It's the New Year and the Arkansas Repertory Theatre is bringing a new show to the stage.
"Gee's Bend," a play by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, chronicles main character Sadie Pettway and her family as they turn to quilting as a hobby, which provides a sense a comfort and creativity. The women sew a patchwork of unique designs, each with its own story. What you get is a spiritual and artistic journey that is turned into a "miraculous work of art," according to the New York Times.
Performances is slated for Wednesday, Jan. 23, and opening night will be Friday, Jan. 25. Purchase advance tickets before opening night and receive $5 off each ticket.
Purchase tickets online here, call 501-378-0405 or visit the box office, 601 Main St., Little Rock. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evening performances are at 7 p.m., while Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 8 p.m. Sunday Matinees performances are at 2 p.m.
The show runs until Feb. 10.
Get a back story of the play and have a chance to meet with the people behind the production at Reel Classics with The Rep tonight (Jan. 14) at William F. Laman Library, 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock.
Starting at 6 p.m., the library will screen the documentary "The Quilts of Gee's Bend." Following the showing, members of The Rep's creative team will be on hand, answering questions and discussing "Gee's Bend" at The Rep.
Admission is free and there will be a chance to win a pair of free tickets to see a performance. For more information about Reel Classics with The Rep, click here or call 501-758-1720.