UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute to Benefit From Performance at Arkansas Repertory Theatre

By Susan Van Dusen

The event, set for June 21, will begin with a 5:30 p.m. reception followed by the 7 p.m. performance. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at or by calling Barbara Nesler at (501) 526-2277. One hundred percent of proceeds will benefit the Cancer Institute, Arkansas’ only comprehensive academic cancer center.

Based on Alfred Hitchcock’s movie of the same name, “The 39 Steps” is a fast-paced whodunit featuring a cast of four actors playing 100 different roles. The benefit performance is presented by The Rep and Remmel T. Dickinson, a Tony Award-winning producer and Cancer Institute board member.

Attendees also can enjoy a Producer Talkback with Dickinson and prize giveaway following the performance. In addition to his prior Tony Awards, Dickinson is a double nominee in the producer category this year for the British drama “War Horse” and the musical “Catch Me If You Can.”  

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 540,000-square-foot hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,836 students and 761 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or