The Two Gentlemen of Verona

"Every member of the cast is extraordinary...brings out the best in one of Shakespeare's earliest plays." —The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

 

The Comedy of Errors

"...A great success!... A packed-house audience was delighted by the twists and turns of this tale of mistaken identity." —The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

 

Hamlet

"I was...completely blown away....I have read Shakespeare most of my life but nothing compares to seeing it acted on the stage." —Sharon K., audience member of the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre 2014 season

 

Pippin

"...amazing performance. The show was perfectly cast and simply outstanding! Bravo!"--Michelle C., 2014 AST Audience Member

 

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

Othello [Cast]

Othello | Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

Director: David Alford Assistant Director: Kahle Reardon Othello: Derrick Parker Iago: David Alford Desdemona: Paige Reynolds Emilia: Heather Dupree Bianca: Kahle Reardon Cassio: Chris Crawford Roderigo: Josh Rice Duke Senator: Adam Frank

As You Like It [Cast]

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Director: Andrew Hamm Assistant Director: Greg Antley Rosalind: Amy Fritsche Orlando: David Huynh Celia: Christa Whitlow Phebe: Caroline Mincks Duke Senior: Jay Ruud Jacques/Charles: Dan Matisa Touchstone: Josh Rice

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat [Cast]

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat | Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

Director/Choreographer: Dennis Courtney Musical Director: Jason Burrow Joseph: Chris Crawford Narrator: Karen Q. Clark Jacob/Potiphar/Pharoah: Dan Matisa

The Tortoise and the Hare [Cast]

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Producer/Director: Scott Wooten Josh Rice Tyler Martin Jazmin Patino Jordan Breckenridge 2 more interns, TBD

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