As often as things repeat themselves, there is always change afoot.
TheatreSquared’s production of Fun Home is one of the most totally engrossing new theatrical works I’ve watched in recent years.
You’d have to be a real dingdong not to laugh at some of the innocent crudity of “The Dingdong.”
How does anyone stage a play about complicated relationships, a disorder on the autism spectrum and patience, with a dash of mathematics thrown in for good measure?
TheatreSquared’s latest performance does indeed have us look at intimate moments, and the vulnerabilities – for better and for worse – when we choose to disclose them.
We may never make it to “Detroit,” or anywhere, unless we know our problems and confront them. And, let’s face it, we’ve all got problems. Even when everything looks in order.
There’s certainly value in a good laugh, and there’s hope for the future. This is only the first big Broadway show in the Walton Arts Center’s new era. I believe I’m excited for more.
Great Expectations, as produced by T2, finds its source material in Charles Dickens’ much talked about and much loved 1861 novel.
The play is about many things, but key to the plot is the passage of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and the lasting effects of the political allegiances that formed in support or opposition of that bill.
At times, it’s doubled-over-in-your-seat funny. At other times, it’s merely entertaining, and that’s okay, too. It’s almost – and I do mean almost – too silly for its own good.
The path we walk down may be pretty, and it may even have a picturesque covering. But the thing about bridges is they take us to the other side.
It’s a play about yearning for a different future, and also about complicated things like mothers and daughters, alcohol dependency, feminism, academia, pornography and the definition of a family.
A brand new work by TheatreSquared resident playwright Robert Ford takes us to a place Northwest Arkansans know well.
It’s funny without using blue humor, silly without being gimmicky and sexy without showing superfluous skin. That all means it’s smart. Smart and human, and that’s a pretty powerful combination.
The local telling of the show marks the first combined effort of TheatreSquared and the Arkansas Repertory Theatre of Little Rock.