The 2015 Season

Coming in June: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and AS YOU LIKE IT.

 

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

 

Kelly Nicole Wyckoff (Stage Manager, Midsummer) is thrilled to be working at Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre! (more…)

Bill Jones (Mr. Brownlow, Oliver!) has appeared at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Henry V (2012), Othello (2001), Amadeus (1995), and The Importance of Being Earnest (1990). (more…)

Greg Freeman (Master Electrician) is currently a second-year MFA student at Purdue University with a concentration in lighting design. (more…)

Only five more days with the family!

It seems like only yesterday the cast arrived for their first rehearsals, but now here we are reaching the end of our 2013 season. Much Ado About Nothing has finished its successful outdoor run, but it’s not too late to catch these great shows!

 

Oliver - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

Warren Kelley as Fagin and Simon Marotte as Oliver. ARKANSAS SHAKESPEARE THEATRE PHOTO

Oliver!

Tuesday, June 25
2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 28
2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

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Reynolds Performance Hall • Conway, Arkansas

A delightful musical for the whole family. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette says it is a “charming show,” featuring Simon Marotte as the “lovable” Oliver, and Warren Kelley delivering a “priceless” performance as Fagin, the leader of the gang of pint-sized pickpockets who take in the orphan Oliver.

Cast & Crew List | Synopsis & Director Note

 

Rachael Fox as Cordelia and Henson Keys as King Lear

Rachael Fox as Cordelia and Henson Keys as King Lear. ARKANSAS SHAKESPEARE THEATRE PHOTO

King Lear

Wednesday, June 26
7:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 27
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 29
7:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 30
2:00 p.m.

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Reynolds Performance Hall • Conway, Arkansas

One of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette called this Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre production, “as close as an Arkansan can get to a seat at the Globe theatre” and described the cast as “perfection down to each and every performer’s facial expression…powerfully played.”

Cast & Crew List | Synopsis & Director Note

 

Midsummer-Thumb

MidsummerNights

Wednesday, June 26
2:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 27
2:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 29
2:00 p.m.

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Reynolds Performance Hall • Conway, Arkansas

This hour-long adaptation especially for children has already been delighting audiences from Bentonville to Benton, and finally comes home to Reynolds. Featuring vaudeville comic stylings and magical puppets, it is not to be missed!

Cast & Crew List | Synopsis & Director Note

Heather Roberson (Set Designer, Much Ado About Nothing) is a former Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre properties master from the 2011 season and is excited to return as a designer. She would like to thank the production crew, company, and patrons for making summers at Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre memorable, amazing experiences.

Josh Rice

Josh Rice

Josh Rice (Director, Midsummer) is thrilled to be returning to Arkansas for his sixth season with Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre. (more…)

Evan L. Harney (Sound Designer) is enjoying his first year with Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre. While originally for the Panhandle of Oklahoma, Evan has designed and/or run sound for over 20 productions in Oklahoma, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Iowa. Evan holds a BA in theatrical production from West Texas State University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, and an MFA in theatrical design, with an emphasis on sound and props design, from Ohio University. Evan is very excited for the opportunity to work with everyone at AST this summer and hopes you will find the shows “as merry as the day is long.”

Christina M. Hagan (Production Stage Manager) is thrilled to be part of this season at Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre. (more…)

Anna Caroline Gregg (Rosalind, Much Ado About Nothing) will be sixth grader at Carl Stuart Middle School in the fall and is enjoying her third season of fun with Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre. (more…)

Ira Grace

Ira Grace

Ira Grace (Flute, Midsummer Night’s Dream) is a student at Hendrix and is happy to be working with Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre this summer. He was a founding member of Armadillo Rodeo in Little Rock and after graduation continued doing improv with Improv Little Rock at the Public Theatre and The Joint. (more…)

Regina Garcia

Regina Garcia

Regina Garcia (Scenic Design, Oliver! and King Lear) is an Illinois-based scenic designer and has been designing for drama, ensemble-based theater and devised work for fifteen years, including with renowned Latino theaters such as Repertorio Español, the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, INTAR, and Pregones Theater. (more…)

Geneva Galloway

Geneva Galloway

Geneva Galloway (Company Manager) is a Senior theatre major and marketing minor at the University of Central Arkansas. (more…)

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