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Historic Washington State Park to host afternoon Shakespeare workshops, evening performance

Historic Washington State Park Arkansas Shakespeare Center
Historic Washington State Park to host afternoon Shakespeare workshops, evening performance
WASHINGTON, Ark.– 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 [email protected]. 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.  

Historic Washington State Park 

Historic Washington State Park, located in Washington, Arkansas, is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for  Mondays. The park is a restoration village interpreting the historic Arkansas town in the 19th century. Daily  tours are provided to over 15 historic sites and museums, such as the B.W. Edwards Weapons Museum and  Blacksmith Shop. To learn more, visit or call 870-983-2684.  

Arkansas State Parks 

Arkansas State Parks is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. Arkansas state  parks and museums cover 55,006 acres of forest, wetlands, fish and wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation  facilities, and unique historic and cultural resources. Established in 1923, Arkansas State Parks preserve  special places for future generations, provide quality recreation and education opportunities, enhance the  state’s economy through tourism and provide leadership in resource conservation. Connect with ASP on  Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and visit and to  learn more. 

Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism 

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism protects and promotes our state’s natural, cultural  and historic assets, contributing to a thriving economy and high quality of life. It is made up of three divisions:  Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism.