TheatreSquared and University of Arkansas Host Faculty and Staff Night Oct. 30

TheatreSquared's new theatre facility at the corner of Spring Street and West Avenue.
Tim Hursely

TheatreSquared's new theatre facility at the corner of Spring Street and West Avenue.

Members of the University of Arkansas leadership team will welcome faculty and staff to TheatreSquared's new theatre facility at 477 W. Spring Street, just a few blocks from campus, on Wednesday, Oct. 30. The evening will feature a reception in the Walker Rehearsal Room at 6 p.m. followed by a 7:30 p.m. performance of TheatreSquared's comedy Native Gardens, directed by U of A alumna Rebecca Rivas, in the Spring Theatre.

"The University of Arkansas is thrilled to partner with TheatreSquared to enhance our region's standing as one of the most livable in the nation, not only for our vibrant economy but for the arts and culture," said Stacy Leeds, vice chancellor for economic development at the university. "Many of our faculty and staff members are already involved in TheatreSquared productions, and we expect this event will further strengthen the bonds between TheatreSquared and the university community."

Due to the intimate setting of the Spring Theatre, capacity for the event is limited. Current U of A faculty and staff members may book tickets at theatre2.org and enter the promo code UAFACSTAFF for admission to the reception and a discount on seating. New faculty and staff who joined the university for the 2019-20 academic year may request a complimentary ticket from the TheatreSquared Box Office.

University of Arkansas co-hosts include provost Jim Coleman, vice chancellor Leeds, Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design Dean Peter MacKeith, Fulbright College Dean Todd Shields, and Walton College Dean Matt Waller.

For further information, contact TheatreSquared at (479) 445-6333 or visit theatre2.org

About TheatreSquared: TheatreSquared's locally produced and nationally acclaimed productions reach more than 60,000 patrons each year. The company is Northwest Arkansas's year-round professional not-for-profit theatre, offering an intimate and immersive experience in its architecturally significant new home. The company expands arts access among audiences and in schools statewide; serves as a national center for the creation of new plays; and works to create a welcoming, inclusive and vibrant shared community space. Now in its 14th year, TheatreSquared remains rooted in its founding vision, that "theatre—done well and with passion—can transform lives and communities."

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs.The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines.The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among fewer than 3% of colleges and universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Andy Albertson, director of communications and entrepreneurial support
Office of Economic Development
479-575-5606, aalbert@uark.edu

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