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BLACKFRIARS LECTURE SERIES
Gain insights into the plays at pre-show talks by co-founder Ralph Alan Cohen and visiting experts in our Dr. Ralph Presents lectures. Our Inside Plays workshops welcome you to be a part of the plays in active ways, exploring some of the considerations discussed in our rehearsal rooms. Check the calendar for specific dates and catch the Dr. Ralph Presents series on our podcast if you cant make it to the lecture.

STAGED READINGS
Want to see the plays Shakespeare saw or influenced? This series connects rarely performed titles to the plays in our seasons, and gives audiences a snake peek into the titles you may see ASC actors perform in coming years. Arrive early for a pre-show workshop.

BENEFIT CONCERT
April 3, 2016
Rock out and support the ASC at the same time!

April 23, 2016
Join us for an afternoon of fun for all ages!

STAUNTON MUSIC FESTIVAL
One of Virginia’s favorite summer music destinations, the Staunton Music Festival attracts some of the world’s finest chamber musicians to this magnificent town near the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Festival – now in its 17th year – entertains, enriches, and engages audiences with a dynamic selection of chamber music. The festival features multiple concerts each day, with programs that are consistently innovative – spanning music from the Renaissance to the present. All performances take place at historic venues in beautiful downtown Staunton, recently designated as one of the “best small towns in America” by Smithsonian magazine.

September 24, 2016
Join us at 6pm on Saturday, September 24 for a special one-night-only performance and awards ceremony at the Blackfriars Playhouse, followed by a gourmet buffet, delicious wine, dancing, and a grand celebration at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel.

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