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


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.  

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.

Meet the cast & crew: Kelley Ponder

Kelley Ponder (Music Director, BR) has been involved in a number of  productions in and around the Little Rock area both on stage as a performer and behind the scenes as music director and rehearsal accompanist.

Meet the cast & crew: Jeffrey D. Kmiec

Jeffrey D. Kmiec is thrilled to be joining AST for his first season. For the past three years he has designed productions for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival including Twelfth Night, As You Like It, and The Tempest.

Meet Robert Quinlan

Robert Quinlan

Wednesday, June 20th at 5:00 p.m. Mike’s Place 808 Front Street, Conway, Arkansas Come hear the brilliant Bob Quinlan speak about the production of Richard III he has directed this season for Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre. Quinlan’s Bio | Richard III Director’s Note RSVP on Facebook

Meet the cast & crew: Natalie Hiatt


Natalie Hiatt is 8 years old and just finished 2nd grade at Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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