Ah, the beautiful fall in Fayetteville. The weather is starting to cool. The students are coming back to town. And TheatreSquared is back from their summer slow-down with a brand new season.
The company will kick off its 10th anniversary season next week with Peter Shaffer’s modern classic play, Amadeus.
The show, co-directed by T2 veterans Amy Herzberg and Sean Patrick Reilly, is one of the company’s most ambitious shows to date, featuring the largest cast T2 has ever assembled for a production with nearly 20 actors.
Amadeus, which won five Tony Awards including Best Play in 1981 as well as an Oscar for Best Picture in 1985, tells the story of composer Antonio Salieri, and his scheme to discredit the foul-mouthed young genius, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
“Amadeus is the perfect play to open our 10th anniversary season — an undisputed modern masterpiece that reaches the heights of human drama,” said T2 artistic director Robert Ford. “It’s brilliant, risky and ridiculously fun, with a soundtrack that’s pure genius.”
Performances are scheduled Aug. 27 through Sept. 20, Wednesdays through Sundays, at Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios, 505 W. Spring St. in Fayetteville.
Tickets range from $15-45, and a limited number of tickets are reserved for just $10 for patrons under 30 years of age for each performance.
A full schedule of performances is available at theatre2.org.