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

 

PRESS RELEASE

Twelfth Night

From Left to Right: Tim Sailer, Jordan Coughtry, Ron Thomas, Heather Dupree, and Kevin Browne in Scallet’s 2012 production of TWELFTH NIGHT.

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. (more…)

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…)

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