On Walking/Walking On steps out for UALR Theatre Arts & Dance season

7.8.15-3The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s first theater production of the 2015-16 season will take an in-depth look at an ordinary activity  — walking — starting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the University Theatre.

“On Walking/Walking On” is an ensemble-based, devised performance on the activity, theme, and significance of walking using improvisation, storytelling, music, and comedy.

Performances run from Oct. 7 to Oct. 11. Wednesday through Saturday shows are at 8 p.m., and the Sunday show will commence at 2:30 p.m.

Ticket prices are $10 for the public and $5 for UALR students, employees, and seniors.

For more information or advance tickets, call the Box Office at 501.569.3456. Tickets will also be available the day of each show one hour before show time.

“This piece is about walking as an activity, walking as a fundamental means of experiencing the world, walking as metaphor,” said Dr. Lawrence D. Smith, director and assistant professor of theatre.

Walking is a commonplace and universal experience, Smith said.  “We seldom really pay attention to it; however, walking informs language and how we think about life.”

“On Walking/Walking On” is a point of departure, a short journey, a number of entrances, crosses, and exits; arrivals, climbs, descents, circles, and returns; the end of a journey, coming full circle, starting anew.

The cast members are UALR students Emily Bruner, Gabrielle Confer, Keaton Duersch, Corrie Green, Katherine Greer, Yannick Ibanez, Dustin Rhodes, Mike Vowell, Cory Watson, Priscilla Webb, and William Wofford.

Little Shop of Horrors at UALR this weekend and next

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Theatre Department is hosting several performances of the play, “Little Shop of Horrors,” about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a man-eating plant, in October.

Little Shop of HorrorsPerformances started on October 9 and continue tonight (October 11) and again on Oct. 16, 17, 18.

The first week’s showtimes on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are all at 8 p.m. For the second week’s shows on Thursday and Friday, performances are at 8 p.m., and the last Saturday’s performance is a matinee at 2:30 p.m.

Performances will be at University Theatre in the Center for Performing Arts at UALR. Ticket prices are $10 for the general public and $5 for  senior citizens and UALR students, faculty, and staff.

For more information or tickets call 501.569.3456.

The cast includes Heidee Alsdorf, Hope Boyd, Marquis Bullock, Brian Chambers, Gabrielle Confer, Brianna East, Jeremy Grandison, Katie Greer, Ashley Mahan, William Wofford, and Jay Raphael.

Little Shop of Horrors is an award winning musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics and book by Howard Ashman.