From the Miscreants Behind 2009’s The Complete Works (Abridged)
EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (And Then Some!)
Holiday Mischief & Merriment for All Ages: December 10–26, 2010
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS—November 16, 2010—TheatreSquared continues its landmark 2010/11 Fifth Anniversary Season with Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!), a holiday cousin to the 2009 hit, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). In this ambitious stage comedy, three actors, hired to perform Dickens' beloved yuletide classic, rebel and set out to instead perform every Christmas story in existence—from Frosty to the Grinch, Charlie Brown to George Bailey. The production is directed by T2 co-founder Morgan Hicks and features Complete Works alums Jim Goza and Jordan Haynes, as well as Sean Phillip Mabrey in his TheatreSquared debut. Performances are scheduled Friday, December 10 through Sunday, December 26, 2010 in the Studio Theater at Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios (505 W. Spring St, Fayetteville), with a special “Pay What You Can” preview performance on December 9. Tickets range from $22-$24 ($10/under 30) and can be purchased by visiting the theatre's website at theatre2.org or by calling the Box Office at 479.571.2728. The play is appropriate for audiences of all ages, and recommended for ages 8 and up.
“It takes a lot of nerve to tackle every Christmas story at once, but these three are up to the task,” said Morgan Hicks, who also directed The Complete Works (2009). “Most of us manage to absorb nearly every Christmas story during the month of December, whether we want to or not. Ebenezer, Rudolph, that kid with the BB gun—you pick the icon. These guys are just a little more efficient, and a lot more hilarious, about getting the stories told.”
The cast for Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) includes Jim Goza and Jordan Haynes, who previously appeared in TheatreSquared’s The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), as well as Sean Phillip Mabrey in his TheatreSquared debut. The creative team includes: Morgan Hicks (director), whose previous T2 credits include The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The Mystery of Irma Vep, and Fully Committed; Michael Riha (scenic design), who serves as Head of Design for the University of Arkansas and previously designed Rabbit Hole for T2; Will Eubanks (sound design), who served as assistant sound designer for The 39 Steps; Justin Ashley (lighting design), who served as assistant lighting designer for The 39 Steps; Jennifer Cozens (props and costume design); Janet McCann (stage manager); and Heath Lane (technical director).
TheatreSquared will once again offer a special “Pay What You Can” preview night on Thursday, December 9. Patrons at this special preview are invited to pay whatever they can—from $1 to $100. Tickets are first come, first served and available only upon arrival at the theatre. Prospective ticket buyers are encouraged to arrive early as availability is limited to 150 seats.
During its three-week run from December 10-26, performances are scheduled Thursdays at 7:30; Fridays at 7:30; Saturdays at 2:00 and 7:30; and Sundays at 2:00. Tickets are $22-$24 for adults ($10/under 30), and can be purchased by calling the T2 Box Office at 479.571.2728 or by visiting the Theatre's website at theatre2.org. Discounted prices are available for groups.
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) is the second production of TheatreSquared’s Fifth Anniversary season, following the remarkable success of The 39 Steps in September and continuing in 2011 with the World Premiere of Sundown Town and Reasons to Be Pretty. TheatreSquared is Northwest Arkansas’s regional theatre, dedicated to creating exceptional works on stage and innovative educational programs. For further information, call 479.445.6333 or visit theatre2.org.
Support for TheatreSquared is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Promotional support for Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) is provided by the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission.
Major media partners for Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) include NWA Media, KUAF, and Mailco USA.