Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s King Lear To Open at Reynolds Performance Hall June 20th

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre presents Shakespeare’s King Lear, a breathtaking journey of love, loss, and restoration. In this tragedy, Shakespeare explores some of life’s most profound questions in the story of Lear: a fallen king and rejected father alone in a world that has lost its meaning.


Chicago-native Henson Keys will play the title role in King Lear this season, and New York actress Rachael Fox will play his devoted daughter, Cordelia. Returning AST favorites in the show this year are Heather Dupree as Goneril, Paige Reynolds as Regan, and Chad Bradford as Edgar.


King Lear opens in Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus in Conway on June 20th at 7:30 pm, with subsequent performances on June 23rd, 26th, 27th, and 29th at 7:30 pm, as well as June 30th 2 pm.

AST is also producing the musical Oliver! and a children’s adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Reynolds Performance Hall, as well as Much Ado About Nothing outdoors at The Village at Hendrix and in Argenta Arts District. For tickets or more information about King Lear or AST’s other summer shows, please visit the website at Or call the Reynolds box office at (501) 450-3265 or 1-866-810-0012.