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?
The River Market and The Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau are pleased to announce their first-ever “Shakespeare in the Park” production, a special version of the Bard’s play The Tempest, on Sunday, April 29th in the East Pavilion of Ottenheimer Market Hall, home to the Farmers’ Market.
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.
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
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.
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 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
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
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
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
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!
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