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.”
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.
February 24, 2016 - March 05, 2016
Audience favorite Joe Graves returns to The Rep for Lisa Peterson and Dennis O’Hare’s production, An Iliad. This one-man production adapts Homer’s Trojan War epic into a compelling monologue that captures both the heroism and horror of warfare, and answers the question: “What has really changed since the Trojan War?”
This production makes the western world’s oldest extant work of literature not only intelligible, but immediate, relevant and eerily fascinating—as if a storyteller were
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.
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.
Bill Clinton Hercules
March 24, 2016 - March 26, 2016
Bill Clinton Hercules takes a fascinating look at the life of the 42nd President as he cuts loose and shoots straight from the hip in his own fantasy TED talk. With Seamus Heaney's allegorical play The Cure at Troy at its center, Bob Paisley’s one-man show explores the Trojan Wars to the future of democracy, plus Clinton’s dreams, regrets, hopes and passions. Is he the beloved icon or reviled Slick Willy? A life epic in its own right. But what will be his final act? What does the future hold f