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The Tempest Cast

The Tempest

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

Richard III Cast

Richard-III

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.

Twelfth Night Cast

Twelfth-Night

Presented on the green at The Village at Hendrix and at Wildwood Park for the Arts After a tragic shipwreck, Viola washes up on shore on the unknown island of Illyria. Believing her brother to be lost, she disguises herself as a boy in order to seek shelter as a servant to the Duke Orsino.

2nd Annual Shakespeare Scurry slated for April 20th

Shakespeare Scurry

2nd Annual Shakespeare Scurry Family Fun Run 2K & Festival The Village at Hendrix Friday, April 20th 5:30 p.m. • Race Starts 6:00 p.m. Race participants are encouraged to wear Renaissance inspired attire to pay tribute to Shakespeare during the race, but this is not required. The evening begins in the Market Square at the Village at Hendrix where

It’s not too late–audition for TGC on May 2

Alaina Kizer in "As You Like It"

AST has just added a second round of auditions for our summer acting program–The Groundlings Company.  We will be holding auditions on Wednesday, May 2nd, at Wildwood Park for the Arts from 4 – 7 pm.   This 2-week Shakespeare intensive, taught by AST’s company of professional Actors and Teaching Artists, runs Monday – Friday

Announcing 2012 Youth Auditions

Alice-In-Wonderland

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces youth auditions for our 2012 summer season.  Youth of all ages are encouraged to participate. Auditions will be held on Saturday, February 18th from 2-5 pm in the Bridges Larson Theatre of Snow Fine Arts on the campus of UCA.  No preparation is necessary, but students may be asked to sing

Get your tickets for Bard Ball 2012 Today!

Argenta Community Theater

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

Shakespeare in the South [PHOTOS & AUDIO]

Tales from the South

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!

Remember AST in Your Year-end Charitable Giving

Mary Ruth

A reflection on 2011 from Mary Ruth Marotte… As the year draws to a close, I write to express my gratitude to you, our loyal AST members. This past season is one that will forever remain with me, as it was a year of becoming fully acquainted with what makes this organization tick and with

Journey Down “The Big Muddy”

The Mighty Mississippi

Since I was a kid, I always thought of the Mississippi River as magical.  I loved imagining the explorers making their way down the mighty Mississippi and “discovering” new lands and people.  My childhood reading of Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, coupled with visits to Mud Island in Memphis, reinforced

Embarking on the 2012 Season

Tempest photo

Over the next several weeks, I will be posting about each of the plays in our upcoming summer season.  We’ll begin with the opening production—Tweflth Night. AST’s 2012 season was put together with the theme of journey in mind.  I suppose I had that theme on the brain after having just taken a journey myself—a

Set Sail with AST [PHOTOS]

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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! 

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