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LOCAL LAWYER’S GRIDIRON SHOW RETURNS TO THE REP The Arkansas Repertory Theatre is thrilled to announce that more than 75 lawyers and law professionals will once again take The Rep stage with their production of Gridiron. After a four-year hiatus, the lawyers bring back their biannual musical production spoofing Arkansas people and politics. Its first show will premiere at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13 with a special offering of light bites and complimentary beer and wine. Four shows will follow on Thursday (8 p.m.), Friday (7 p.m. and 9 p.m.) and Saturday (8 p.m.).

“Gridiron is a special thing,” said Dent Gitchell, a 40-year veteran of the show and the show’s historical archivist. “It's not just a hoot to watch, it's an opportunity for lawyers, young and not-so-young - judges, paralegals, and other legal professionals - to get to know each other outside the courtroom, share a common experience, and have a lot of fun.” More
ARKANSAS REP ANNOUNCES 2014-2015 SEASON Arkansas Repertory Theatre (The Rep), the state’s largest nonprofit professional theatre, is proud to announce its 39th MainStage Season.

“The stories we’ll tell speak to the power of live theatre,” says Robert Hupp, Producing Artistic Director at Arkansas Repertory Theatre. “It’s a season of entertainment, for sure, but it’s also a season of firsts for The Rep and our audience: The new season features engaging plays and musicals, many brought to life for the very first time in our state, all created in our intimate home on Main Street. Three popular and crowd pleasing, over the top musicals complement three amazing plays that embody the best our art form.” More
Clinton School to Host Clybourne Park Panel Arkansas Repertory Theatre producing artistic director, Bob Hupp, will host a panel discussion on the upcoming production of “Clybourne Park,” winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and 2011 Tony Award for Best Play. More
Mosaic Templars to host Clybourne Park Panel Join members of the Ninth Street Community and Clybourne Park cast members to learn how Arkansas Rep's production of Clybourne Park relates to issues of race, property, history and legacy in our own communities. More
BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE SHOWS CONTINUE THIS WEEKEND All performances of Because of Winn Dixie will continue as scheduled. Complimentary exchanges are being offered throughout the weekend. Contact The Rep Box Office at (501) 378-0405 for more information.

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State of the Arts in Arkansas Starting to Shine Arkansas Repertory Theatre has amazing donors. Wow! And thank you! The last few years, and the last few months, have been inspiring. Arkansas has always been a generous state, and the state of the arts in our community is really starting to shine. Need proof? Here are just a few recent examples. More
Rep Young Artists Celebrate Holiday with ASO The Rep's Young Artist Program (SMTI) will partner with The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra for their 2013 holiday show, Holiday Fantasies. This holiday collaboration is conducted by Phillip Mann and Written and Directed by The Rep's Resident Director and Director of Education Nicole Capri. More
Robert Hupp Honored at 2013 Governor's Arts Awards On Friday, November 15, The Rep's Producing Artistic Director, Robert Hupp was awarded the 2013 Governor's Arts Award for Individual Artist. The Governor's Arts Awards is an annual recognition ceremony presented by the Arkansas Arts Council to honor individuals and corporations who have made significant contributions to the arts in Arkansas.

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Rep Drive Closing in Funds for Young Artist Space The Arkansas Repertory Theatre is two-thirds of the way to meeting its funding goal for a performance space for youth and experimental productions on Main Street. The Rep’s staff has raised about $269,000 of the needed $400,000 to sign a long-term lease with developers Scott Reed and Wooten Epps in the 500 block of Main Street. The developers offered the theater space in the historic row of buildings being renovated as part of the city’s arts corridor plan and have extended the deadline for the group to sign a lease. More
SMTI to Perform Original Musical: Project Elan Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s Resident Director and Director of Education, Nicole Capri has assembled a talented team of young musicians and writers to create a brand new, all-original musical, Project élan. This year’s summer program will be unlike anything past participants have experienced before at The Rep. More