The Cast and Crew

Chris Fritzges

Chris Fritzges - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

Chris Fritzges (Don Pedro, Much Ado; Cornwall, Lear) is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and received his BA from Bethany College and his MFA in Drama from the University of Arkansas.

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Heather Dupree

Heather Dupree as Marie - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

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Ron Thomas

Ron Thomas - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

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Meet the cast & crew: Lucas Massingill

Lucas Massingill is thrilled to be back with AST for a third season. He has previously appeared in AST’s Alice in Wonderland and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. 

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Meet the cast & crew: Toni (Tozzi) McDowell

Toni (Tozzi) McDowell is thrilled to be spending this summer season with AST. She has spent the last five years with Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland OR.

Meet the cast & crew: Christopher B. Straw

Christopher B. Straw is thrilled about his AST debut!  A proud native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Christopher has been seen on stages all across the city of Little Rock.

Meet the cast & crew: Matthew Peoples

Matthew Peoples is a native of Snake Island, Arkansas, and is making his return to AST after designing costumes for last summer’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  

Meet the cast & crew: Adam Frank


Adam Frank is an Associate Professor in the Honors College. A Screen Actors Guild member, Adam has had principal roles in Revenge of the Nerds, ABC’s Young Riders, and the Dennis Hopper series Flatland.

Meet the cast & crew: Tyler Gunther

Tyler Gunther is a resident of Conway, AR and will be entering his senior year of studies at the University of Central Arkansas where he is majoring in theatre and art.

Meet the cast & crew: Kelley Ponder

Kelley Ponder (Music Director, BR) has been involved in a number of  productions in and around the Little Rock area both on stage as a performer and behind the scenes as music director and rehearsal accompanist.

Meet the cast & crew: Jeffrey D. Kmiec

Jeffrey D. Kmiec is thrilled to be joining AST for his first season. For the past three years he has designed productions for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival including Twelfth Night, As You Like It, and The Tempest.

Meet the cast & crew: Natalie Hiatt


Natalie Hiatt is 8 years old and just finished 2nd grade at Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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