Bard Ball 2015: The Taming of the Brew

Come out for big-tasting beers, a catered buffet, live and silent auctions, and a musical sneak peek at the 2015 season.


The 2015 Season



The Two Gentlemen of Verona

"Every member of the cast is extraordinary...brings out the best in one of Shakespeare's earliest plays." —The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette



"I was...completely blown away....I have read Shakespeare most of my life but nothing compares to seeing it acted on the stage." —Sharon K., audience member of the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre 2014 season



"...amazing performance. The show was perfectly cast and simply outstanding! Bravo!"--Michelle C., 2014 AST Audience Member


Party with the Bard

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“…I will make it felony to drink small beer.” -2 Henry VI, Act IV, scene ii Join AST for 2015′s Bard Ball as we once again attempt to tame the best brew central Arkansas has to offer.  This year we take the fun to The Venue, 1069 Markham Street in Conway on February 28 at

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Youth Auditions for AST’s 2015 Season


Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces youth auditions for our 2015 summer season, including roles in Fiddler on the Roof and the opportunity to appear in The Merry Wives of Windsor as part of The Groundlings Company. Any interested young actors between the ages 8 to 17 are encouraged to audition. Auditions will be held on Saturday, January

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The 2015 Season


Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is excited to announce its ninth season of professional theatre in repertory will run June 4-June 28, 2015 with performances

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Unmask the Season at the 2015 Fall Member Party


Join in the celebration as we unmask Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s 2015 season at our annual Fall Membership Party! Thursday, October 23 at 6:30 pm at the home of Brad Lacy, 507 Locust Ave., Conway, AR 72034.

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ArkShakes to Open 9th Season on June 4


Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s ninth season of professional theatre in repertory will run June 4-28, 2015. The lineup includes Shakespeare’s raucous comedy,THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR; his complex and intriguing THE MERCHANT OF VENICE; the beloved musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (with book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick), and

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Scallet Awarded Arts Council Fellowship

Rebekah Scallet

PRESS RELEASE CONWAY — Rebekah Scallet, producing artistic director of Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, has been awarded an individual artist fellowship from the Arkansas Arts Council. Scallet, in her fourth year as producing artistic director for AST and lecturer in the University of Central Arkansas theatre program, is one of nine honorees this year.

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Behind the Scenes with Pippin and Two Gents

This year, AST’s amazing group of dramaturgs has put together interviews with the four directors of this summer’s four productions. Click here to check out this fascinating interview with Jeremy Williams, director of this summer’s Pippin.  Hear all about his inspiration for his magical, fantastical production. And here is one with Rebekah Scallet, Producing Artistic

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“The Comedy of Errors” Coming to Crystal Bridges, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute


The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is excited to announce that this June it will be bringing free performances of The Comedy of Errors to two of Arkansas’ favorite cultural hotspots: the Crystal Bridges Museum of Natural Art and the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute. This amusing comedy for the whole family will appear on Crystal Bridges’ Walker Landing from

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Director Katherine Campbell to Lead AST’s Summer Youth Program


Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is proud to announce that Katherine Campbell will be directing The Groundlings Company, AST’s pre-professional training program for students ages 8-14, this summer. She will also be directing this season’s performances of The Comedy of Errors. Katherine is an actor, director, and teaching artist.  She is originally from North Carolina, but for six years

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“Shakespeare in the South” Podcast


Didn’t get a chance to attend last month’s “Shakespeare in the South” event? We’ve got you covered! You can listen to Greg Brownderville, Stacey Margaret Jones and Sara Shumaker weave whimsical tales by using the audio player below or visiting the Stitcher podcast website.

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AST Casting Call: 2014 Youth Auditions


Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is excited to invite youth of all ages to participate in auditions for the 2014 summer season. Auditions will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, in UCA’s Reynolds Performance Hall. No preparation is necessary, but participants should be ready to sing, move and read from a script. To secure an

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“Shakespeare in the South” Returns to Little Rock


Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre has once again joined the Oxford American magazine to bring you a special Shakespearean edition of “Tales from the South” at South on Main, one of Little Rock’s premier dining destinations. February 25th Doors open at 5 p.m.; Tales begin at 7:30 p.m. South on Main 1304 South Main St. Little Rock,

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