From Rogers With Love
‘Check & Balances’ Headed from Northwest Arkansas Premiere to Broadway
Posted: October 28, 2012 at 5:30 a.m.
The stage is set, the actors are ready, the only thing missing from the world premiere of “Checks & Balances” is a Rogers audience.
• The curtain rises on the world premiere of “Checks & Balances” at 8 p.m. Friday at Rogers Little Theater. Tickets to the gala event are $125. Tickets are still available through the Rogers Little Theater box office.
• Performances will be held at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, through Nov. 10 and 2 p.m. on Sundays through Nov. 11. Tickets are $45 for dinner theater and $16 for balcony seats.
At A Glance
Oren Safdie attended the Graduate School of Architecture at Columbia University before turning his attention to writing. After receiving a master’s degree in fine arts, he was awarded a Woolrich Fellowship, which he used to launch The West End Gate Theatre Bar on New York’s Upper Westside. He is a playwright-in-residence at La MaMa E.T.C., and recently helmed the Malibu Stage Co. where his “Private Jokes, Public Places” debuted, and which The Wall Street Journal ranked one of the top six new plays of the decade. His other plays include “The Last Word”, “The Bilbao Effect”, “West Bank”, “Jews & Jesus”, and “La Compagnie”. Safdie also scripted the film “You Can Thank Me Later” which won the grand jury prize at the Newport Film Festival.
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