Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer
The company has finalized their rollercoaster of a 2021 season, with new dates that will soon include a return performances at their new state-of-the-art theatre that has been mostly vacant for the last year due to the pandemic.
T2 is currently offering a version of the 2016 hit, Murder for Two, with streaming performances scheduled over at Theatre2.org through April 25.
After that, the company will welcome their first audiences to the theatre beginning on April 28 for their version of the edgy comedy At the Wedding.
Of course, several safety measures will be in place when that happens.
From the website:
We’ve taken aggressive steps to maximize safety at our state-of-the-art theatre, with fresh air resupplied at an air change rate exceeding six times per hour, MERV-13 filtration, safely distanced seating maps, universal PPE requirements, and frequent testing of all artists and crew by our on-staff, advanced practitioner nurse, all reviewed by an infectious disease specialist.
A full lineup of six other shows are planned after that (see below), with all of the shows except except Matilda also be available to live-stream as well for those not quite ready to venture into public just yet.
The company also plans to announce their Season 16 lineup on May 19 that will feature six more new productions for 2022.
Dates and more information about the Season 15 shows are below, and ticket information for in-person or streaming options are available at theatre2.org.
TheatreSquared Season 15 Lineup – Revised
Show descriptions provided by TheatreSquared
Murder for Two
March 17-April 25
Everyone’s a suspect in this multi-award-winning musical comedy revived by TheatreSquared in its brand-new home five years after its original debut. A small-town policeman dreams of making it to detective — and one fateful night, his opportunity arrives in the form of a dead Great American novelist. One actor investigates, the other plays every suspect, and both play the piano in this whip-smart, winking homage to an old-fashioned theatrical murder mystery. (Streaming)
At the Wedding
April 28-June 13
A hilarious, rough-edged new comedy from one of America’s most exciting new voices, Bryna Turner, initially developed at TheatreSquared as part of the Arkansas New Play Festival. Carlo is going to be really well-behaved today. She’s not going to get drunk. She’s not going to give any long-winded speeches. And she’s definitely not going to try to steal the bride back. (Live & streaming)
My Father’s War
May 26-June 20
When she puts on her father’s old helmet in her husband Bob Ford’s drama, Amy Herzberg is plunged into a world at war. It’s the funny, harrowing and deeply moving story of a Jewish kid from Chicago’s North Side who landed at Normandy on D-Day and fought through to the Battle of the Bulge. As Pvt. Herzberg survives one near-death experience after another through luck, chutzpah and sheer comic timing, his daughter chases down the one story that still haunts him. (Live & streaming)
Matilda: The Musical
June 23-July 18
A riotously acclaimed, five-time Tony Award winner, “Matilda” is an international phenomenon. TheatreSquared reimagines for Northwest Arkansas the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. (Live only)
Aug. 4-Aug. 29
A hilarious and heartwarming new music-filled comedy about the freedom to dream big. It’s the 1970s, and Lucha spends her days caring for her ailing mother but longs to shake up her life. When a forgotten record album sparks her mother’s memory, Lucha and her cousin strike upon a radical idea: to create an all-female mariachi band. (Live & streaming)
Sept. 22-Oct. 24
A world premiere play by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason brings the megahit television series to life for our current age. Teeming with raucous hilarity and channeling the series’ one-of-a-kind, trademark voice, “Designing Women” sets out to re-unite its audience in laughter. (Live & streaming)
Nov. 17-Dec. 12
From the Tony Award-winning composer of “Fun Home” comes a powerhouse Broadway musical — winner of the Lucille Lortel, Obie, and Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical and a five-time Tony nominee. It’s 1964. When Violet hops onto a Greyhound bus traveling across Arkansas towards a miracle in Tulsa — the healing touch of a TV evangelist who will make her beautiful — it turns into the journey of a lifetime. (Live & streaming)