ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Begins Tonight at TheatreSquared
TheatreSquared (T2) will launch its ninth season with the acclaimed comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, a new adaptation by Richard Bean of the classic farce The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni. A West End hit that was a seven-time Tony nominee in its Broadway transfer, Guvnors is the story of Francis, a crude but charming Brit with an outsized appetite who takes on two full-time employers at once and continually fails to keep them straight despite increasingly desperate measures. Directed by Amy Herzberg (Good People), TheatreSquared's production stars Chris Crawford (Boeing-Boeing, Noises Off), a cast of 12 and a four-man skiffle band. One Man, Two Guvnors begins performances tonight, August 28 and continues through September 21, with performances Thursdays at 7:30, Fridays at 7:30, Saturdays at 2 and 7:30, and Sundays at 2 and 7:00. TheatreSquared performs at Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios (505 W. Spring St., Fayetteville, AR 72701). Tickets range from $15-$38 ($10/Under 30) and are available through Tickets Northwest Arkansas at (479) 443-5600 or at theatre2.org.
"This is the biggest and quite possibly the funniest show we've ever put on stage," said T2 Artistic Director Robert Ford. "For anyone looking to end the summer with a knock-down, flat-out comedy - pure proof of the power of live theatre to make you laugh out loud - this is it. I believe the depth and variety of physical comedy talent assembled on stage for One Man, Two Guvnors is unprecedented in Northwest Arkansas."
"After a jump of 40% in our attendance last season, and with just 175 seats to fill each night, we anticipate this show will sell quickly," said T2 Executive Director Martin Miller. "Single tickets are now on sale, and prime seats are still reserved for season subscribers - starting at $110 for all five productions in TheatreSquared's 2014/15 Season." In addition to a 15% savings on tickets, subscribers receive free exchanges and discounts on dining, lodging and parking.
The cast of One Man, Two Guvnors includes Chris Crawford, James Taylor Odom, Justin Walker, David Alan Anderson, Seth Andrew Bridges, Katie Cunningham, Craig McDonald, Elizabeth Boyke, Josh Marx, Lizzie O'Hara and Steven Dennis. Musicians Brian McCue, Bryan Parker, Nick Caffrey and Cody Nielsen will perform original music by Grant Olding as The Craze, a four-man skiffle band.
T2 Associate Artistic Director Amy Herzberg leads a creative team including scenic & lighting designer Nathan Scheuer, costume designer Ruby Kemph, props designer Ashleigh Burns, fights director DC Wright, music director Mark Summerlin, sound designer Will Eubanks, technical director Josh Tillotson, stage manager David Loranca, and others.
Tickets are on sale now at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, and can be reserved by calling (479) 443-5600 or visiting theatre2.org. Performances are scheduled Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Tickets range from $15 to $38. A limited number of $10 tickets are also available for patrons under the age of 30 through the theatre's "30 Under 30" program. The performance will run two hours and twenty minutes with one intermission and is recommended for ages 10 and up.
TheatreSquared's locally produced and nationally acclaimed productions reach 30,000 patrons each year. The company is Northwest Arkansas's only year-round professional theatre, offering a unique audience experience in its intimate 175-seat theatre at Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios. In 2011, TheatreSquared was recognized by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards, as one of the nation's ten most promising emerging theatres. For further information or press tickets, contact TheatreSquared at (479) 445-6333 or visit theatre2.org.