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


The Comedy of Errors

"...A great success!... A packed-house audience was delighted by the twists and turns of this tale of mistaken identity." —The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute



"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


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.

Performances this week | June 17 – 23

Meet the cast & crew: Jacob Clanton


Jacob Clanton is so excited to be back with Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre this year!

Meet the cast & crew: Amy Jackson

Amy Jackson is from Chicago, Illinois. She has been employed by Harpo Studios where she has worked on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for 4 years.

  • Facebook

  • Twitter

  • Box Office


    Reynolds Performance Hall
    223 Beatrice Powell St
    Conway, AR 72035

  • Sponsors

  • Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre proudly makes its home at the University of Central Arkansas.