2nd Annual Shakespeare Scurry 2k and Family Festival [PICS]


Despite the weather, the 2nd Annual Shakespeare Scurry and Family Festival was a success! Thanks to all who participated! We’ll see you again next year! Click here to view the entire album on our Facebook page. Be sure to “Like” Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre while you’re there!

SAVE THE DATE – A Midsummer Night’s Improv

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

“Shakespeare on Trial” scheduled for April 23rd at Clinton School of Public Service

Clinton School of Public Service

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?

River Market to Host First-Ever “Shakespeare in the Park”


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.

Big River Cast

Big River

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.

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


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


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


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

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