Chiorini to return for AST opening night

Matt Chiorini, founding artistic director of Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, will be the guest of honor at the UCA President’s Home at a cocktail reception June 10 at 5 p.m. to celebrate the start of AST’s 10th anniversary season. The evening’s $100 ticket will allow entrance to opening night of A Midsummer Night's Dream, a delicious buffet of hearty appetizers, wine, beer, and an opportunity to h … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s 10th season to open June 10

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s 10th anniversary season will open June 10 at 7:30 p.m. with A Midsummer Night’s Dream outdoors on The Lawn of McAlister Hall on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. Romeo and Juliet will open in Reynolds Performance Hall on June 17, and West Side Story will open June 24. AST’s family-friendly adaptation of Twelfth Night will open June 30 in Reynolds an … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces 10th season cast

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION May 10, 2016 CONTACT: Dr. Mary Ruth Marotte, (501) 428-4165; mrmarotte@arkshakes.com ARKANSAS SHAKESPEARE THEATRE ANNOUNCES 10TH SEASON CAST  CONWAY — Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will bring back several favorite actors and directors for its 10th anniversary season, which begins June 10. “This y … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre’s Youth Theatre to host summer program

The Youth Theatre of Central Arkansas (YTCA) will host its annual Summer Intensive Program for young people ages 10-18. It will run from Monday through Friday June 6, through July 16, in the Snow Fine Arts Center. The YTCA Summer Intensive Program includes the Junior Theatre Intensive for students ages 10-13 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM, the Senior Theatre Intensive for students ages 14-18 from … [Read more...]

Tuba, euphonium concert set for April 5

By Audrey Roberts College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas’s Student Government Association will host the Tuba and Euphonium Spring Fling concert featuring Dr. Gail Robertson’s students and tuba guest artist Scott Watson on Tuesday, April 5. The 7:30 p.m. concert in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall is free and open to the publi … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre to present ‘The Winter’s Tale’

By Chelsey Herrold CONWAY— The University of Central Arkansas will present The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare in the Bridges Larson Theatre of Snow Fine Arts Center on the UCA campus. The production will be April 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and April 9 at 2 p.m. Under the direction of UCA Theatre Professor Dr. Kevin Thomas Browne, this play brings tragedy and comedy together in a ta … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre sets youth auditions

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will hold youth auditions for the 2016 summer season, including roles in "West Side Story" and the opportunity to appear in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as part of The Groundlings Company, on Feb. 28. Interested actors ages 8 to 17 are encouraged to audition. Auditions will be from 3-6 pm in the Black Box Theatre in the Snow Fine Arts building on the University of … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre to present ‘Radium Girls’

By Anastassiya Khvan College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY—UCA Theatre will present Radium Girls by D. W. Gregory in the Bridges/Larson Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, 30, Nov. 5 and 6 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 31. The Radium Girls were female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch d … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre sets 2016 season

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will mark its 10th-anniversary season of professional theatre in repertory beginning in June 2016 with performances of the Shakespeare classics A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet, as well as West Side Story and a one-hour Family Shakespeare adaptation of Twelfth Night. “Looking toward my fifth year as the artistic director and the 10th anniversary year of … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces 2016 season

The University of Central Arkansas’ Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s 2016 season will be announced at AST’s annual Fall Membership Party on Oct. 1. The big announcement will come at 6:30 p.m. at the Conway home of Mary Ruth Marotte, AST’s executive director, 4915 College Ave. Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is the state’s only professional Shakespeare company and is proud to make its home on the U … [Read more...]