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ARKANSAS SHAKESPEARE THEATRE ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP CHANGES, VIRTUAL EVENTS

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s (AST) longtime Executive Director Mary Ruth Marotte and Producing Artistic Director Rebekah Scallet are both stepping down from their positions at the 14-year-old summer theater festival traditionally held on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. Marotte is returning fulltime to her role as professor in the Department of English at UCA, and Scallet is m … [Read more...]

IPDA NAMES COACH OF THE YEAR

Anthony McMullen, associate professor of business law and director of forensics, is the 2020 recipient of the Bennett Strange Coach of the Year Award presented by the International Public Debate Association. The award is given annually to a debate coach for his or her dedication to students, mentoring, debate education and pedagogy and service to the association and debate community. "It is … [Read more...]

ARKANSAS SHAKESPEARE THEATRE CANCELS 2020 SEASON

The University of Central Arkansas has cancelled Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Actors, directors, designers and crew members were set to arrive in Conway in early May to begin the process of creating the three shows in AST’s 14th season, “As You Like It,” “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” and “Into the Woods.” Public performances were … [Read more...]

CIRQUE ÉLOIZE RETURNS TO REYNOLDS WITH CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS SHOW

The University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall will welcome back Cirque Éloize with their latest show “Hotel” on Tuesday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. Set in an art deco lobby, “Hotel” tells the story of a place and the travelers who pass through it — a stopover where lives intersect and collide for a brief time to generate tales and memories. A cast of 12 characters, from a juggling jani … [Read more...]

A CELEBRATION OF RAY CHARLES MUSIC COMING TO REYNOLDS 

The University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall will welcome “Georgia on My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles” Friday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. A Georgia native and an award-winning musician, the late Ray Charles was an American singer, songwriter, pianist and composer. His soul music combined the styles of blues, gospel, jazz and country in a way the world had never seen, ear … [Read more...]

UCA TO WELCOME MARYA HORNBACHER AS ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE 

By Shelby K. Grimes College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office New York Times bestselling author Marya Hornbacher will visit the University of Central Arkansas as an artist-in-residence Tuesday, Feb. 18 and Wednesday, Feb. 19. Hornbacher is an award-winning essayist, journalist, novelist and poet. Five of her books have been named New York Times bestsellers. She is best known for … [Read more...]

UCA AND ARKANSAS SHAKESPEARE THEATRE HOST ACTOR/WRITER JESS PRICHARD 

By Shelby K. Grimes College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre (AST), in conjunction with the University of Central Arkansas, will host actor and writer Jess Prichard as an artist-in-residence from Thursday, Jan. 30, to Sunday, Feb. 9, on the UCA campus. Prichard is an American actor and educator who has worked with regional theatres throughout the United … [Read more...]

UCA TO HOST PUBLIC LECTURE ON THE HISTORY OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE 

The University of Central Arkansas Department of History will host a public lecture by award-winning historian and author Lisa Tetrault on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the UCA College of Business Auditorium. An associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University and a leading scholar of the U.S. suffrage movement,  Tetrault will discuss “When Women Won the Right to Vote: A History Un … [Read more...]

UCA TO WELCOME ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE VIOLINIST MIN YEN CHIEN

By Shelby K. Grimes College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office The University of Central Arkansas will host violinist Min Yen Chien as an artist-in-residence Wednesday, Feb. 12 through Saturday, Feb. 15. Since 1986, Min Yen has been a professor of violin and chamber music at the Taipei National University of the Arts in Taiwan and has trained many talented students to pursue careers in … [Read more...]

‘AN AMERICAN IN PARIS’ COMING TO REYNOLDS PERFORMANCE HALL

The University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall will welcome the Tony Award-winning love story “An American in Paris” on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, “An American in Paris” is an all-new musical by Big League Productions. The stage performance tells a timeless love story through iconic music and lyric … [Read more...]