Load Array?

is it possible to load array as a variable.

for example I can setup an array in AS like this:

arrVar = [apple, orange, bannana];

I’ve been trying to something like this:

loadText = loadVariables("testarr.txt", 0);
loadText.onLoad = runthis();
function runthis() {
	arrVar = showText.text;

is there a way to do something like this?