Unmasking the 2015 Season

Join in the celebration at our annual Fall Membership Party on October 23 at 6:30.

 

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

 

The Comedy of Errors

"...A great success!... A packed-house audience was delighted by the twists and turns of this tale of mistaken identity." —The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

 

Hamlet

"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

 

Pippin

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

 

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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