation by Mark Shanahan
from Le Dindon by Georges Feydeau
May 10-June 4, 2017

Vatelin is a faithful husband – mostly. Lucy is a faithful wife – kind of. But their “fidelity” will be put to the test when a series of sly suitors and femmes fatales invade their cozy little world. Dive headfirst into the misadventures of one madcap night in two Parisian hotels in this fast-paced adaptation of Georges Feydeau’s classic farce, and discover how opening the wrong door in the dark of night can lead to mayhem, laughter, and some unlikely revelations about the secret to a happy marriage.

Originally developed at TheatreSquared’s 2015 Arkansas New Play Festival





2017 Arkansas New Play Festival

June 15 – 24, 2017

Arkansas's flagship festival of bold new plays is bigger than ever, with two weekends of performances including a fully staged workshop production, three staged readings of brand new works, and a host of exclusive behind-the-scenes events. Join us, and witness the creation of the next great American play.

Two-weekend festival pass includes all performances and events.