AST ANNOUNCES THE 2016 SEASON

A Midsummer Night's Dream

AST welcomes you to a wonderful world of magic, mischief, and mirth with this imaginative and inspiring interpretation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. This family-friendly production of Shakespeare's charming comedy follows four young lovers into an enchanted forest, where fairies reign, folly ensues, and dreams take flight. Join us on an unforgettable midsummer journey and experience for yourself the thrill and madness of falling in love, with the delightful fairy Puck (Jordan Coughtry) serving as your musical emcee and guide. Presented for the first time outdoors on the University of Central Arkansas campus, we know you will delight in this deeply human, funny, all-time favorite play.

 

Presented outdoors at the Lawn at the University of Central Arkansas (across from the President's House).

 

Opens June 10th.

All performances are “pay what you can,” with a suggested donation of $15. We encourage you to bring lawn chairs, blankets and even a picnic!

 

SPONSORED BY: Baptist Health Medical Center, Conway

FOR DIRECTIONS: Click on the map to the left to view.

 

(You will follow the map as if you are going to the President's house, however the outdoor show will be directly across the street on th eLawn of Mcalister Hall.)

Download the study guide below!

Romeo & Juliet

Shakespeare's celebrated romantic tragedy comes to the stage this summer with the world's most beloved pair of star-crossed lovers. Performed onstage in an intimate setting, AST's production invites you to embrace the intensity of the fledgling lovers, feel the tension between the feuding families, and experience the power of this breathtaking story in a beautiful Italian Renaissance setting. Fast-paced, furious, and full of fencing, Romeo and Juliet is a passionate ride through the agonies and elations of young love. 

 

Presented on-stage at Reynolds Performance Hall, Conway.

Opens June 24th.

 

SPONSORED BY: Conway Coporation

 

Download the study guide below! 

BASED ON CONCEPTION OF JEROME ROBBINS

BOOK BY ARTHUR LAURENTS

MUSIC BY LEONARD BERSTEIN

LYRICS BY STEPHEN SONDHEIM

West Side Story

A perfect pair with Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this classic musical takes the star-crossed lovers to the streets of 1950s New York, translating the warring Montague and Capulet families into street gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, and adding some of the most magnificent music ever performed on a Broadway stage. Composer Leonard Bernstein captures the eloquent emotion of Shakespeare’s words in his incredible score, and creative and witty lyrics written by a young Stephen Sondheim bring the lovers into the 20th century. With a sweeping score, soaring melodies, dynamic dancing, and heartbreaking, humanity this production is not to be missed! 

 

Presented on-stage at Reynolds Performance Hall, Conway.

Opens June 17th.

 

SPONSORED BY: ERA Real Estate 

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A ONE-HOUR

FAMILY-FRIENDLY PRODUCTION

TOURING THROUGHOUT ARKANSAS!

Twelfth Night

Come one, come all!  Inspired by carnivals of yesteryear, our actors will arrive ready to dazzle and delight the audience with the tale of twins Viola and Sebastian, separated by a storm at sea.  The shipwrecked siblings discover new places, meet new people, and explore new possibilities as they try to find their way back to one another.  Feste is our ringleader, a magician who brings the play to life by enlisting the talents of his gifted and colorful troop of entertainers in this fast-paced, funny, and family-friendly production. With a performance that includes sword-fighting, dancing, and singing (and maybe a few audience members!), Twelfth Night has a little something spectacular for everyone.  So, hurry, hurry, step right up!

 

Presented on-stage at Reynolds Performance Hall, Conway.

Opens June 30th.

 

Twelfth Night is avaliable to tour! Email contact@arkshakes.com to bring this special production to your community!

 

 

Download the study guide below!

