2014 Calendar

Thank you for a great season! See you next June!

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Enjoy a romantic evening under the stars with Shakespeare’s tale of friends divided by love, featuring comical servants and a playful pup. Opens June 5th.

 

Pippin

Join Pippin on a musical journey of self-discovery that celebrates the magic of theatre. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Revival. Opens June 11th.

 

Hamlet

Perhaps Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, Prince Hamlet seeks to revenge his father’s death. Directed by Robert Quinlan (Richard III) and presented in an intimate on-stage setting. Opens June 20th.

 

The Comedy of Errors

A special adaptation of Shakespeare’s rip-roaring farce, perfect for kids of all ages. Opens June 24th.

 

On behalf of the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre Volunteer Guild, I’d like to thank everyone who came out to support live theatre in Arkansas. Enjoy!  (more…)

The Biblical story of Joseph of Cannan is brought to life in one of Webber and Rice’s most irresistible stories filled with excitement, energy, and eclectic music. This Broadway musical is an uplifting experience for the whole family!

Click here to view other photos of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

David AlfordWhy did you want to direct Othello?

Well, it’s one of the masterpieces, I think, ranked right up there with Hamlet and Macbeth. And I think it’s probably the most intimate of his plays, from a psychological perspective. The major scenes are beautifully constructed, still very accessible to a modern audience. (more…)

Othello Cast and Crew | Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

One of Shakespeare’s most honorable heroes is matched with his most vicious villain in this compelling tragedy about the power of love to bring out the best –and the worst – inside us all. (more…)

“She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I loved her that she did pity them. This only is the witchcraft I have used.” Othello (Act I, Scene iii)

“With a little web as this will I ensnare a great a fly as Cassio.” Iago (Act II, Scene iii)

“I will wear my heart upon my sleeve for daws to peck at.” Iago (Act I, Scene i) (more…)

Othello: “The Moor”; commander of the Venetian Army; husband of Desdemona

Iago: High-ranking soldier and trusted advisor of Othello; husband of Emilia

Desdemona: Bold daughter of Brabantio; wife of Othello

Emilia: Wife of Iago; attendant to Desdemona

Cassio: Othello’s right-hand man; young and intelligent military officer

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Here upon is a story of a brother. And Josh will drop it like unto it will halt.

The Biblical story of Joseph of Cannan is brought to life in one of Webber and Rice’s most irresistible stories filled with excitement, energy, and eclectic music. This Broadway musical is an uplifting experience for the whole family!

Click here to view photos from the opening night of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Be sure to check out our tickets page for upcoming performances.

Rebekah Scallet | Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

After a six-month search, Rebekah Scallet, an Arkansas native, will become producing artistic director of Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, starting Aug. 15.

Dr. Mary Ruth Marotte will continue as executive director.

“I am thrilled to have Rebekah as an artistic partner. Her experience in directing, teaching, and arts management will help AST reach new heights,” Marotte said. (more…)

"As You Like It" Opening Night at The Village at Hendrix

Click here to view photos from the opening night of “As You Like It” at The Village at Hendrix.

Executive Director Mary Ruth Marotte and Artistic Director Matt Chiorini appeared on Arts Scene, presented by UALR College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and UALR Public Radio.

Matt Chiorini’s interview begins at 16:05.

As You Like It opens next Thursday, inaugurating the green at The Village at Hendrix

Andrew Hamm

as a theatre space and launching the 2011 Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre season. Yesterday was a day off, concluding our second week of rehearsal, and it feels like the whole show teeters on a balance point. (more…)

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