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ComiConway 2019 kicks off this weekend

By News | November 13, 2019

ComiConway, Arkansas’ premier Comic, Anime, Sci-fi and Gaming convention, to be held November 15-17 CONWAY – ComiConway, presented by the Faulkner County Library, will be held November 15, 16, and 17, 2019. We will have over 100 pop culture vendors, top writers and artists guests and panels, cosplay contests for all ages, kids’ activities, a game room, and so much more! Featured guests this year include Cathy Munroe, Freddie Williams, Graham Nolan, Bill Hargreaves, Michael Golden, Jacob Chabot, Freddie Williams II, Arthur Suydam, Renee Witterstaeter, Timothy Lim, Mike Curtis, and Mathew Reynolds. Events on Friday, November 15, including a cosplay …

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UCA News

UCA Theatre to Present ‘United Differences’

By News | November 3, 2019

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Department of Film, Theatre and Creative Writing will present “United Differences,” an expressive, experimental work at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, and Friday, Nov. 15, and at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Snow Fine Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre. Admission is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. The show is a devised piece by a student ensemble. Under the direction of UCA theater instructor Brady Ness, students worked with guest artists Anna Kimmell, whose background is in dancing in musical theater, and Blake Habermann, whose expertise is …

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Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre Announces 2020 Season

By News | October 17, 2019

CONWAY — Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre (AST) at the University of Central Arkansas announced its 2020 season of professional theatre at an Oct. 15 Season Reveal party held 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. As she prepares for her ninth year as producing …

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UCA News

‘Taj Express’ Brings Bollywood Culture To UCA’s Reynolds Performance Hall

By News | October 17, 2019

CONWAY — “Taj Express: A Bollywood Musical Revue” will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Reynolds Performance Hall, located on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. The international sensation “Taj Express” is a high-energy celebration of India’s pop music, Bollywood culture, and deep traditions. Through a fusion of film, joyous dance and thrilling live music, performers in vibrant costumes will take audiences on a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society. “Taj Express” follows the story of one man’s passion and another man’s genius. Young Indian composer Shankar struggles …

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UCA News

‘DIAVOLO | Architecture In Motion’ To Perform At UCA’s Reynolds Performance Hall

By News | September 18, 2019

CONWAY — “DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion” will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Reynolds Performance Hall, located on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. The renowned Los Angeles-based dance company was founded in 1992 by Artistic Director Jacques Heim, who combined his academic background in theater, film and dance with a passion for architecture. For more than 25 years, his talented crew of dancers, designers and engineers have been applauded internationally for their ability to display surprising movement against a backdrop of elaborately designed spaces, all while entertaining audiences. By weaving together contemporary …

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Sara Evans

Country Music Star Sara Evans To Perform In UCA’s Reynolds Performance Hall

By News | August 19, 2019

CONWAY — County music singer and songwriter Sara Evans will headline the 20th season of Reynolds Performance Hall, located on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, with a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20. The intimate evening will consist of a performance by Evans, along with two additional musicians and a background vocalist. Evans has had five No. 1 singles, including “Suds in the Bucket,” “A Real Fine Place to Start,” “No Place That Far” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” the title track of her 2011 album “Stronger.” She has sold millions of records, …

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Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre To Open 13th Season June 7

By News | April 21, 2019

CONWAY— Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces its 13th season of professional theatre will run June 7-July 7. Performances of Shakespeare’s raucous comedy “The Comedy of Errors,” his complex and intriguing “Macbeth,” the beloved musical “Guys and Dolls,” and a family adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” will be presented in Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus, in front of McAlister Hall across from the UCA President’s home and also will tour around the state. “Looking toward my eighth year as the artistic leader of Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, I wanted to have a repertory season that was exciting …

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Q&A with playwright and actor Aidan Eslinger

By Todd E Jones | February 21, 2019

Aidan Eslinger Productions will host “Sister Secrets, the Stage Play” at the University of Central Arkansas in the Ida Waldran Auditorium on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. According to a press release, “Aidan Eslinger is a 13-year-old writer, playwright, producer, and director. He has been writing professionally since he was 8 years old. In December of 2014, he produced his 1st stage play “Steve Comes Home.” In March of 2016, he wrote, directed, and produced Grandma’s Easter. This play had two productions, one in Little Rock, AR and the second in West Memphis, AR. Then in 2017, Aidan …

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