Arkansas students to perform at Shakespeare Scene Festival March 8-9

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

About 300 elementary,  junior high, and high school students from central Arkansas will perform at the Shakespeare Scene Festival on Thursday, March 8, and Friday, March 9, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Students from Arnold Drive Elementary School, Bethel Middle School, Dardanelle Middle School, Henderson Middle School, and Little Rock Central High will perform from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the University Theatre in the Center for Performing Arts.

The festival provides teachers and students a venue for the performance of Shakespeare’s plays. It is sponsored by the Department of English and the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance.

The festival is free and open to the public. For a performance schedule, visit the festival’s website. For more information, contact the festival’s director, Dr. Kris McAbee, at

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