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2015-2016 Season

The Rep celebrates its 40th Anniversary Season. Beginning in September, the new season will include Tony Award-winning artistic experiences and family favorites that exemplify The Rep’s mission of producing diverse work of the highest artistic standards for its Arkansas audience.

“Our 40th Season reflects all that we do best and defines who we are as a theatre company,” said Robert Hupp, Producing Artistic Director at Arkansas Repertory Theatre. “The new season is an eclectic body of work: from a world premiere to renowned new plays and musicals, to family entertainment and Shakespeare. The 40th Season embodies our past, our present and our future. It is a celebration of great stories that capture the imagination and lift our spirits.”

William Shakespeare's Macbeth

September 11, 2015 - September 27, 2015
Murder, madness and magic haunt every shadowy corner in the most powerful of William Shakespeare’s great tragedies.

After receiving an ominous prophecy on a blood-soaked battlefield, Macbeth and his ambitious wife claw their way to the Scottish throne, and damned be all who stand in their way! Each step closer to fulfilling his royal Fate leads Macbeth deeper and deeper into a fiendish quagmire of carnage and corruption, from which none can survive; not even him.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

October 16, 2015 - November 08, 2015
The gloves are off in the take-no-prisoners, cold-blooded, dog-eat-dog world of competitive spelling as a menagerie of pre-pubescent misfits vies to d-e-c-i-m-a-t-e their young rivals on the cutthroat path to the national spelling bee championship.

Join The Rep onstage (quite literally, since several lucky audience members will be asked to show off their spelling chops alongside the cast each night) as we bring you this sidesplitting, irreverent, interactive musical comedy hit!
Disney's The Little Mermaid

December 04, 2015 - January 03, 2016
From the creators of Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Little Shop of Horrors, this enchanting musical features an infectious score that includes the popular songs “Part of Your World,” “Under the Sea” and “Kiss the Girl.”

Plunge into the colorful depths of an undersea wonderland as The Rep’s stage is transformed into an aquatic playground underscored by a funky Calypso beat.
Peter and the Starcatcher

January 22, 2016 - February 14, 2016
Think you know all there is to know about Peter Pan? Think again.

In this swashbuckling prelude to J. M. Barrie’s fantasy classic, the secret history of the Boy Who Would Never Grow Up is revealed with theatrical panache. Based on the popular Dave Barry books, and mixing British pantomime with playful elements of childhood make-believe, this raucous adventure journeys into the forgotten realms of the imagination filled with mermaids, fierce natives, pirates and magical starstuff.
An Evening with Rebecca Wells and the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

February 16, 2016 - February 21, 2016
An Iliad

March 01, 2016 - March 13, 2016
The Bridges of Madison County

April 08, 2016 - May 01, 2016
Italian-American wife and mother Francesca lives a dutiful life on a quiet Iowa farm, until a charismatic, handsome photographer sweeps into her world, reigniting her passion for life and reawakening her capacity for romance. Torn between her need to be loved and her promise to her family, Francesca must make the most difficult choice of her life. Either way, her world will never be the same again.

The Bridges of Madison County is an experience your heart won’t soon forget.
The Second City: Hooking Up

May 03, 2016 - May 15, 2016
America’s favorite comedy improv troupe is back at The Rep with this gaspingly funny revue that includes a modern mix of romance, rancor and everything in between. Hooking Up with The Second City makes mirth out of missed connections, girls’ night out adventures and all the crazy things we do for love.
Windfall

June 10, 2016 - June 26, 2016
At a small data processing business in Columbus, Ohio, four coworkers toil under the heavy hand of their maniacal and deceitful boss. So far, camaraderie and mutual support have allowed them to survive his low wages, verbal abuse and unreasonable demands for perfection. But, when his manipulation escalates to ridiculous, unprecedented heights, they are driven to the brink of sanity.