March 25


08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Arkansas Public Theatre

116 S 2nd St

Rogers, AR, United States, 72756

Arkansas Public Theatre (APT) will present the World Premiere of SURVIVAL OF THE UNFIT by Oren Safdie, on March 24-26, 30-31, April 1-2, 2023.

Samuel is a 38-year-old substitute teacher / Uber Driver / supermarket bagger / hair stylist, still living at home with his parents. On this night, like many others in the past, he is bringing home his latest love interest to meet his parents and gain their approval. John, a doting father and failed poet, and Shirley, the bread winner and hyper-critical mother, offer up their own insight as to why their only child refuses to leave the nest, but it is only when Samuel’s new girlfriend shows up that we really come to understand the underlying dysfunction that has held him back from growing up. Survival of the Unfit touches on themes of love, loss, loyalty, and coming to accept others for their shortcomings. It is also a play that redefines what family means.

Curtain time for Thursday thru Saturday performances is 8 p.m. with Sunday performances at 2 p.m. Doors and Concessions open one hour prior to show time. Tickets range from $20 to $40 (includes sales tax and fees). Balcony is accessible by stairs only. Group discounts for 20 or more guests are available by contacting the Box Office. Tickets may be purchased on the APT website at or at the APT Box Office at 479-631-8988. All performances will be held at the historic Victory Theater, 116 S 2nd St, Rogers, AR 72756.