Closing Week of The Whipping Man: Engage with Us!

Ryan Barry as Caleb (from left), Damian Thompson and Michael A. Shepperd. Photo by Stephen Thornton.

Ryan Barry as Caleb (from left), Damian Thompson and Michael A. Shepperd. Photo by Stephen Thornton.

Can you believe it? It’s the last week of our latest production, The Whipping Man!

An extraordinary tale of loyalty, deceit and deliverance, The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez opened off-Broadway in 2011 to critical acclaim, winning the 2011 John Gassner New Play Award from the NY Outer Critics Circle and becoming one of the most produced plays in the country.

It’s a week definitely not to be missed here at Arkansas Repertory Theatre (and the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center)– there are special engagement and standing surround events almost every night this week.

Here is what you can take part in:

It’s in the Bag: Lunch ‘n Learn Series at Mosaic Templars
Tuesday, February 3 | 11:30 a.m.
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 W. 9th St., Little Rock
The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center’s quarterly lunchtime series will be a panel discussion, moderated by Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp, featuring The Whipping Man cast, alongside Jim Pfeifer, AIA.  After the discussion, tour MTCC’s new exhibit, “Freedom! Oh, Freedom! Arkansas’ People of African Descent and the Civil War: 1861-1866.” Bring your lunch and drinks will be provided. Free!

Girls Night Out with The Design Group
Tuesday, Feb. 3 | 5 p.m.
Sponsored by The Design Group, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Brown Sugar Bake Shop and Arkansas Black Hall of Fame
Mix and mingle in The Rep lobby with yummy treats and fabulous shopping from 5 – 7 p.m. and enjoy a special talk-back discussion immediately following the performance. Post-show discussion moderated by Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp, featuring the cast of The Whipping Man and Lottie Shackelford, former Mayor of Little Rock. The special Girls Night Out event is free and open to the public. Tickets to the performance are $35. Call the Box Office at (501) 378-0405 to get your tickets!

Talk-Back Series
Thursday, February 5 | 9:30 p.m.
Post-show discussions that explore the themes present in this production. Free!beerglasses

Live from Foster’s with Crossroads
Friday, February 6 | 6:30 p.m.
Get your evening started early with live pre-show music from Crossroads in Foster’s. Free!

The After-Party
Saturday, February 7 | 10:30 p.m.
Stick around after the show for drinks and look for members of the cast to make an appearance at The Rep’s lounge Foster’s. Free!

Get your tickets now for this thought-provoking drama. Purchase yours online or by calling the Box Office at (501) 378-0405. Learn more about this incredible play with our study guide here. We hope to see you here!

Wait Until Dark: Engage With Us

With our 39th MainStage Season in full force and our upcoming show Wait Until Dark opening next week, we have weeks of opportunities to engage with The Rep and the thriller about to take the MainStage.

From shopping and pizza-and-beer night to live music and a fun after-party with the cast, we have special programming and events for everyone.

Read below for full details about what’s happening this month at The Rep:

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Wednesday, Oct. 29
5-7 p.m.

Enjoy pre-show pizza and beer.

 

Girls Night Out with Indigo sponsored by Inviting Arkansas
10511285_618969088217835_7659425666994540551_nThursday, Oct. 30
6 – 7 p.m.

Shop ’til you drop in black and white with Little Rock boutique Indigo in Foster’s before showtime. Cash bar available.

 

 

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The After-Party
Saturday, Nov. 1
After the show – until the party stops!

Stick around after the show for drinks, and look for members of the cast of Wait Until Dark to make an appearance in Foster’s.

 

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Friday, Nov. 7
6:30-8 p.m.

Get your evening started early with live pre-show music from musician Sam Clark in Foster’s.

 

Great seats are available for Wait Until Dark. Purchase yours online or by calling the Box Office at (501) 378-0405.

Memphis The Musical: Engage With Us

With our 39th Season having opened last Friday (Sept. 5) with Memphis, we have a full month of opportunities to engage with The Rep and the musical currently on our MainStage. From shopping and a beer tasting to a concert and after-party with the cast, we have special programming and events for everyone.

Read below for full details about what’s happening this month at The Rep.

The After-Party sponsored by Heartbeat1919091_356731151104_7709067_n
Saturday, September 13
After the show – until the party stops!

Stick around after the show for drinks, and look for members of the cast of Memphis to make an appearance in Foster’s.

Girls Night Out with Beehive sponsored by Inviting 10511285_618969088217835_7659425666994540551_nArkansas
Thursday, September 18
5 – 7 p.m.
Complimentary champagne pour from 5 – 6 pm; Cash bar from 6 – 7 pm

Shop ’til you drop with Little Rock boutique Beehive in Foster’s before show time.

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Friday, September 19
6 p.m.

Get your evening started early with live pre-show music from musician Christopher Key Cash in Foster’s.

 

Beer Night with O’Fallon Brewery sponsored by Arkansas Times and Golden EagleOFallonBrewery
Thursday, September 25
5:30 p.m.

Join the Arkansas Times and Golden Eagle before the show to have a beer from O’Fallon Brewery.


Great seats are still available for Memphis.  Purchase yours online or by calling the Box Office at (501) 378-0405.

Girls Night Out at The Rep featuring Vesta’s

Girls Night Out at The Rep on Wednesday, October 5 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. featuring the fun and funky fashions of Vesta’s. Shop the hottest designer brands in The Rep’s new bar, Foster’s, then at 7:00 p.m. enjoy Ring of Fire, The Music of Johnny Cash in our newly-renovated theatre.

I recently caught up with the ladies of Vesta’s to discuss their new fall collection. “We love our new lines we’ve bought for fall. Great jeans, and soft cashmere sweaters worn with a great pair of Old Gringo cowboy boots,” says Lila Ashmore, Marketing Manager for Vesta’s.

Red Old Gringo cowboy boots available at Girls Night Out

Located in Pleasant Ridge Town Center, Vesta’s is an eclectic lifestyle boutique offering clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry, bedding, furniture, home accessories and lotions and potions for the body.

In business for 14 years, owner Melissa Tanner always stocks Vesta’s with the latest styles. “I’m crazy about the new cashmere pieces we have from White + Warren this fall. Fun ponchos and luxurious wraps in charcoal and camel can give your closet a punch this season. We are also carrying two new lines of jeans! We have something for everyone.”
Girls Night Out with Vesta’s will have the hottest brands including White+Warren, JJJ Workshirts, Blue Bird, Michael Kors, Alice & Trixie plus Old Gringo and Black Liberty cowboy boots and much more.
Ring of Fire was the perfect show for Vesta’s to partner with The Rep for Girl’s Night Out,” said Ashmore. “We love the ‘Man in Black’.”
Tickets: $40 plus receive a free drink ticket in The Rep’s new bar at Foster’s exclusively for Girl’s Night Out ticket holders. Call The Rep Box Office (501) 378-0405 for tickets and your complimentary drink ticket to Foster’s.