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.

 

King Lear has haunted me for a long time now, ever since I was a college junior enrolled in my “Advanced Shakespeare” class with my favorite English professor. (more…)

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will hold auditions for youth (ages 18 and under) on Friday, January 18th, from 4-8 pm. (more…)

AST announces dates and locations for general auditions for the 2013 season: (more…)

We already closed an amazing run of Twelfth Night, and there are only two performances each left of Big RiverRichard III, and The Tempest. These outstanding productions have been receiving rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. (more…)

Rebekah Scallet

The first time I encountered Twelfth Night was as a college sophomore.  Home to spend my summer vacation in Little Rock, I got a “job” (unpaid student labor) as the stage manager for the Shakespeare Festival of Arkansas’s production of the comedy, presented outdoors at McArthur Park.  (more…)

Dan Matisa in “As You Like It”

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s sixth season opens June 7 with William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” The professional theater company will offer more than 25 performances of the four productions throughout the month of June. (more…)

Administration

Production Manager
Joel Radatz

Company Manager
Laurel  Burnette

Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director
Geneva Galloway

CM Intern
Madison Ledbetter

Directors

12th Night Artistic Director
Rebekah Scallet

Big River Director & Choreographer
Michael Susko

Richard III Director
Robert Quinlan

The Tempest Director
Josh Rice

Music Director
Kelley Ponder

Fight Choreographer
Brett Ihler and Ashley Ihler (more…)

AST and ImprovLittleRock will join forces on May 5th to present an evening of improv based on Shakespeare’s plays, language, and styles. We’ll also be one of the first groups to perform in the new Oxford American performance space (in the newly renovated “old Juanita’s” building).

 

Watch our web site and Facebook page for more information as it becomes available.

 

For centuries, controversy has raged over whether William Shakespeare is the true author of the plays attributed to him. Was it Shakespeare himself, or some nobleman such as the Earl of Oxford, merely using Shakespeare as his front man?

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Presented at Reynolds Performance Hall

Mark Twain’s novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is brought to life to the strains of the banjo, fiddle, and harmonica in this Tony Award-winning musical.  Huck escapes home and all attempts to “civilize” him by hitting the mighty Mississippi with the runaway slave Jim. (more…)

Presented at Reynolds Performance Hall

Miranda has grown up on a faraway island full of magic, alone with her father Prospero. They live in relative peace, until one day fate brings Prospero’s enemies near their shore, and he raises a furious tempest to seek his revenge. This 45-minute adaptation of Shakespeare’s fantastical tale  is specifically directed for young audiences. (more…)

Presented at Reynolds Performance Hall

In this powerful and surprisingly relevant drama we meet the ambitious and crippled Richard, Duke of Gloucester. At the conclusion of the War of the Roses, Richard jealously watches as his brother is crowned King of England, and swears he will take the throne for himself. (more…)

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