US premiere of play THE ROOSTER REBELLION at the Weekend Theater

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The Weekend Theater will stage The Rooster Rebellion by Little Rock playwright Anthony Mariani on Aug. 30-Sept. 8 at the theater, 1001 W. 7th St. in Little Rock.

Show dates are Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 1, Sept. 6, 7, 8. The Sept. 1 matinee starts at 3 p.m.; the Sept. 8 matinee starts at 2:30 p.m. All other shows start at 7:30 p.m.

The story takes place in fall 2015 and summer 2016 in London. Reese Anne, a London teenager, runs away from home to help her ex-history teacher, Shell, who is homeless. They busk by day in front of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. At night, they live in an underground abandoned tube station, where she tries to create a utopian homeless society, which falls apart on the eve of the Brexit vote.​​​​​

Mariani also directs The Rooster Rebellion, which makes its U.S. debut at The Weekend Theater. The play was staged in 2016 at The Drayton Arms Theatre in Kensington, London, and at The Edinburgh Fringe. In 2017, the play received a third-place award in the London Film Awards Stage Play competition and received third place for best stage play competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2017.

Tickets cost $16 for adults and $12 for students, seniors and military. To reserve online, visit

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