Like AST, Artsfest is relatively young in Conway but is likewise growing as one of the most valued and valuable festivals Conway is lucky enough to call its own. My own involvement is inspired by remembrance of my grandmother, Lillie Belle Warren, of Morrilton.
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
The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is seeking a Production Manager for our 2012 Season. The Production Manager will oversee all aspects of physical production during the summer season, as well as help lay the groundwork for production prior to season’s start.
The Biblical story of Joseph of Cannan is brought to life in one of Webber and Rice’s most irresistible stories filled with excitement, energy, and eclectic music. This Broadway musical is an uplifting experience for the whole family! Click here to view other photos of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Paul Menzer gives his audience a historical framework for the ways in which Othello has been cast, conceived, and performed over the past 200 years. His insights into the problematic nature of “black-face” interpretations of the character of Othello invite us to explore how the play has–from the moment it was first performed–forced audiences to
Why did you want to direct Othello? Well, it’s one of the masterpieces, I think, ranked right up there with Hamlet and Macbeth. And I think it’s probably the most intimate of his plays, from a psychological perspective. The major scenes are beautifully constructed, still very accessible to a modern audience.
One of Shakespeare’s most honorable heroes is matched with his most vicious villain in this compelling tragedy about the power of love to bring out the best –and the worst – inside us all.
“She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I loved her that she did pity them. This only is the witchcraft I have used.” Othello (Act I, Scene iii) “With a little web as this will I ensnare a great a fly as Cassio.” Iago (Act II, Scene iii) “I will wear my
Othello: “The Moor”; commander of the Venetian Army; husband of Desdemona Iago: High-ranking soldier and trusted advisor of Othello; husband of Emilia Desdemona: Bold daughter of Brabantio; wife of Othello Emilia: Wife of Iago; attendant to Desdemona Cassio: Othello’s right-hand man; young and intelligent military officer
Here upon is a story of a brother. And Josh will drop it like unto it will halt.
The Biblical story of Joseph of Cannan is brought to life in one of Webber and Rice’s most irresistible stories filled with excitement, energy, and eclectic music. This Broadway musical is an uplifting experience for the whole family! Click here to view photos from the opening night of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Be
After a six-month search, Rebekah Scallet, an Arkansas native, will become producing artistic director of Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, starting Aug. 15. Dr. Mary Ruth Marotte will continue as executive director. “I am thrilled to have Rebekah as an artistic partner. Her experience in directing, teaching, and arts management will help AST reach new heights,” Marotte