The players at University of Central Arkansas shall play on! The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre (AST) at the University of Central Arkansas announced its 2020 season of professional theatre at an Oct. 15 Season Reveal party at the UCA President’s Home.
“The 2020 season will feature Shakespeare’s delightful comedy ‘As You Like It,’ the beautiful and intriguing musical ‘Into the Woods’ and the hilarious mashup ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),’” said Mary Ruth Marotte, AST’s executive director.
Performances will take place on the UCA campus, both in Reynolds Performance Hall and outdoors on the lawn of McAlister Hall, according to a press release.
Rebekah Scallet said she wanted an exciting repertory season during her ninth year as producing artistic director, one that would capture audiences’ imaginations and challenge them to think about their lives. She chose the three shows in the 2020 season based around the theme “Sweet are the uses of adversity,” a line from “As You Like It.”
Actors, directors, designers and crew members will arrive in Conway in early May 2020 to begin the process of creating the three shows in AST’s 14th season, according to a press release.
“We’ll open the season with ‘The Complete Works’ outdoors on the beautiful lawn of McAlister Hall. Our outdoor venue draws huge crowds, and our audiences look forward to the show and the entire experience of Shakespeare under the stars,” Marotte said in a press release. “We hope that theater-goers in Arkansas and around the region will recognize AST for its dedication to the cultural and artistic growth that is currently underway in our state.”
Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is the state’s only professional Shakespeare company and is proud to make its home on the UCA campus. Each summer, AST offers full productions of Shakespeare’s works, as well as other plays and musicals that help fulfill AST’s mission to entertain, engage and enrich the community. For more information, visit arkshakes.com or call (501) 852-0702.