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AST Welcomes Tony-Award Winner Terrence McNally

Buy your tickets to an exclusive event with one of America's most important living playwrights!

Poignant and playful, brilliant and biting, the ground-breaking work of playwright Terrence McNally crackles through five decades of American theatre. He is a writer equally willing to challenge an audience’s view of the past and open them to the possibilities of the future. He has received Tony Awards for his plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class, and his books for the musicals Kiss of the Spider Woman and Ragtime.

AST is excited to welcome this groundbreaking author to the UCA campus for a residency December 2-4. On December 3, McNally will be the guest of honor at an intimate cocktail party at the elegant UCA President's House. The event will begin at 5:30 pm, and at 7:30 pm all attendees are welcome to attend McNally's public lecture, "A Writer's Life in the Theatre." Tickets to this event are limited, so be sure to get yours in advance!

Tickets are $100 each, and will include appetizers and wine to be served at the event, as well as a reserved parking spot for the lecture. All proceeds raised will benefit Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s tenth season!

Buy tickets online here, or call 501-269-9428 or email

Click here for directions to the President's House.

Also during his residence, McNally will participate in the following events that are all free and open to the public:

Wednesday, December 2

  • 7:30 pm, “A Night with Terrence McNally,” Bridges Larson Theatre, Snow Fine Arts Center, UCA. Mr. McNally will attend one-act plays written by him and directed by and starring UCA students. Mr. McNally will participate in a talkback after the performances.

Thursday, December 3

Friday, December 4

The above events are made possible by the College of Fine Arts and Communication's Artist-in-Residence program at the University of Central Arkansas.

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