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.


Arkansas Shakespeare plans two lectures in advance of 2013 season

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

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

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.

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Big River photos

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.  


Meet the cast & crew: Adam Frank

Adam Frank is an Associate Professor in the Honors College. A Screen Actors Guild member, Adam has had principal roles in Revenge of the Nerds, ABC’s Young Riders, and the Dennis Hopper series Flatland.

Meet the cast & crew: Tyler Gunther

Tyler Gunther is a resident of Conway, AR and will be entering his senior year of studies at the University of Central Arkansas where he is majoring in theatre and art.

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