A Midsummer Night's Dream  2016

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MEET THE CAST:

Robert Gerard Anderson.........as Peter Quince

Jordan Breckenridge ..............as Flute/Thisby

Barry Clifton .........................as Egeus

Jordan Coughtry.....................as Puck

Matthew Duncan ...................as Starveling

Chris Fritzges ........................as Snug and Lion

Taylor Galloway.....................as Philostrate and First Fairy

Haulston Mann.......................as Lysander

Dan Matisa ...........................as Bottom

Jordy Neill ............................as Snout

Jess Prichard ..........................as Theseus

Paige Martin Reynolds ............as Hippolyta

Sophina Saggau ....................as Hermia

Matthew Schmidli ..................as Demetrius

Nisi Sturgis ...........................as Titania

Emily Wold ...........................as Helena

Youth Ensemble Members

Isabella Garrett

Jack Ghormley

Jackson Karl

Margaret Lowry

Olivia Marotte

Simon Marotte

Anna Reynolds

Savannah Spradlin

Sydney Spradlin

Sidnie Thompson

Romeo and Juliet  2016

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MEET THE CAST:

Robert Gerard Anderson.........as Friar Lawrence

Samuel Babick ......................as Tybalt

Jordan Coughtry.....................as Mercutio

Adam Frank ..........................as Montague

Chris Fritzges ........................as Capulet

Kyle Fitzgerald ......................as Benvolio

Taylor Galloway.....................as Apothecary and Lady Motague

Haulston Mann.......................as Romeo

Zachary Myers ......................as Peter, Servingman and Page

Jess Prichard ..........................as Prince

Rafa Reyes ............................as County Paris

Paige Martin Reynolds ............as Lady Capulet

Sophina Saggau ....................as Juliet

Dylan Stasack ........................as Chief Watch

Nisi Sturgis ............................as Nurse

Harrison Trigg ........................as Friar John

Alexander Udochi ...................as Abraham

Emily Wold ............................as Balthasar

Youth Ensemble Members

Ethan Hemphill

West Side Story  2016

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MEET THE CAST:

Michelle Alves.......................as Anita

Samuel Babick ......................as Diesel

Anthony Bryant .....................as Indio

Barry Clifton .........................as Schrank

Brian Chism Earles.................as Toro

Brianna East .........................as Margarita

Kyle Fitzgerald ......................as Action

Samantha L. Harrington .........as Anybodys

Garrett Houston.....................as Riff

Yannick Ibanez .....................as Juano

Sydney Ippolito......................as Velma

Rebecca Kuo .........................as Teresita

Lauren Langbaum ...................as Maria

Austin Larkin...........................as Baby John

Ashley L. Mahan ....................as Consuelo

Dan Matisa ...........................as Doc

Maddie Meek ........................as Clarice

Zachary Myers .......................as Chino

Jeffrey Oakley ........................as Big Deal

Moriah Patterson .....................as Rosalia

Harrison Trigg .........................as Friar John

Fergie Philippe ........................as Pepe

Jess Prichard............................as Krupke

Laken Prowse ..........................as Estella

Rafa Reyes .............................as Bernardo

Dylan Stasack .........................as Tony

Harrison Trigg .........................as Snowboy

Alexander Udochi ....................as Luis

Maggie Wisenhunt....................as Graziella

Elena Wiltgen ..........................as Minnie

Youth Ensemble Members

Adam Cook

Josie Ghormley

Bryce Mallett

Geneva Milikan

Twelfth Night  2016

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MEET THE CAST:

Nate Booher ........................as Antonio

Sharon Combs......................as Olivia

Matthew Duncan ..................as Feste

Samantha L. Harrington .........as Viola

Garrett T. Houston .................as Sir Andrew

Lauren Langbaum ..................as Maria

Austin Larkin .........................as Sebastian

Fergie Philippe.......................as Orsino

Matthew Schmidli...................as Malvolio

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre  

501-852-0702
contact@arkshakes.com

UCA Box 5136, Conway, AR 72035

 

BOX OFFICE

Monday - Friday, 10-4 CST

866-810-0012

Reynolds Performance Hall 

223 Beatrice Powell Street Conway, AR 72035