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“As You Like It” Opening Night [PHOTOS]

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

Interview with KUAR [AUDIO]

Artistic Director Matt Chiorini

Executive Director Mary Ruth Marotte and Artistic Director Matt Chiorini appeared on Arts Scene, presented by UALR College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and UALR Public Radio. Matt Chiorini’s interview begins at 16:05.

Thoughts from “As You Like It” Director Andrew Hamm

Andrew Hamm

As You Like It opens next Thursday, inaugurating the green at The Village at Hendrix as a theatre space and launching the 2011 Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre season. Yesterday was a day off, concluding our second week of rehearsal, and it feels like the whole show teeters on a balance point.

Thoughts from the outgoing Artistic Director

Artistic Director Matt Chiorini

Artistic Director Matt Chiorini It’s a great group (as always) and I’m thrilled to be working with such an amazing group of artists.  I’ve been a theatre producer for 10 years now and I’ve found that the single most important consideration in putting together a company or cast or staff or team is whether or

We’re off and running!

Bard Ball 2011 | Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

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

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat [Children's Chorus Cast]

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat | Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

Emily Beggs Hallie Broome Maggie Carroll Regan Cate Anna Caroline Gregg Bailey Guynes Madison Loyd Ethan Marotte Olivia Marotte Simon Marotte Lucas Massingill Maggie McCullough Lucia Redditt Zoe Russell Abby Shourd Linley Thompson Joey Whisenhunt Maggie Whisenhunt  

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

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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

Executive Director Mary Ruth Marotte featured in Women’s Inc.

Women's Inc | April Edition | Executive Director Mary Ruth Marotte

Be sure to pick up the April edition of Women’s Inc! The feature article highlights Mary Ruth’s indirect path to the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, her family, the Family Festival and Shakespeare Scurry, and the upcoming season.

AST mobile site up and running

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The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre mobile site transforms our website into an iPhone application-style theme, complete with ajax loading articles and effects, when viewed from iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Palm Pre, Samsung touch and BlackBerry Storm/Torch mobile devices.

[UPDATED] Renaissance scholar Dr. Paul Menzer to speak on opening night of Othello

Dr. Paul Menzer

Executive Director Mary Ruth Marotte was awarded a Faculty Enhancement Grant by the UCA Foundation to bring in Renaissance scholar Dr. Paul Menzer to speak on opening night of AST’s production of Othello, June 25th, 2011. Dr. Menzer has worked for the Folger Shakespeare Library and the American Shakespeare Center.

Family Festival & Shakespeare Scurry Family 2K Fun Run

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.

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre to hold children’s auditions

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will hold auditions for the Children’s Choir, which appears in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, on Saturday, May 14 in the Bridges/Larson Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center on the campus of UCA, 201 Donaghey in Conway. There are 20-25 roles available for children age 8-16 who must be able

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