by Linda Bloodworth Thomason
Directed by Heidi McKerley
Fashionable and fierce, the ladies of the smash-hit comedy series Designing Women are now live onstage at Horizon in this hilarious and timely new comedy set in Atlanta in fall 2020, Designing Women – 2020: The Big Split. Presidents and pandemics are the hot conversation points, and Julia and her partners at Sugarbaker’s interior design firm are now tackling 21st century challenges with wit, pluck, and style. The house of Sugarbaker may be divided this election season, but these Southern, smart, and sassy designing women prove that nothing truly unites us like laughter.
This new take on Designing Women is “entertaining and full of social commentary” (Sarah Komar, The Arkansas Traveler). Creator of the iconic TV series, playwright Linda Bloodworth Thomason, moves the story forward to today. With characters from the series on stage along with new staff and love interests, audiences will connect and laugh whether they are long-time fans or meeting these designing women for the first time.
RUNNING TIME: 2 1/2 hours (Act 1: 65 minutes • Act 2: 65 minutes)
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STARTS SEPTEMBER 30-NOV 6, 2022
Press Opening: October 7, 2022
Currently booking tickets thru November 6.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 8:00 PM
Saturday at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Sunday at 5:00 PM
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Cast & Creative Team
Julia Sugarbaker: KATHERINE LANASA*
Suzanne: BETH BEYER
Mary Jo / Julia Understudy: JOANNA DANIELS*
Charlene: LANE CARLOCK
Cleo: TIFFANY PORTER
Haley: EVE KRUEGER*
Caulder: LUIS R. HERNANDEZ
Wynn: ROBIN BLOODWORTH*
Suzanne: Meaghan Paetkau
Charlene: Shelby Hofer
Mary Jo: Jill Hames
Cleo: Tanya Freeman
Haley: Kelly Criss
Caulder: Sean Bryan
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association
Director: HEIDI McKERLEY
Co-Artistic/Producing Director: Lisa Adler
Set Designers: Isabel Curley-Clay & Moriah Curley-Clay
Costume Designer: Dr. L. Nyrobi Moss
Lighting Designer: Mary Parker
Co-Sound Designers: Bailey Gafeny • Johnathan Taylor / Multiband Studio
Dramaturg: Topher Payne
Stage Manager: Joan McCarty
The World Premiere of DESIGNING WOMEN was produced by TheatreSquared, Fayetteville, AR
Robert Ford, Artistic Director, Martin Miller, Executive Director www.theatre2.org
TheatreSquared is Arkansas’s largest professional theatre and one of mid-America’s leading new play laboratories, having supported the development of more than 70 scripts. The company has helped launch new work by Bryna Turner, Candrice Jones, José Cruz Gonzáles, Sarah Gancher, The Kilbanes, Mary Kathryn Nagle, Anne García-Romero, Rachel Lynett, Tony Meneses, Lisa D’Amour, Qui Nguyen, Mona Mansour, Karen Zacarías, and many others. Now reaching 60,000 patrons each year including tens of thousands of students, TheatreSquared remains rooted in its founding vision, that “theatre—done well and with passion—can transform lives and communities.
Reviews & Press
- FOX5 “GOOD DAY ATLANTA” Feature Spot
- Georgia Voice: Linda Bloodworth Thomason Revisits DESIGNING WOMEN with New Play
- Sweet T & TV Podcast: Road Trip! DESIGNING WOMEN at the Horizon Theatre in Atlanta
- GLAMOUR Magazine Article: DESIGNING WOMEN Was a Series Ahead of Its Time. In 2019, It’s Still Revolutionary.