Bard Ball 2015: The Taming of the Brew

Come out for big-tasting beers, a catered buffet, live and silent auctions, and a musical sneak peek at the 2015 season.


The 2015 Season



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



"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



"...amazing performance. The show was perfectly cast and simply outstanding! Bravo!"--Michelle C., 2014 AST Audience Member


Heather Dupree

Heather Dupree as Marie - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

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Ron Thomas

Ron Thomas - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

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Rebekah Scallet – Director Note

King Lear - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

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

Much Ado About Nothing - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

“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

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


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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