Argenta Community Theater

Get your tickets for Bard Ball 2012 Today!

Bard lovers and brew lovers unite! Argenta Community Theatre will be transformed into a lantern-lit beer garden as we share an evening of beer tasting, hearty appetizers, and revelry. You’ll also be treated to Broadway Star Lawrence Hamilton’s exquisite vocal stylings as he sings from Big River, the infectious live folk/jazz/rock/pop tunes of Don’t Stop Please, and musings

Tales from the South

Shakespeare in the South [PHOTOS & AUDIO]

Last night’s Shakespeare in the South episode of Tales from the South was pure magic. Many thanks to Graham Gordy, Trenton Lee Stewart, Warwick Sabin, and the folks at Starving Artist Cafe for making it possible!


Set Sail with AST [PHOTOS]

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! 


Sail away with AST at our Fall Membership Party

We are already gearing up for our 2012 summer season, and are looking for people to join us in the fun. Jeff and Mary Ruth Marotte are hosting an evening of food, drink, and merriment to support AST on Friday, October 21st at 7 pm. We will be serving appetizers, desserts, and drinks, all with a


“As You Like It” Opening Night [PHOTOS]

Click here to view photos from the opening night of “As You Like It” at The Village at Hendrix.

Bard Ball 2011 | Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

We’re off and running!

Today Matt Chiorini, our artistic director, turned to me and said,”It’s happening, isn’t it? It’s really happening.” Indeed, it is. Working on a festival for an entire year, you can lose perspective. In the throes of fundraising and artistic production, you can lose sight of the end goal, but these past few days have reminded me


Family Festival and Shakespeare Scurry Family Fun Run 2K [PHOTOS]

The Family Festival and Shakespeare Scurry was a blast! We’d like to thank the kids, the parents, the volunteers and our volunteer guild for the support despite less than perfect weather. We would also like to thank Rene from Tropical Smoothie Cafe for donating food and percentage of her proceeds! You’ll find several pictures from

Shakespeare Scurry Family 2K Fun Run

Family Festival & Shakespeare Scurry Family 2K Fun Run

The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is hosting a Family Festival and Shakespeare Scurry Family 2K Fun Run. EVENT INFORMATION Participants are encouraged to wear renaissance inspired attire to pay tribute to Shakespeare during the race but this is not required.

Bard Ball 2011

Meet the Bard Ball performers

JOSH RICE Master of Ceremonies Josh got his start with the Bard as an intern at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London back in 2002.  Josh has been a part of AST since 2008.  Favorite roles include the Dromio twins in Comedy of Errors, Trinculo in The Tempest, and Carmen Ghia in The Producers.  For the past two seasons, Josh was also the

Bard Ball 2011

Bard Ball 2011, February 18th

Though it might seem on the surface to be just another fundraiser (which, of course, it is!), Bard Ball 2011 seeks to do more than raise money for AST’s upcoming season. The lucky folks who attend on Friday, the 18th at the Governor’s Mansion, will find out more about our summer festival but likewise will be treated

Young Dracula

Dracula Costume Renderings [PICTURES]

Bob Kuhn’s renderings for AST’s 2010 performance of Dracula can be found below. The originals will be up for auction at Bard Ball 2011: Arkansas Artists Pay Tribute to the Bard Friday, February 18th at the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock, Arkansas. Proceeds from the event benefit Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre.

Hamelt and Skull

Hamlet’s not the Only one With a Skull

By Jessica Hodges To show thanks for recent donations to the Arkansas Shakespeare Theater, a group of Hendrix students gave a ghost tour of downtown Conway. The patrons of AST were met at a local restaurant shortly after dark and led down the nearby, winding streets.

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