Well, I’ve been shirking some of my duty on informing upon the local theater scene, having missed golden opportunities to plug West Side Story at The Weekend Theater, which was sold out for it’s entire run, and which I saw and loved. As well, I didn’t say anything about a good production of Noises Off with Community Theater of Little Rock. The second act was well worth the price of admission and sitting through the first act which was a little weak. But we must press on people, and press on we shall!
So currently around town you can find the following shows:
by August Wilson
Arkansas Repertory Theater
February 2 – 18, 2007
From the pen of one of our country’s most acclaimed playwrights and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and four Tony Awards, including Best Play, Fences tells the powerful story of Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro Baseball Leagues but now a disillusioned and cynical garbage collector who strives to keep his family intact while battling his troublesome past and stubborn pride. Fences explores the boundaries—real and imagined– we place on ourselves and others as we confront life in an ever-changing world. For more information, see the REP webpage or call 501-378-0405 / (toll free) 866-6THEREP.
HEARTBURN: A Red Octopus Valentine!
Red Octopus Theater (performing at the Easy Street Cabaret) February 7-10, 2007 @ 8PM
Whether you’re alone, in love or trying to get out of love, HEARTBURN: A Red Ocotpus Valentine promises to give each and every young lover in the crowd that special feeling inside. This semi-annual affair deals with hooking up, breaking up and all the many shades of the Valentine’s tradition. Featuring an ever evolving cast of longtime veterans and newcomers, this promises to be another good Red Ocotpus event. Call: 372-3530 for more information and remember, ROT has no reservations, so get there early to insure a seat. For all your Red Octopus needs, visit the troupe’s myspace.
Murry’s Dinner Playhouse
January 30 – February 25
The children have finally left the nest. Mom and Dad are now alone together-but not for long. All three sons come charging back home after experiencing some hard knocks in the real world, while Mom and Dad long for the day they’ll be alone together once again. You’ll be roaring with laughter. For more information call: (501) 562-3131or visit Murry’s website.
Boy Gets Girl
by Rebecca Gillman
Phoenix Theater (performing at the Public Theater)
The drama, called “the finest, most disturbing American play in years” by Time magazine, concerns Theresa Bedell (Felicia Richardson), a magazine writer, who goes on a blind date with Tony (John Smith). Her life of accomplishement is quickly destroyed by Tony, who evolves from an innocent date into a frightening and disturbed admirer. For more information, contact (501) 663-3641 or visit the Public Theater webpage
And that’s all I know about right now, have I missed something? Let me know or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org