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theater: new theater company

Actors Theater of Little Rock, a new professional theater group that bills itself as “home to fearless productions” and produces “boundary-breaking theater” in “substantial community partnerships” and “The Bard @ The Bar: A Midsummer Night’s Hit the “stage” with the “dream”. August 11, 7:00 p.m., Rail Yard, 1212 E. Sixth St., Little Rock.

Producing Artistic Director and Co-Founder Mark A. Burbank said of the project, ” [William Shakespeare’s comedy] In a whole new way”, in a casual setting, in 60 minutes. Directed by Co-Founder Shelby Alison Hibbs, Executive Director of the Group. Entry is by free ticket (donation recommended).

The show kicks off “Season Zero” with seven plays by introducing the group before the official first calendar year season begins in January 2023.

Remaining line-up:

◼️ Aug. 18: Off Page: Arkansas Premiere of “Mrs. Who’s Cleansing Juice (and Salad)” by Emily Witt at 7 p.m., Nexus Coffee and Creative, 301 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. The one-night-only presentation of the Off the Pages series will provide an “opportunity to hear new or rarely performed plays relevant to today’s social and political issues,” explains the theater’s opening announcement.

◼️ September 16-25: “The Wish: A Manual for Last Efforts to Save Abortion in America Through Theater” by Judge Hehir, Denai Igusti, Faanecia Farrell, Nia Akira Robinson, and Julia Specht. There is also a pop-up performance.

◼️September 28-October October 2 and October 13-16: Artist Lab: “Sky Woman: Conceived Works”, created by the Artist Lab Ensemble, Arkadelphia with a cast of HSU students will open a weekend at Henderson State University in New York City, with a second combined cast in Little Rock. of HSU students and Little Rock residents.

◼️ October 27-31: “The Rocky Horror Show”, books, music and lyrics by Richard O’Brien.

◼️ November, TBD: The Microplay Festival will premiere new works by regional playwrights based on prompts and themes directly related to Central Arkansas.

◼️ December 13-18: “Black Nativity” by Langston Hughes, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 W. Ninth St., Little Rock.

The theater will hold auditions by appointment on August 13th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Pinnacle View Middle School, 5701 Ranch Drive, Little Rock, open to all ethnicities, races, gender identities, body types and ages. performers, and encourage performers. for an audition. Must be 12 years or older. Prepare for one 60-second contemporary monologue and two contrasting songs that showcase your range and style as a performer. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist.

To arrange a time for another audition or to submit a video audition, please send an email with the subject “2022 Season Auditions”. [email protected] Small scholarships are offered for most roles. Sign up at For more information, visit

Personnel shift schedule

Arkansas Repertory Theater is adjusting its performance schedule for 2022-2023, rescheduling two shows. Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor, starring Emmy-nominated actor Judge Reinhold, was originally scheduled to begin its season on Sept. 13 through Oct. 13. 23, I will be on stage from January 31st to February 31st. 19th Theater, 601 Main St., Little Rock. Duncan McMillan and Johnny Donahoe’s solo exhibition “Every Brilliant Thing” was originally scheduled to run from January 31 to February 31. 19, now September 13th to October. 23 season opening.

A spokesperson for the theater explained that it was the result of a scheduling conflict with one of the actors.

Performances of the other three previously announced shows will continue as originally scheduled. 30 and “Little Shop of Horrors”, April 4-30. and Lynn Nottage’s comedy “Clyde’s” from his June 6th to 25th. Subscription packages are sold. Visit or call (501) 378-0405.

music: chamber music concert

Faculty of the Faulkner Chamber Music Festivalis a project of the Little Rock Chamber Music Society to perform two free concerts at the University of Arkansas’ Pulaski Institute of Technology’s Center for the Arts, Arts and Sciences, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock.

◼️ Tuesday at 5:30 PM: “Evening Harmony” — Violinists Jeffrey Robson and Argene Khan, violinist Ryan Mooney and cellist Jeremy Crosmer perform “String Quartet No. 3.” news/2022/jul/31/new-troupe-to-play-rail-yard-ualr-professor/ “Mishima” by Philip Glass Katherine Williamson replaced Robson in the quartet “Shadows of Words for String Quartet and Tape” by Anna Klein. Move to viola in op.29.

◼️ Friday at 7:00 pm: “Bartók and Brahms” — Williamson and Robson, violins. Mooney, Viola. Crosmer on cello played Bela Bartok’s String Quartet No. Kahn and Robson, violin. Mooney and Williamson, Viola. Crosmer on cello plays Johannes Brahms’ String Quintet No. 2 in G major, op.111.

Phone (615) 775-6744, Email [email protected] Or visit

undergraduate honors

of University of Arkansas Little Rock has promoted Linda Holzer, a member of the Faculty of Music since 1995, to the title of “University Professor”. She is the second faculty member to receive an honorary promotion in 2021, following David Briscoe, Professor of Sociology.

The university will award the title “only to active faculty members in recognition of their exemplary service over a long period of time in the spirit of solidarity with the university”. [the university] A combination of service in their profession and service to the public through their professional activities, according to a news release.

Pianist Holzer will perform recital at UALR on September 23, featuring the Arkansas premiere of Gwyneth Walker’s “Riddle Variations” and works by Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov and Syrian-American composer Kareem Rostom To do.