2014 Calendar

Thank you for a great season! See you next June!

 

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. Opens June 5th.

 

Pippin

Join Pippin on a musical journey of self-discovery that celebrates the magic of theatre. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Revival. Opens June 11th.

 

Hamlet

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. Opens June 20th.

 

The Comedy of Errors

A special adaptation of Shakespeare’s rip-roaring farce, perfect for kids of all ages. Opens June 24th.

 

Bard Ball 2011, February 18th

Bard Ball 2011

Though it might seem on the surface to be just another fundraiser (which, of course, it is!), Bard Ball 2011 seeks to do more than raise money for AST’s upcoming season. The lucky folks who attend on Friday, the 18th at the Governor’s Mansion, will find out more about our summer festival but likewise will be treated

Dracula Costume Renderings [PICTURES]

Young Dracula

Bob Kuhn’s renderings for AST’s 2010 performance of Dracula can be found below. The originals will be up for auction at Bard Ball 2011: Arkansas Artists Pay Tribute to the Bard Friday, February 18th at the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock, Arkansas. Proceeds from the event benefit Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre.

Auditioning essentials!

Andrew Hamm

Auditions are the most compressed, highest-stress part of the craft of acting. It comes down to two major principles:

1. Control the things you can control.
2. Completely and totally let go of the things you cannot control.

2011 Internship Positions Offered

Artistic Director Matt Chiorini

We are seeking to hire approximately 16-20 interns to work in the following capacities: Acting (8 interns, 2m and 2f) Stage Management (2 interns) Scene Shop (3 interns) Costume Shop (4 Interns) INTERVIEW Reynolds Performance Hall, Conway, Arkansas Saturday, February 5

Hamlet’s not the Only one With a Skull

Hamelt and Skull

By Jessica Hodges To show thanks for recent donations to the Arkansas Shakespeare Theater, a group of Hendrix students gave a ghost tour of downtown Conway. The patrons of AST were met at a local restaurant shortly after dark and led down the nearby, winding streets.

Today in Athens, Arkansas…

Mary Ruth

Dear Friends, Happy Holidays from Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre! We have a new logo, a new website, and a line-up of shows that are certain to thrill and delight you. With Othello, As You Like It, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and The Tortoise and the Hare, there will be something to tempt every theater-goer

Seeing Red

Seeing Red

… SEEING RED NEW WORKS BY ARKANSAS ARTISTS AN ART EVENT BENEFITING LOCAL CHARITIES … ARTIST RECEPTION Friday, December 3, 7pm – 9m adults only please … You’re invited to a special artist reception and gallery show at the home of Brandi and Kristian Andersen. Come enjoy some holiday cheer, take home some fabulous art, and support three wonderful

UPADATED: Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announce season audtions

Artistic Director Matt Chiorini

Auditions for the 2011 summer festival are currently full. Internship opportunities are still available. Auditions will be held for all actors on Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Reynolds Performance Hall at UCA in Conway for roles in the AST 2011 Summer Festival.  Actors will be seen from 9am-8pm on the 5th and are asked to

Today in Athens, Arkansas….

Mary Ruth

We’re thrilled to have our new website up and running. Kudos to Bobby Kelly, webmaster and Shakespeare board member extraordinaire. And a heap of thanks goes out to Kristian Andersen and his team of designers at KA+A in Indianapolis for designing our new logo and our up-coming brochure, as well as our cool new t-shirts, that

Planting the Seeds of “ArkansAs You Like It”

Andrew Hamm

Here’s why it was so easy for me say yes to this script: I think “As You Like It” is to Shakespeare’s comedy what “Hamlet” is to tragedy. Not only do I think it’s his best comedy, I think it’s his best comedy by a mile.

Isn’t everyone dying to know what I’m thinking?

Artistic Director Matt Chiorini

Hello and welcome to my first Blog entry. I’m a social media luddite, and am even sometimes suspicious of email as a communicant. I’m the last person under 80 in North America to not have a facebook page (the whole thing creeps me out), but I think this blog (on the fantastic new website!) is a

Welcome note from the Artistic Director

Artistic Director Matt Chiorini

Welcome to the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, going into its fifth season of artistic excellence, educational opportunity and community outreach in Central Arkansas.  Your support over the years has made all the difference as we continue to grow and offer outstanding theatre to families all over our region.  Look around our new website and learn more

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