Arkansas Repertory Theater's national tour of Idols of the King returns home to the Rep MainStage May 13-30 for a three week run. Arkansas Rep founder and artistic director Cliff Fannin Baker directs. Actors Dale Dickey and Kevin Bartlett portray 20 Elvis obsessives in the play with music, written by Ronnie Claire Edwards (Corabeth Godsey on "The Waltons") and Allen Crowe (writer on "Designing Women," "Evening Shade"). Lance Zitron sings the 16 Elvis hits that separate each scene.
The design team includes Mike Nichols (sets), Margaret L. Whedon (costumes), Sean Roberson (lighting) and Ryan C. Mansfield (sound). Michael Haevner musical directs.
For tickets ($24-$12), contact the Rep Box Office at (501) 378-0405. Arkansas Repertory Theater is located at 601 Main Street in Little Rock and on the web at http://www.therep.org.
The Idols of the King national tour began in the fall of 1998. The original production ran in the 1997-98 Arkansas Repertory Theater season.
--By Christine Ehren