TheatreSquared announces lineup for 2024-25 season


TheatreSquared this week unveiled the lineup for the 2024-2025 season, which offers an array of performances from classics to modern dramas and comedies in a variety of themes including justice, connectivity, and movement.

“T2 is your theatre, and these are your plays,” said Robert Ford, T2’s artistic director, adding that the company sifts through over 100 plays and musicals each year to build its season lineups.

“We’re looking for just the right combination of stories — those that bring distinct voices, unexpected places, characters that’ll touch our hearts,” Ford said. “Throughout the process, to paraphrase Willie Nelson, ‘you are always on our mind.’”

The 19th season begins with Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” set for Aug. 12-Sept. 15. Directed by Dexter J. Singleton, the play portrays the Younger family’s aspirations and struggles in Chicago’s South Side.

Up next is “twenty50” by Tony Meneses, a futuristic thriller set in a 2050 congressional race, showing Oct. 2-Nov. 3.

The holiday season will feature Ford and Amy Herzberg’s adaptation of “A Christmas Carol,” running from Nov. 20-Dec. 24.

The new year introduces “Primary Trust” by Eboni Booth, a New York Times Critics’ Pick, from Jan. 22-Feb. 23.

After that, TheatreSquared will present a contemporary-language version of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” in collaboration with NAATCO and Play On Shakespeare, from March 5-30.

Ford’s “In the Grove of Forgetting” will see its world premiere April 16-May 11. Set in 1938 Hungary, the emotional thriller features a woman caught in one of history’s darkest moments as she fights to find a way forward.

The Arkansas New Play Festival will continue to spotlight new works in its 17th year from May 16-25.

The season concludes with “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” a comedic musical about Monty Navarro’s scheming ascent to an earldom, from June 4-29.

“Each of these productions promises to ignite conversations, challenge perceptions, and leave a lasting impact on our audience,” said T2 Executive Director Shannon A. Jones. “We can’t wait to embark on this journey of innovation and exploration with you this season.”

Subscription packages are currently available, with single tickets going on sale this summer.

Prices start at $180 for six plays and $106 for four plays. A “Choose Your Own” package will also be available for the upcoming season.

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