by Peter Shaffer
AUG 27—SEPT 20, 2015
His legacy threatened, composer Antonio Salieri schemes to discredit a foul-mouthed former child prodigy. But genius, it seems, is not easily obscured, and Salieri must ask himself how far he will go to destroy the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Winner of five Tony Awards—including Best Play—and the Oscar for Best Picture, Amadeus is a modern classic, weaving intrigue, comedy, suspense, and music into a tale of breathtaking dramatic power.
WATER BY THE SPOONFUL
by Quiara Alegría Hudes
OCT 15-NOV 8, 2015
Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Elliot Ortiz is back from Iraq, working a Subway shop in Philly, and hoping to turn his winning smile into an acting career. Somewhere, four strangers in an internet chat room seek support facing their demons. When these real and virtual worlds collide, reality splinters, and life itself is at stake in this acclaimed, provocative, and unexpectedly humorous journey to redemption.
“Funny, warm, and uplifting—one of the best new plays in years.” – The Hartford Courant
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
A play by Rick Elise based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, music by Wayne Barker
DEC 3, 2015-JAN 3, 2016
A wildly innovative, Tony Award-winning retelling of how an angst-ridden orphan became the immortal Peter Pan. Critically acclaimed for its mix of “lighthearted brilliance and existential shadow” (The New Yorker)—with a dozen actors juggling stagecraft, music and 100 characters—TheatreSquared’s epic-scale co-production with the Arkansas Repertory Theater will delight audiences of every age.
“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine
A World Premiere by Robert Ford
FEB 4-28, 2016
In the aftermath of nuclear disaster in the Arkansas River Valley, Gabe disregards a government quarantine and returns to his family farm. When he is discovered by a scientist with secrets of her own, she pleads with him to leave the devastated area—but finds herself inexplicably drawn to his defiant act. The newest work by T2 Artistic Director Robert Ford (Look Away, The Spiritualist, My Father’s War) in its world premiere production.
RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN
by Gina Gionfriddo
MARCH 31-APRIL 24, 2016
Sparks fly in this “intensely smart, immensely funny” (The New York Times) 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist about women who want to have it all. After grad school, Catherine built a career as a rock-star academic; Gwen built a life with her family. Decades later, a dangerous game begins as each tries to claim the other’s territory.
“An explosive comedy—engagingly up-to-the-minute with unexpected twists.” – The Washington Post
Murder for Two
Book and lyrics by Kellen Blair; book and music by Joe Kinosian
May 12–29, 2016
Everyone's a suspect in this multi-award-winning musical comedy fresh from its national debut. A small-town policeman dreams of making it to detective—and one fateful night, his opportunity arrives in the form of a dead Great American Novelist. One actor investigates, the other plays every suspect, and both play the piano in this whip-smart, winking homage to an old-fashioned theatrical murder mystery.
"A hilarious musical whodunit!" –The New York Observer
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2016 Arkansas New Play Festival
May 12–29, 2016
Arkansas's flagship festival returns with two full weekends of performances, including a fully staged new work, staged reading performances and special behind-the-scenes events. You’re invited to sit in for the performances and for an intimate conversation with the playwright and cast—and help shape new works from the ground up.
Schedule to be announced in 2016.
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