The 2015 Season

Coming in June: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and AS YOU LIKE IT.

 

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

 

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

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces staff changes

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After four years as founding producing artistic director of the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Matt Chiorini has moved away, but he’s not really gone. Chiorini moved to Syracuse, N.Y., over the summer to take a position as assistant professor of theatre at Le Moyne College, a small Jesuit school. But he will return to Conway, at

Comedy of Errors Review

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Arkansas Times by Bernard Reed There are a lot of things to like about Shakespeare, not least of which is the flexibility of his plays. The Arkansas Shakespeare Festival’s production of “The Comedy of Errors” has certainly taken advantage of this flexibility to come up with a loudly colorful and goofily anachronistic show. “The Comedy

Dracula Review

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Arkansas Times by David Koon http://www.arktimes.com/arkansas/dracula/Content?oid=1217323 The Arkansas Shakespeare Festival has made a habit out of throwing curveballs in its annual salute to The Bard. One of this year’s examples was especially exciting to Yours Truly, given that I was a vampire lit freak long before anybody heard of “Twilight” or Sookie Stackhouse. Then again,

Dear Friends

Mary Ruth

Thank you for your steady support for AST over the past several years. I enjoyed seeing you at the shows this past season — and what a great festival it was. Comedy of Errors provided plenty of laughs, Dracula delivered the chills, and Henry V created the illusion of battle with little more than expert

Development

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Bear with us. A finished product will be up and running October 20, 2010. Be sure to follow us on twitter (http://twitter.com/arkshakes) and find us on facebook (http://facebook.com/arkshakes). We appreciate your patience as we go through this process. Thank you.

Bard Ball 2011: Arkansas artists pay tribute to the bard

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BARD BALL 2011: ARKANSAS ARTISTS PAY TRIBUTE to the BARD Friday, February 18  | 6:30 – 9pm You’re invited to an exclusive performance at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion. Reception starts at 6:30pm. Live performances start at 7:30pm.

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