On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their love of music. Over the course of a fateful week, an unexpected friendship evolves into a powerful but complicated love story. With songs including the Oscar-winning "Falling Slowly," and a Grammy-winning score performed by talented actor/musicians, Once is a singular live experience now memorably and intimately reimagined for TheatreSquared.
Book by Enda Walsh, with music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. Based on the motion picture by John Carney.
A blistering new comedy-drama from one of America's most acclaimed contemporary playwrights. In Detroit's last exporting auto plant, sparks fly on the production line – and in the breakroom. As rumors surface about the factory closing, new power dynamics emerge. When the line between blue collar and white collar blurs, how far over are they willing to step?
By Dominique Morisseau
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
As the family gathers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy to celebrate Christmas, Mary – the bookish middle child of the Bennets – finally has her day. Set two years after the events of Pride and Prejudice, this winning sequel with period style and modern wit is sure to delight Jane Austen fans and newcomers alike. Appropriate for all ages; recommended for 10+.
By Lauren Gunderson & Margot Melcon
Every Brilliant Thing
"You're six years old. Your mom's in the hospital. So you start to make a list of everything that's brilliant about the world. Everything that's worth living for: 1. Ice cream. 2. Kung fu movies. 3. Burning things. 4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out of your nose. 5. Construction cranes. 6. Me." A moving, insightful and hilarious new one-person play that is unlike any other. TheatreSquared's space will be reconfigured for the first time in eight years to create a profoundly intimate, immersive, life-affirming theatre experience.
By Duncan Macmillan, with Jonny Donahoe
From the safety of the suburbs, a girls soccer team navigates life's big questions and wages their own tiny battles – with all the "bark and bite" (Vulture.com) of a pack of adolescent warriors. A "smart, hilarious, delightful meditation on society, sex and soccer" (The Village Voice), The Wolves is a portrait of the pursuit of happiness for nine American teens who just want to score some goals.
By Sarah DeLappe
The Legend of Georgia McBride
A hilarious, heartwarming, and unlikely new comedy fresh from an extended off-Broadway run. Casey is young, broke, and impersonating Elvis at a run-down bar in the Florida Panhandle. When the owner hires a drag show to attract more customers, Casey is out of a job. Or is he? Filled with music and humor – and plenty of sequins – this joyful, acclaimed new play is a reminder that the path to prosperity and fulfillment may sometimes take an unexpected star turn.
By Matthew Lopez
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
It’s the greatest love story (almost) never told. This wildly funny and irresistibly romantic new adaptation of the Academy Award-winning film arrives fresh from its critically acclaimed debut in London’s West End. Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block — until he meets Viola. Against a bustling backdrop of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, their forbidden romance inspires a masterpiece.
5 STARS! "Funny, often genuinely moving—it generates a glow you could warm your hands by. The best British comedy since One Man, Two Guvnors." - Daily Telegraph
Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard; adapted for the stage by Lee Hall.
August 14 – September 8, 2019
By Karen Zacarías
Good fences make good neighbors … right? A new comedy about the clash of class and culture that pushes well-meaning neighbors over the edge. Tania, a very pregnant Ph.D. candidate, and Pablo, her rising star attorney husband, move next door to Virginia and Frank, a deep-rooted couple with an impeccably trimmed backyard. But when a questionable fence line puts Frank’s prize-worthy garden in jeopardy, what starts as a friendly question soon escalates hilariously into an all-out border dispute.
“A comedy winner that takes a timely, witty, and fresh look at neighbors struggling to live harmoniously.” - Minneapolis Star-Tribune
October 2 – November 10, 2019
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Adapted by Amy Herzberg from the novel by Charles Dickens
A T2 Original. Brimming with stage magic and holiday cheer, TheatreSquared’s world premiere adaptation of A Christmas Carol boldly reimagines Dickens’ classic ghost story and sets the stage for a new Northwest Arkansas tradition. Three spirits come to visit the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and take him on a fantastic journey through past, present, and future. But will it be enough to save him? For all ages.
November 20 – December 22, 2019
By Marco Ramirez
A knockout award-winning new play. Told in a boxing ring over six rounds, The Royale is an electrifying adrenaline rush that shows us the human cost of making history. From playwright Marco Ramirez (Orange is the New Black, Daredevil) comes a story inspired by the real-world boxer Jack Johnson who — as a black man at the height of the Jim Crow era – became the Heavyweight Champion of the World.
CRITICS’ PICK. ”Original and graceful,The Royale packs a punch!" The New York Times
“A breathtaking coup de theatre.” – THE TORONTO STAR
January 22 – February 16, 2020
By Holland Taylor
“Funny, fiery, salty & brash,” (The New York Times), Ann is the inspiring and hilarious story of a captivating woman who was even bigger than the state from which she hailed: Ann Richards. This acclaimed, one-woman tour-de-force brings the charismatic and storied former governor of Texas into TheatreSquared’s most intimate new space.
“Fun, engaging, and marinated in Texas wryness.” – The Washington Post
February 19 – March 22, 2020
MY FATHER'S WAR
by Robert Ford
A T2 Original
Donning her father’s old helmet, Amy is plunged into a world at war. 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 Private 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.
This limited engagement production—newly revised, a decade after the play’s world premiere—commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II.
March 25 – April 19, 2020
MATILDA: THE MUSICAL
A riotously acclaimed, five-time Tony Award winner—tied with Hamilton for the most Laurence Olivier Awards ever won by a musical—Matilda is an international phenomenon. Fresh from its hit Broadway run, 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.
“An evening of unadulterated bliss — anarchically joyous, gleefully nasty and ingenious… It was so good, people in the theatre wiped their eyes and mouthed to each other: "Oh my God, this is so good." - The Guardian
“Exhilarating and truly revolutionary. The most satisfying and subversive musical ever to come out of Britain.” – The New York Times
Adapted by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin From the book by Roald Dahl