Join in the celebration as we unmask Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s 2015 season at our annual Fall Membership Party! Thursday, October 23 at 6:30 pm at the home of Brad Lacy, 507 Locust Ave., Conway, AR 72034. (more…)
Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s ninth season of professional theatre in repertory will run June 4-28, 2015.
The lineup includes Shakespeare’s raucous comedy, ; THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR his complex and intriguing THE MERCHANT OF VENICE; the beloved musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (with book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick), and a delightful adaptation for young audiences of Shakespeare’s comedy, AS YOU LIKE IT.
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 River, Richard III, and The Tempest. These outstanding productions have been receiving rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. (more…)
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…)
Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director
12th Night Artistic Director
Big River Director & Choreographer
Richard III Director
The Tempest Director
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?