Take a night off from trick-or-treating this Halloween and relish in an adult-only evening at 21c Bentonville with Squeamish, a psychological horror story. Presented by ArkansasStaged, the play explores the struggles of a woman desiring balance in her all-too-hectic life and discovering that that may come from an unexpected and unsavory place. Squeamish was staged for the first-time last October at the Beckett Theatre in New York City and ArkansasStaged’s production in Bentonville will be just the second time the work has been presented publicly, and the first production outside of New York.
The reading will be performed by Debra Capps, directed by Jason Shipman and stage managed by Natalie Lucas with original music composed and performed by Amos Cochran, in collaboration with Trillium Salon Series. The evening will include themed drinks and bites from The Hive beginning at 6pm, followed by the play at 7pm.
The performance is free, with a suggested donation of $10.
ArkansasStaged is a collective of theatre artists working to bring staged readings and experimental/experiential theatre to life in the unique spaces of Northwest Arkansas. With an emphasis on women’s voices, previous ArkansasStaged performances at the 21c Museum Hotel include Empanada Loca and readings of Natural Shocks, White Rabbit Red Rabbit, Dear Elizabeth, Collected Stories, Grounded, The Taming, Craving Gravy, Art and Venus In Fur. Other performances include An Old Woman Speaks and Lazarus Catering (at Stage 18), Gertrude Stein Plays Paris and Picasso At the Lapine Agile (at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art), Veils (at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fayetteville) and Love Song (at Fayetteville Underground). The artists in the ArkansasStaged ensemble have worked professionally in theatre and film throughout the U.S. and abroad.