Jan. 24 - Feb. 18, 2018

by Stephen Karam

"The best play of the year."

Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, NPR, New York Times, Forbes, Time Out New York, Newsday, New York Magazine.

Winner—Best Play

2016 Tony Award, New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama League Award, Drama Desk Award.

The most acclaimed and awarded American play in recent memory will have its first independent production in Northwest Arkansas following its record-breaking Broadway run. After a sleepless night, Mr. Blake brings his family from Pennsylvania to his daughter’s new apartment to celebrate Thanksgiving. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, mysterious things start to go bump in the night, secrets are revealed, and family tensions reach a boiling point. Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

“A major discovery. Blisteringly funny, bruisingly sad, and altogether wonderful.” - The New York Times

This is why we go to the theatre. Rackingly funny even as it pummels the heart.” - New York Magazine


Wednesdays 7:30, Thursdays 7:30, Fridays 7:30, Saturdays 2:00 and 7:30, Sundays 2:00

 Single tickets range from $15-45—or, subscribe to the full six-play season starting at just $89. Discounts are available for groups of eight or more.

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Meet the Director

SHANA GOLD (Directorreturn to T2, where previous credits include Intimate Apparel, Rapture Blister Burn, Reasons to be Pretty, 4000 Miles, Proof and Underneath The Lintel, as well as Uncle and Transatlantic for the Arkansas New Play Festival. Her Off-Broadway and world premiere credits include Food and Fadwa (New York Theatre Workshop / Noor Theatre); Goldor & Mythyka: A Hero is Born (New Georges); and In the Crossing (The Culture Project). Her regional credits include: Hkeelee, Talk To Me (Arena Stage/Mosaic Theatre); The Storyteller (The Kennedy Center); Detroit (TheatreWorks); and Circumference of a Squirrel by John Walch (Zach Scott Theatre Center) and Foot (NYU—Abu Dhabi’s Voices Festival). Her work in new play development has been seen at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Sloane Series, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, Soho Rep’s Writer/Director Lab, and The Public Theatre’s New Work Now, among others.