Panel Discussion with Arkansas Repertory Theatre on "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter"
Arkansas Repertory Theatre
Arkansas Repertory Theatre exists to produce a diverse body of theatrical work of the highest artistic standards. With a focus on dramatic storytelling that illuminates the human journey, The Rep entertains, engages and enriches local and regional audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
The Rep is the state's largest non-profit professional theatre.
Ticket sales account for less than half of what it costs to create a MainStage production.
The Rep maintains extensive arts in education programs, both in Central Arkansas and across the state, reaching more than 12,000 young people each year.
More than 70,000 patrons experience The Rep's work annually, making The Rep an economic engine for downtown Little Rock.
Based on Carson McCullers’ celebrated debut novel, this haunting Southern drama tells the story of a handful of misfits in a 1930s Georgia mill town. Deaf-mute John Singer becomes confidant and confessor to four of the town’s most colorful eccentrics, forever changing their lives by his sympathetic and gentle presence. Rebecca Gilman’s poignant adaptation for the stage captures all of the loss and longing of the original novel and combines it with a graceful theatricality. As the lost souls that gravitate towards Singer seek kinship in a harsh environment, he provides them with a calming companionship and helps each of them find a serenity of spirit that cuts through their savage, crippling loneliness. We invite you to join the cast and crew for a panel discussion about this production and more.