News & Events

The Weekend Theater is a non-profit theatrical community that produces socially significant plays for central Arkansas, and our story dates back to a 1991 production staged at a local church. Today, though, our intimate theater is located in a wonderful, comfortably remodeled two-story building at the corner of 7th and Chester streets in Little Rock, AR. See what all the buzz is about…

  • Call Me Mara to open March 1 at The Weekend Theater!
    Presenting The Weekend Theater’s next adventure – Call Me Mara, by local playwright Phillip H. McMath! Call Me Mara is set in early 1942 just after the United States entered World War II. It explores the dynamics resulting from a blind date that connects two families who are doing their part in fighting the war by building bomber engines for the government. Is anything or anyone off limits when trying … Read more
  • Announcing the cast of Yellowman by Dael Orlandersmith!
    Directed by Antwon Staton, Yellowman is a multi-character memory play about an African-American woman who dreams of life beyond the confines of her smalltown Southern upbringing and the light-skinned man whose fate is tragically intertwined with hers. The play explores the negative associations surrounding male blackness as well as the effect these racial stereotypes have on black women. Yellowman will open January 19 and run through February 4 at The … Read more
  • Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some) – The Final Weekend!
    We’re down to the final three chances to seeEvery Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)at The Weekend Theater! Join us as we travel through all the holiday classics you can think of – from the Island of Misfits toys to Bedford Falls and everywhere in-between!  Thursday, December 14 at 7:30pmFriday, December 15 at 7:30pmSaturday, December 16 at 2:30pm! Get your tickets now!
  • The Weekend Theater’s 2023 BroadwayWorld Nominations!
    The Weekend Theater is so proud and excited to share news of our 2023 BroadwayWorld Nominations! Find a complete list as well as a breakdown by show below! Thank you to everyone who submitted a vote for us – and congratulations to our fellow community theatres on the mountain of nominations! Arkansas is loaded with talented actors and technicians, and each deserves admiration and acknowledgement for the tireless work they … Read more
  • Announcing the cast of “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)” at The Weekend Theater!
    Announcing the cast list for Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) at The Weekend Theater! Written by Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald, and John K. Alvarez, and directed by Tricia Heinrichs Spione, this production will run December 1 – 16 at The Weekend Theater! Watch out for tickets going on sale at!