University of Arkansas Department of Theatre Changing Curtain Time

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All evening performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. starting with the upcoming 2015-2016 Season.

The University of Arkansas Department of Theatre is changing its curtain time.

All evening performances will begin at 7:30 p.m., starting with their upcoming 2015-2016 season. The curtain time has been 8 p.m. for evening shows for more than 60 years.

The Department of Theatre first began exploring an earlier curtain time with its Studio Series a few years ago. Positive feedback from studio patrons, combined with a growing trend for theatre in northwest Arkansas to begin sooner led to the decision to move up the time of the Mainstage series as well, so that all evening performances will now begin at 7:30 p.m. Matinees will continue to start at 2 p.m.

The 2015-2016 Mainstage Series is set to open Friday, Oct. 2 with Noel Coward’s “Hay Fever.” Other shows for the season include Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice,” and Green Day’s “American Idiot.” Both season and individual tickets are now on sale. Season tickets for the Mainstage Series are $64 for adults, and $48 for seniors, faculty, and staff. Individual tickets are $10 each for adults, $8 for seniors, faculty, and staff, and $5 for students. UA students are admitted to all Wednesday and Thursday night performances for free. However, they must present a valid ID to receive a free ticket. To order tickets, or to inquire further about the upcoming season or the Department of Theatre, call 479-575-4752, email theatre(at)uark(dot)edu or visit

About the Company:
The University of Arkansas Department of Theatre has been providing exciting and affordable live theatre for more than 60 years. They combine a first-rate theatrical education full of hands-on experience with a wide selection of titles to challenge their students and delight the community. The Theatre Department produces eight to 10 shows each year: four large-scale productions at the University Theatre and four to six smaller shows in the Studio Series. Shows range from new works to classic favorites, from period pieces and Shakespeare plays to Broadway musicals. For more information, visit their website at

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