Know a thespian or performance guru who could use a pick-me-up during the summer of social distancing? A local Arkansas theater might have you covered.
ArkansasStaged is bringing the theater to Northwest Arkansas curbsides this summer with live performances of its original play, Curbside Theatre.
According to Curbside Theatre’s website, “The original play we’re creating is inspired by the idea of a theatrical care package and the deep belief in the power of art to heal. Our ensemble of professional theatre artists— Laura Shatkus, Kholoud Sawaf, Mischa Hutchings, and Michael Bell, with contributions from Adrienne Dawes— hope to reach new audiences and regular theatre-goers alike. We’ve been devising moments online since mid-March exploring themes of space, time travel, and the accompanying isolation. Our guides— The musical energy of pop power ballads of the 1980s, the heroic hygiene of a fastidious clown, and the story of a lonely space traveler studying human dwellings while questioning what it means to be alone together.”
ArkansasStaged is offering 30 shows for free from June 15-July 30. Each performance is set to run for 30-45 minutes and will perform for one household at a time.
The performance schedule is first-come, first-serve. Anyone interested in scheduling a performance or donating to the play can do so at www.curbsidetheatre.com.