Two sisters. Two stamps. And a #@!% load of cash.
That’s the tag line for TheatreSquareds newest production, “Mauritius“, debuting Friday at the Studio Theatre inside Nadine Baum Studios.
It certainly got our attention.
Written by Peabody Award winning writer Theresa Rebeck (known for her work on Law and Order: Criminal Intent and NYPD Blue), “Mauritius” is the story of two half-sisters who discover the “crown jewel” of stamps in their attic, and find out there is a lot more than money at stake when they are thrust into a violent and deceptive battle between three rival collectors.
The play originally debuted on Broadway in 2007, and has been called “A corkscrew-twist drama of suspense” by the New York Times.
According to TheatreSquared’s Managing Director Martin Miller, the play pulls no punches.
“We’re really excited about (Mauritius).” Miller told us. “It’s a thriller that certainly has an edge to it. We’re also extremely excited about the cast we’ve assembled for it.”
The cast includes five actors with an impressive list of theatre, television and film credits under their belt. John T. Smith, Bradford R. Lund, Kevin Christopher Fox, Rebecca Harris, and Kathy Logelin have all worked extensively in Chicago and New York, and have been in Fayetteville working on the production for the past month.
The play will be directed by Kimberly Senior, whose production of “The Overwhelming” at Next Theatre in Chicago was named one of the Ten Best Shows of 2009 by The Chicago Tribune.
“Mauritius” opens Friday, March 26, and runs through Sunday, Apr. 11 in the Studio Theater at Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios.
Tickets are $22 ($18/seniors, $10/ under 30) and can be purchased by visiting the theatre’s website, or by calling the Box Office at 479.571.2728.
When: March 26-April 11
Where: Studio Theatre, Inside Nadine Baum Studios
Tickets: $22 for adults ($18/seniors, $10/under 30), available by calling the Box Office at 479-571-2728 or at TheatreSquared’s website.