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Shakespeare in the park Saturday

By submitted, 09/12/23 9:55 AM

WASHINGTON– Historic Washington State Park will host an evening performance by the Arkansas Shakespeare Center on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the 1940 WPA Gym. The company will perform the modern comedy “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).”

Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 870-983-2684 or contacting historicwashington@arkansas.com. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

The Arkansas Shakespeare Troupe will conduct two afternoon workshops on how to perform Shakespeare on the modern stage on Saturday, Sept. 16: “Understanding the Language of Shakespeare” at 2 p.m. and “Stage Combat in Shakespeare” at 4 p.m. Each workshop is $5 per person for ages 14 and older.

The Arkansas Shakespeare Center, located in Conway, is the only professional Shakespeare company in the state. The company brings respected and experienced Shakespearean actors to Arkansas each season.

The event is sponsored by: The Patterson/Troike Foundation; The Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable and Education Trust; The Arkansas Community Foundation, Texarkana Area; The Bobby Atkinson Foundation; Best Western, Holiday Inn Express, and Hampton Inn of Hope; Hope Evening Lions Club; Lagrone Williams Hardware; McDonalds of Hope; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Pruden, and The Historic Washington Foundation.