AST season announcement Oct. 1

The University of Central Arkansas’ Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s 2016 season will be announced at AST’s annual Fall Membership Party on Thursday, Oct. 1.

The big announcement will come at 6:30 p.m. at the Conway home of Mary Ruth Marotte, AST’s executive director, 4915 College Ave.

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is the state’s only professional Shakespeare company and is proud to make its home at the University of Central Arkansas. Each summer, AST offers full productions of a range of Shakespeare’s works, as well as other plays and musicals that help fulfill AST’s mission to entertain, engage and enrich the community.

Admission to the announcement party is free to all 2016 AST members, with membership donations taken at the door. Membership to AST begins at $50 per family.

The night’s festivities will include hors d’oeuvres, drinks, an art show and sale in coordination with Conway’s ArtsFest, as well as a special performance by AST company members and the Conway Symphony Orchestra.

“Our 2016 summer season will be the most exciting to date as we celebrate our 10th season and honor the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death,” Marotte said. “And we will be announcing a lineup that is sure to thrill and delight.”