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


Get on the raft

Big River - First Look

“Big River” was the first Broadway musical I saw in New York City. If I’m remembering correctly, it was only the second Broadway show I’d ever seen, the first being the traveling run of “The King and I” at the Orpheum in Memphis.

Meet the cast & crew: Olivia Marotte


Olivia Marotte lives in Conway, Arkansas, with her parents, her twin brother, Ethan, and her little brother Simon.

Meet the cast & crew: Mark Hansen


Mark Hansen is returning to AST for his third season. He designed and built the set for AST’s Alice in Wonderland and also appeared as Banquo that Scottish Play.

Meet the cast & crew: Duncan R. Northern


Born and raised in Denver, Colorado. Lives in New York City. B.F.A. – University of Northern Colorado. I have been lucky enough to travel the country and work in many great theatres and find that my luck has continued with AST.

Performances this week | June 10 – 16

Meet the cast & crew: Jordy Neill

Jordy Neill

Jordy Neill is a junior theatre major at UCA and is from Conway, Arkansas. Jordy had a brief stint as a member of the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre company from 2010-2011.

Meet the cast & crew: Heather Dupree


Heather Dupree is a native Arkansan with over thirty years experience on the stage.

“What Country Friends is This?”


Viola says at the beginning of Twelfth Night: “What country, friends, is this?” Last night, during our final dress rehearsal, I was thinking the same thing. With that cool breeze and absence of humidity, it was almost unsettling how perfect it was at The Village.

Meet the cast & crew: Robert Quinlan


Robert is based in Chicago. He recently returned from Singapore, where he was a Guest Artist at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, directing The Maids by Jean Genet.

The seed for the idea

Former producing artistic director Matt Chiorini speaks to the crowd at The Village at Hendrix.

A couple of years ago on a visit to Rosemary Beach, Florida, my family and I watched a production of The Tempest in the village square of the town, a setting very much like The Village at Hendrix.

WATCH: Rebekah Scallet and Nisi Sturgis on Good Morning Arkansas

KATV Interview

LISTEN: Rebekah’s interview on KUAR


This program explores what’s happening in the arts in Arkansas. It airs Sunday mornings from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The host of The Arts Scene is Ann Nicholson.

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