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Words And Music: Playwrights Festival shows off NWA talent

“The Smokehouse Players love local and this event is about as local as you can get.” That’s how Terry Vaughan begins a conversation about the first-ever Northwest Arkansas Playwrights Festival,

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Moon Over FSLT: Ludwig comedy back for revival

If you think you’ve seen “Moon Over Buffalo” before — well, you’ve got a great memory! The Ken Ludwig comedy was first produced on Broadway in 1995 with Carol Burnett

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The World In One Night: Fayetteville Film Fest brings its best to Artosphere

An artificial flower shop owner grows forbidden flowers in secret. A man walks near an interstate to see rare birds. Women divers harvest the waters around Jeju Island. Rock climbers

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Real-World Message: ‘Fiddler’ dedicates show to Ukraine

“Without tradition, our lives would be as shaky as a fiddler on the roof.” We have a human tradition of telling stories to entertain, to make us laugh, to make

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Nature Vs. Nurture: Opera Fayetteville considers life in ‘Habitat’

Matthew Aucoin’s contemporary opera “Second Nature” was commissioned to be performed at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago — clearly defining to the composer a small, short piece written with

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They Dream A Dream: Words are weapons for women at war

The play opening May 6 at Arkansas Public Theatre is not the play you’d guess if you heard “French Revolution.” No one sings. No one marches. And no one on

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Don’t Tap Out Yet: ‘Chad Deity’ has a lot to say about wrestling with life

“I really think it’s going to be unlike any show that a TheatreSquared audience has ever seen,” says Dexter Singleton, director of T2’s new production, “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad

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Silent No Longer: Film reveals life in Ukraine, then and now

Thanks to Montopolis, an Austin, Texas, based indie chamber music group, and a new score, a 1929 silent film “gives historical context to the invasion” of Ukraine by Russia, says

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Hang On For Dear Life! University Theatre rides ‘The Cyclone’

Think about it: In the minds of theater lovers, almost every play can be compared to some other play. According to director Morgan Hicks, the University Theatre production of “Ride

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Four Minutes, Four Questions: Kailey Miller Erwin

Fans of Arkansas Public Theatre at the Victory in Rogers have been watching Kailey Miller Erwin on its stage since 2016, when she appeared in the chorus of “Mary Poppins.”