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.

 

Oliver!

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

King Lear - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

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

Arkansas Shakespeare plans two lectures in advance of 2013 season

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Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will host lectures later this month by a noted Shakespeare scholar as well as an acclaimed director of the Bard’s plays. Both events are free and open to the public. On April 18, Dr. Paul Menzer, associate professor at Mary Baldwin College, where he is director of the MLitt/MFA Program in Shakespeare

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Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces youth auditions

Twelfth Night

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will hold auditions for youth (ages 18 and under) on Friday, January 18th, from 4-8 pm.

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2013 Season Auditions

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AST announces dates and locations for general auditions for the 2013 season:

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Meet the cast & crew: Lucas Massingill

Lucas Massingill is thrilled to be back with AST for a third season. He has previously appeared in AST’s Alice in Wonderland and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. 

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Meet the cast & crew: Toni (Tozzi) McDowell

Toni (Tozzi) McDowell is thrilled to be spending this summer season with AST. She has spent the last five years with Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland OR.

AST’s 2012 Season Ends on Sunday!

We already closed an amazing run of Twelfth Night, and there are only two performances each left of Big River, Richard III, and The Tempest. These outstanding productions have been receiving rave reviews from audiences and critics alike.

Meet the cast & crew: Christopher B. Straw

Christopher B. Straw is thrilled about his AST debut!  A proud native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Christopher has been seen on stages all across the city of Little Rock.

Big River photos

De'Lon Grant and Alex Goley

Click here for the entire “Big River” photo gallery.

Performances this week | June 24 – July 1

Meet the cast & crew: Matthew Peoples

Matthew Peoples is a native of Snake Island, Arkansas, and is making his return to AST after designing costumes for last summer’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  

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