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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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UCA News

L.A. Theatre Works to present “Steel Magnolias” at UCA’s Reynolds Performance Hall

By News | February 18, 2019

By Andrew Tucker College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — One of the great stories of female empowerment and resilience, “Steel Magnolias” will come to the University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall on Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. The show is produced by L.A. Theatre Works, which has reimagined this timeless story about the enduring bonds of friendship in a new, radio-style production featuring a diverse cast of six extraordinary women. Within the walls of Truvy’s beauty shop, set in the deep Bayou of Louisiana, the vibrant women’s lives hinge on the existence of each other. …

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UCA News

UCA Theatre to Present ‘Lungs’ By Duncan Macmillan

By News | February 17, 2019

By Andrew Tucker College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — “Lungs,” a smart, funny drama by Duncan MacMillan, will be performed in the Snow Fine Arts Center’s Bridges Larson Theatre on the University of Central Arkansas campus at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 22 and 28 and March 1. There will also be performances at 2 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 2. This production, presented by UCA Theatre, will be directed by Rebekah Scallet, producing artistic director of the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre and lecturer in the UCA Theatre Program. One of the unique challenges in directing “Lungs” is …

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UCA News

UCA Theatre To Present ‘Medea By Euripides’

By News | February 8, 2019

CONWAY— “Medea by Euripides,” a deconstructed modern retelling of a Greek classic, will be performed in the University of Central Arkansas Snow Fine Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre five times in February. The performances, presented by the UCA Theatre Program, will be directed by Brady Ness, an adjunct professor of theatre and a UCA graduate. Free and open to the public, the play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 15 and 16. There will also be a 2 p.m. performance Feb. 16. “I’m excited to share the creative work of our students who are breathing new life into …

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Something Rotten

Reynolds Performance Hall To Host ‘Something Rotten!’ Jan. 23

By News | January 9, 2019

CONWAY — The original new musical “Something Rotten!” will debut at Reynolds Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23 on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. Nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this national Broadway tour of “Something Rotten!” is set in the 1590’s, long before the dawn of premium tickets, star casting and reminders to turn off cell phones. With music and lyrics by Grammy Award® winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award® nominee Karey Kirkpatrick, and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O’Farrell, this hilarious musical comedy tells the …

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New Year's Eve events

Quick Guide to New Year’s Eve in Conway

By Lauren Norris | December 27, 2018

When that ball drops and you sing Auld Lang Syne (do you know the words?), where you will you be? No need to leave town to find something to do. Conway has the goods – plenty of places to ring in the new year. Where will you go to celebrate 2019? Got an event to add? Send the info to events@conwayscene.com. Know when our monthly event schedule is released PLUS get a weekend-only version sent straight to your email each week by subscribing to the Conway Scene newsletter. New Year’s Eve 7:00pm – 12:00am | Wunderhaus presents: Time Zone Toast | More Info …

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Celtic Angels

UCA’s Reynolds Performance Hall To Present Celtic Angels Christmas

By News | December 2, 2018

By Natalie Pierce, College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall will hold the Celtic Angels Christmas show on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Celtic Angels Christmas was produced in Ireland. It is a family-friendly show that will capture audiences by encompassing vocal and instrumental seasonal favorites alongside Irish, contemporary and original Christmas themes, just with a Celtic twist to it. Attendees will hear “Ding Dong Merrily on High” performed as a toe-tapping instrumental reel, “In Dulci Jubilo” as an Irish jig and other Christmas music from across the …

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