We interviewed Sarah Fallon, James Keegan, and Jim Warren for a in-depth look at ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA.
Co-founder and Artistic Director Jim Warren not only wanted to direct "Antony and Cleopatra," he wanted Sarah Fallon and James Keegan in the lead roles.
Innkeeper Joe Harman from the Frederick House just dropped us a note to let us know the lengths to which people will go to visit the ASC . . .
Check here for ASC's Policies on Cameras and Recording Devices, Bringing Kids to the Blackfriars Playhouse, Access Services, Inclement Weather Policy, and Parking.

Education & Research

In our Fall Teacher Seminar, September 12-13, we will explore the metrical magic, staging challenges, and theatrical wonder of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.
Register now for the 2015 Blackfriars Conference -- 5 days of scholarship and entertainment from October 28 - November 1, 2015.
ASC Study Guides now include lesson plans for 19 of Shakespeare's plays, as well as a "Class-to-Cast" production manual. Available as PDF downloads and in print-on-demand hard copies.
At ASC Leadership Programs, participants will engage with Shakespeare's characters and rhetoric, as well as working in teams with cue scripts, to make choices about their own leadership styles and methods of delivery.

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On Stage Now



SEPTEMBER 2nd-6th: 

2015/16 Dangerous Dreams Tour Sneak Peek


The Life of King Henry the Fifth

Pay What You Will 9/4 

The story of England’s hero-king and the greatest upset in European military history is Shakespeare’s finale to his great history plays. MORE...

The Importance of Being Earnest

Pay What You Will 9/3 

Oscar Wilde’s brilliant and wicked comic masterpiece defines wit and style. This “trivial comedy for serious people” is at once blissfully silly and outrageously shrewd.


Julius Caesar

Pay What You Will 9/2 

Julius Caesar is a dazzling thrill ride of betrayal, violence, and perhaps most surprisingly — love. MORE...



2015 Summer/Fall Season



Antony and Cleopatra

Now Playing through 11/27

One of history’s most famous love stories, Antony and Cleopatra is Shakespeare’s most expansive play, full of all the colliding opposites that make life rich: work and play, war and peace, East and West, man and woman. MORE...

The Winter's Tale

Now Playing through 11/28

Shakespeare’s magnificent late play is a roller-coaster ride from romance to tragedy to comedy and finally to a place of transcendent beauty that few other works of art have ever gone. MORE...

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Now Playing through 11/29

This mischievous comedy of lovers, heroes, fairies, and rude mechanicals is Shakespeare's tribute to humankind’s power of imagination, and reveals that the “course of true love” can alter with just one touch of magic. MORE...



Shakespeare's Joan

of Arc (Henry VI, Part 1)

Pay What You Will 9/11 and 9/12

The world whirls out of control in Shakespeare’s thrilling tale of France’s Joan of Arc, the English warrior Talbot, and the young King Henry. MORE...





Paul Beers and Michelle Buonocore of Roanoke, VA
Rory J. Cutaia and Jaymie A. Cutaia of Middlebrook, VA 
Mike and Emma Gutzler of Middlebrook, VA
Dan Layman and Pamela Fox of Staunton, VA
Chris and Betsy Little of McDowell, VA
Paige Royer and Kerry Clayton of New Orleans, LA
Lawrence and Sandra Rose of Penn Laird, VA
Grisanti Capital Management of New York, NY
Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center 
Frederick House, a small hotel,
celebrating more than 10 years as our Annual Sponsor

Shakespeare in American Communities

We are proud to acknowledge that the American Shakespeare Center receives financial support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.


American Shakespeare Center's student matinee program is part of Shakespeare for a New Generation a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts and ArtsMidwest.

The American Shakespeare Center is proud to partner with Mary Baldwin College.



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Julius Caesar (PWYW)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 7:30 pm


The Importance of Being Earnest (PWYW)

Thursday, September 3, 2015, 7:30 pm


The Life of King Henry the Fifth (PWYW)

Friday, September 4, 2015, 7:30 pm


Julius Caesar

Saturday, September 5, 2015, 2:00 pm

The Importance of Being Earnest

Saturday, September 5, 2015, 7:30 pm


The Life of King Henry the Fifth

Sunday, September 6, 2015, 2:00 pm

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 7:30 pm


The Winter's Tale

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 7:30 pm


Shakespeare's Joan of Arc (Henry VI, Part 1) (PWYW)

Friday, September 11, 2015, 7:30 pm


Antony and Cleopatra

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 2:00 pm

Shakespeare's Joan of Arc (Henry VI, Part 1) (PWYW)

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 7:30 pm


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 2:00 pm

14 15 16

Dr. Ralph Lecture

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 5:30 pm

The Winter's Tale

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 7:30 pm


Shakespeare's Joan of Arc (Henry VI, Part 1)

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 7:30 pm


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Friday, September 18, 2015, 7:30 pm


Antony and Cleopatra

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 2:00 pm

The Winter's Tale

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 7:30 pm


Shakespeare's Joan of Arc (Henry VI, Part 1)

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2:00 pm

21 22 23

Dr. Ralph Lecture

Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 5:30 pm

Antony and Cleopatra

Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 7:30 pm


The Winter's Tale

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 7:30 pm


Shakespeare's Joan of Arc (Henry VI, Part 1)

Friday, September 25, 2015, 7:30 pm


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 2:00 pm

Benefit Celebration

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 7:30 pm


The Winter's Tale

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 2:00 pm

28 29 30

Dr. Ralph Lecture

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 5:30 pm

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 7:30 pm


ASC on Tour

All the world's a stage, and the American Shakespeare Center On Tour has played it. More