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.


Philip Orazio

Philip Orazio (Edmund, Lear; Claudio, Much Ado) is pleased to be joining Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre for the first time. Philip is a recent graduate of the University of Houston, receiving his MFA in Acting. Last summer, he worked at the TSF as part of the acting company. Prior to living in Texas, Philip lived in

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Brennan Foster - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

Brennan Foster

Brennan Foster (Don John, Much Ado; Mr. Sowerberry, Oliver!) hails from Albuquerque, N.M., where he recently appeared in Venus in Fur at the Aux Dog Theater (directed by Kristine Holtvedt) and had a featured role in the final season of Breaking Bad. He also is a director and founder of the Dark Matters Film Festival.

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Henson Keys as King Lear.

Henson Keys

Henson Keys (Leonato, Much Ado; King Lear, Lear) is pleased to be spending his first season with Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre.

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Chris Fritzges - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

Chris Fritzges

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 as Marie - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

Heather Dupree

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Ron Thomas - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

Ron Thomas

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King Lear - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

Rebekah Scallet – Director Note

King Lear has haunted me for a long time now, ever since I was a college junior enrolled in my “Advanced Shakespeare” class with my favorite English professor.

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Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces seventh season lineup

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s seventh season of entertaining and thought-provoking summer theatre in repertory will run June 6-30 at multiple venues: the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus and The Village at Hendrix, both in Conway, as well as outdoors in the Argenta Arts District in North Little Rock. The

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

“Lord, what fools these mortals be!” Shakespeare’s band of hempen homespuns have run amok and taken over this midsummer night. In a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy of magic and mayhem, Bottom and the Rude Mechanicals take center stage as they do their best to put on a show full of tragical mirth while mischievous

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Much Ado About Nothing - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

Much Ado About Nothing

“Some, Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps…” At the home of Leonato, Governor of Messina, Sicily, a messenger heralds the arrival of Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon, and his men.  Among them are Benedick and Claudio, both lords, and Don John, Don Pedro’s bastard brother. Leonato greets them with his daughter Hero and niece

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Book, Music, and Lyrics by Lionel Bart Based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel Oliver Twist, this musical adaptation follows the harrowing journey of the young orphan as he navigates the seedy underbelly of Victorian England in search of a family to call his own. In the process, he meets some memorable characters, all of whom have

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King Lear - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

King Lear

What is real love? How do we learn to forgive? And is anyone ever beyond redemption? Shakespeare explores some of life’s most profound questions in the story of Lear: a fallen king and rejected father alone in a world that has lost its meaning. A breathtaking journey of love, loss, and restoration, this touching and

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