Perhaps Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, Prince Hamlet seeks to revenge his father’s death. Directed by Robert Quinlan (Richard III) and presented in an intimate on-stage setting.



Join Pippin on a musical journey of self-discovery that celebrates the magic of theatre. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Revival.


The Comedy of Errors

A special adaptation of Shakespeare’s rip-roaring farce, perfect for kids of all ages.


The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Enjoy a romantic evening under the stars with Shakespeare’s tale of friends divided by love, featuring comical servants and a playful pup.


Othello Rap by Josh Rice [VIDEO]

Here upon is a story of a brother. And Josh will drop it like unto it will halt.


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat [PHOTOS]

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

Rebekah Scallet | Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

Scallet named new producing artistic director

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


“As You Like It” Opening Night [PHOTOS]

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

Artistic Director Matt Chiorini

Interview with KUAR [AUDIO]

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.

Andrew Hamm

Thoughts from “As You Like It” Director 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.

Artistic Director Matt Chiorini

Thoughts from the outgoing Artistic Director

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

Bard Ball 2011 | Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

We’re off and running!

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 | Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

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

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]

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

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

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

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.

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AST mobile site up and running

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.

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