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The Arkansas Repertory Theatre on Thursday night appear a three-show "mini-season" for the aboriginal bisected of 2020, arch against realigning the theater's agenda to a "normal" fall-spring-summer division for 2020-21.
The amphitheater instituted a calendar-year, January-December division for 2019 as it recovered from a banking crash, reopening in November afterwards a cease in April 2018.
Will Trice, who clearly started assignment as the theater's controlling aesthetic ambassador Aug. 1, said activity aback to a September-June division puts the Rep added in alignment with the way schools, churches and added arts organizations according their schedules.
The three shows already on the 2020 calendar are:
• Jan. 29-Feb. 16: Ann by Holland Taylor, a one-woman appearance with Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe champ Elizabeth Ashley arena the abrupt backward Texas Gov. Ann Richards. Drama Desk Award-winner Michael Wilson will direct.
• April 1-19: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens, based on the atypical by Mark Haddon. A 15-year-old algebraic ability who lacks amusing abilities and distrusts strangers finds himself in the bosom of an analytic chance that will always affect his ancestors and community.
• July 8-26: Bye Bye Birdie, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams, book by Michael Stewart. A alone boyish babe wins a 1958 antagonism to bulb a kiss on an Elvis-like bedrock 'n' cycle brilliant during The Ed Sullivan Appearance on civic TV. David H. Bell will direct.
Subscription advice and added capacity will be accessible on the theater's anew reorganized website, TheRep.org.
Trice said the amphitheater will "start the alarm again" in the abatement of 2020, answer that putting it aback on a school-year-schedule architecture "is easier for a association perspective" and easier for admission sales and fundraising.
"There's a acumen everybody does it that way," he said.
Trice is a Little Bedrock built-in who got his alpha accomplishing association amphitheater here. Added afresh he formed as a Broadway producer, acceptable three Tony Awards for productions of All the Way, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Porgy and Bess.
He additionally was nominated for bristles more, including assignment on Fiddler on the Roof; the Royal Shakespeare Company's Wolf Hall; You Can't Take It With You; The Glass Menagerie; and Gore Vidal's The Best Man.
He credits his Broadway access for abounding of the actors and admiral who will be bringing the aboriginal 2020 shows to the Rep stage, including Ashley and Wilson.
He takes over as the theater's ambassador in the deathwatch of its banking collapse and awakening during 2018, and in the deathwatch of the afterlife in September of founding (and interim) aesthetic ambassador Cliff Baker.
Trice said the amphitheater will abide to accomplish aural a letter of acceding with Actors Equity, which requires a minimum cardinal of performers in anniversary assembly to be associates of the actors' union.
Dog in the Night-Time calls for a casting of nine, he said, all of whom will appear from out of boondocks as allotment of a co-production with the Roundhouse Theatre in Washington, D.C. The amphitheater will authority accessible auditions for Birdie in Little Rock, New York and Chicago.
"We'll be accepting an accessible alarm for bounded developed artists aural the abutting brace of months," Trice said. "In accession to aloof for the specific productions we accept advancing up soon, this is my aboriginal befalling to get to apperceive the artists here, so I absolutely achievement to get a abundant turnout."
The amphitheater will column capacity on Facebook and its website, and Trice said notices will be acquaint with media outlets.
Metro on 08/16/2019
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