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Enjoy blues, folk, and rock-and-roll tunes selected and performed (live and unplugged) by ASC's multi-talented actors from both our acting troupes playing songs from across our artistic year.
The American Shakespeare Center seeks experienced candidates for the position of 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 leads a Content Teaching Academy at James Madison University, June 22-26. Learn more and register now to earn professional development & graduate school credits.
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.
Registrations for the 2015 No Kidding Shakespeare Camp for Adults are now open! Join us July 20-24th to explore the theme of Social History.

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SEASON CLOSES APRIL 5

Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

CLOSES THURSDAY

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...
Devil

The White Devil

CLOSES FRIDAY

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...
Every Man

Every Man in His Humour

CLOSES SATURDAY

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...
Bombie

Mother Bombie

CLOSES SATURDAY

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...

The Rover

CLOSES SUNDAY

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...



On the Road

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Hamlet

Hamlet


PWYW, April 10

Faustus

Doctor Faustus


PWYW, April 9

MuchAdo

Much Ado
about Nothing

PWYW, April 8



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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Mother Bombie

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 7:30 pm

2

The Taming of the Shrew

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 10:30 am

TalkBalk

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 1:00 pm

The Taming of the Shrew

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 7:30 pm

TalkBack

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 10:00 pm

3

The White Devil

Friday, April 3, 2015, 7:30 pm

4

Every Man in His Humour

Saturday, April 4, 2015, 2:00 pm

Mother Bombie

Saturday, April 4, 2015, 7:30 pm

5

The Rover

Sunday, April 5, 2015, 2:00 pm

ASC Benefit Concert

Sunday, April 5, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Dr. Ralph Presents: Much Ado about Nothing

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 5:30 pm

Much Ado about Nothing (PWYW)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 7:30 pm

9

Hamlet

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 10:30 am

TalkBalk

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 1:00 pm

Inside Plays: Doctor Faustus

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 5:30 pm

Doctor Faustus (PWYW)

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7:30 pm

TalkBack

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 10:00 pm

10

Hamlet (PWYW)

Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:30 pm

11

Much Ado about Nothing

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 2:00 pm

Doctor Faustus

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7:30 pm

12

Hamlet

Sunday, April 12, 2015, 2:00 pm

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Dr. Ralph Presents: Doctor Faustus

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:30 pm

Doctor Faustus

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 7:30 pm

16

Much Ado about Nothing

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 10:30 am

TalkBalk

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 1:00 pm

Inside Plays: Hamlet

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 5:30 pm

Hamlet

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7:30 pm

TalkBack

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 10:00 pm

17

Much Ado about Nothing

Friday, April 17, 2015, 7:30 pm

18

Doctor Faustus

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 2:00 pm

Hamlet

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:30 pm

19

Much Ado about Nothing

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:00 pm

Shakespeare's Birthday

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 4:30 pm

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Dr. Ralph Presents: Hamlet

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 5:30 pm

Hamlet

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 7:30 pm

23

Hamlet

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 10:30 am

TalkBalk

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 1:00 pm

Doctor Faustus

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:30 pm

TalkBack

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 10:00 pm

24

Much Ado about Nothing

Friday, April 24, 2015, 7:30 pm

25

Hamlet

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 2:00 pm

Doctor Faustus

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:30 pm

26

Much Ado about Nothing

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 2:00 pm

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Wittenberg (PWYW)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Much Ado about Nothing

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 10:30 am

TalkBalk

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 1:00 pm

Inside Plays: Much Ado about Nothing

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 5:30 pm

Much Ado about Nothing

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:30 pm

TalkBack

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 10:00 pm

     

ASC on Tour

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