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Harrell could wink his way through the role [of Willmore] and get plenty of laughs, but he gives Willmore such sincerity wrapped in an air of gullibility that he earns ours love, too.
The American Shakespeare Center seeks experienced candidates for the positions of MARKETING MANAGER and EDUCATION AND GROUP SALES MANAGER as part of the ASC team.
Performances will continue as scheduled unless we experience a loss of power or there are extremely dangerous conditions. For patrons who cannot travel safely to the Playhouse, we will waive our standard exchange fee. Learn more...
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Education & Research

Join us for our Spring Teacher Seminar, April 10-12, exploring classroom activities for HAMLET and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.
ASC Education is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Words in Action Award. Submit through our online form. Deadline March 31.
Applications for the 2015 ASC Theatre Camp are now open! Shakespeare enthusiasts ages 13-18 are encouraged to join us next summer for HENRY V, THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, CYMBELINE, JULIUS CAESAR, CORIOLANUS, and THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA.
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Bombie

Mother Bombie

PAY WHAT YOU WILL MARCH 11 & 13

Four controlling fathers attempt to engineer advantageous matches for their children, but the children in question have their own ideas about love. Mix in four overly-helpful servants, a slew of disguises, a pair of uncomfortably in-love siblings, and a nurse with a big secret, and the fathers’ best-laid plans quickly unravel.  MORE...

Every Man

Every Man in His Humour

NOW PLAYING through APRIL 4

Larger-than-life characters collide when Brainworm, a clever servant, works to foil the plans of his master, Knowell, through a series of deceptions and disguises that take him all over London. Jonson uses a single day and a single setting to weave a tight picture of everyday life in a bustling Early Modern city comedy.  MORE...

Devil

The White Devil

NOW PLAYING through APRIL 3

When the spouses of Vittoria Corombona and the Duke of Brachiano discover their partners’ infidelities, revenge knows no bounds. Ambitious schemes, murderous plots, and devilish double-crosses run rampant in Rome as the lovers attempt to protect their affair. MORE...

The Rover

NOW PLAYING through APRIL 5

A group of amorous English exiles revel through Naples during Carnival in this witty comedy featuring disguises, thefts, catfights, and lovestruck antics of all kinds.  Aphra Behn was one of England’s first professional female writers, and her voice shines in her heroines, including a reluctant nun, a famous courtesan, and a thieving wench.  MORE...

Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

NOW PLAYING through APRIL 2

This hilarious comedy is much more than a “battle of the sexes”; it is also a profound look at the necessity of “play” in our lives.  Blending romantic comedy and outlandish farce, Shakespeare gives us a love story of psychological liberation and the mysteries of being married.  MORE...



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Hamlet

Hamlet

Faustus

Doctor Faustus

MuchAdo

Much Ado
about Nothing



WITH GRATITUDE TO OUR ANNUAL SPONSORS:

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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The White Devil

Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Every Man in His Humour

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2:00 pm

The Rover

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 7:30 pm

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The Taming of the Shrew

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 2:00 pm

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Dr. Ralph Presents: Mother Bombie

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 5:30 pm

Mother Bombie (PWYW)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 7:30 pm

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The Taming of the Shrew

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 10:30 am

TalkBalk

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 1:00 pm

Inside Plays: The White Devil

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 5:30 pm

The White Devil

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:30 pm

TalkBack

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 10:00 pm

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Mother Bombie (PWYW)

Friday, March 13, 2015, 7:30 pm

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The Rover

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 2:00 pm

The Taming of the Shrew

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Every Man in His Humour

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2:00 pm

Staged Reading Series: Ram Alley, or Merry Tricks

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Inside Plays: The Taming of the Shrew

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 5:30 pm

The Taming of the Shrew

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 7:30 pm

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The Taming of the Shrew

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 10:30 am

TalkBalk

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 1:00 pm

Inside Plays: Mother Bombie

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 5:30 pm

Mother Bombie

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7:30 pm

TalkBack

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 10:00 pm

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Every Man in His Humour

Friday, March 20, 2015, 7:30 pm

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The White Devil

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 2:00 pm

Mother Bombie

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 7:30 pm

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The Rover

Sunday, March 22, 2015, 2:00 pm

Staged Reading Series: A Bold Stroke for a Wife

Sunday, March 22, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Inside Plays: Every Man in His Humour

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 5:30 pm

Every Man in His Humour

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 7:30 pm

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The Taming of the Shrew

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 10:30 am

TalkBalk

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 1:00 pm

Inside Plays: The Rover

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 5:30 pm

The Rover

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7:30 pm

TalkBack

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 10:00 pm

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Mother Bombie

Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Every Man in His Humour

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 2:00 pm

The White Devil

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 7:30 pm

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The Taming of the Shrew

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 2:00 pm

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