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1/9/2019 Member News
Arkansas Public Theatre to hold auditions for STUPID KID

Arkansas Public Theatre (APT) will hold auditions for the STUPID KID by Sharr White, on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the historic Victory Theater, 116 S. 2nd St. in Rogers.

Doors for auditions will open at 6:30 p.m. Call backs, if needed, will be held Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

This is the first non-professional production of STUPID KID being done by special arrangement from the playwright. Auditions will be based upon readings from the script. The entire audition packet, including the audition times, audition scenes, character descriptions, and rehearsal schedule is available for download at www.arkansaspublictheatre.org.  

Performances will be March 22-24 and 28-31, 2019 at the historic Victory Theater.

Playwright Sharr White has molded the riveting study of a family under the worst kind of stress imaginable – for this is stress which doesn’t go away with time and only gets more and more intolerable as the years roll by—with hilarious results. Stupid Kid weaves the tale of 14-year old Chick Ford, who is tried as an adult and convicted of his girlfriend’s rape and murder, a crime which he swears he didn’t commit. Fourteen years go by, and the Innocence Project becomes involved in his case – only to find that his DNA suggests that he did not kill the victim. When Chick is released from prison at 28, he returns home to poverty-ridden East Colorado to find that his family is flat broke and less than welcoming. This production contains adult language and content and is recommended for mature audiences.

Since 1986, Arkansas Public Theatre has been producing classic, cutting-edge, fresh-from-Broadway plays, musicals, and special events in Rogers, Arkansas and at the historic Victory Theater. APT is the only all-volunteer community theatre in Northwest Arkansas and is honored to have the continued support of area businesses, organizations, donors, volunteers and audiences.

For more information about the upcoming season, including season memberships, sponsorship opportunities and audition information visit www.arkansaspublictheatre.org or contact the Box Office at 479.631.8988; manager@arkansaspublictheatre.org.  Arkansas Public Theatre is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.