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Music is an integral part of every ASC performance. BAND CANDY is an opportunity for you to directly support the musicians you love at the American Shakespeare Center.
Check out the FULL CALENDAR for the next Artistic Year, running June 17, 2014 through June 15, 2015.
Relive all the fun and excitement of the 2014 ASC Benefit Concert with our Spotify Playlist
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

Join us April 16th for a Dr. Ralph Presents lecture on HENRY IV, PART 1 and April 17th for an Inside Plays workshop on OTHELLO. 5:30pm, Pay-What-You-Will.
The snowed-out Staged Reading of THE HISTORY OF KING LEAR, as adapted by Nahum Tate, has been rescheduled for 10am on Saturday, April 19th.
Join us for our Spring Teacher Seminar, April 25-27, featuring classroom activities on OTHELLO and THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR.
Announcing the 2014 No Kidding Shakespeare Camp, celebrating the theme of Collaboration: July 14th-18th, 2014.
Join us Sunday, April 27th at 5:00pm for a lecture on Original Practices as part of our Shakespeare Week celebration.

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On Stage at the Blackfriars

Othello

Othello

NOW PLAYING THROUGH JUNE 14

In this magnificently complex study of extremes, Shakespeare pairs his most loving and trusting leading man with his most conniving and ruthless villain in a dangerous dance of deceit and revenge. Both expansive and claustrophobic, Othello is Shakespeare at the height of his creative power— a ravishing and unforgettable classic. MORE...


Henry 4

Henry IV, Part 1

NOW PLAYING THROUGH JUNE 14

In this thrilling and poignant coming-of-age story, Shakespeare gives us the whole world: the fabulous fat knight, the troubled king, the hot-blooded warrior, the prodigal prince, and the crew of big-hearted Eastcheap rabble rousers. Henry IV, Part 1 is Shakespeare’s masterful exploration of family and friends; honor and happiness; and those moments when we are forced to choose between the thing we desire and the thing we know we must do. MORE...

 

Merry Wives

The Merry Wives
of Windsor

NOW PLAYING THROUGH JUNE 15

Urban legend claims that Queen Elizabeth asked Shakespeare to write a play featuring “the fat knight in love.” In the effervescent The Merry Wives of Windsor, Falstaff may not be truly in love, but he is certainly in lust. The objects of his desire, two clever Windsor wives, team up to outsmart and outmaneuver one of Shakespeare’s wittiest and most beloved bad boys. MORE...


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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.



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Playhouse Tour

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 11:00 am

Playhouse Tour

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 2:00 pm

Dr. Ralph Presents

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 5:30 pm

Henry IV

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 7:30 pm

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The Merry Wives of Windsor (S)

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:30 am

Talkback

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 1:00 pm

Playhouse Tour

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 2:00 pm

Inside Plays

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 5:30 pm

Othello

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:30 pm

Talkback

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:00 pm

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Playhouse Tour

Friday, April 18, 2014, 2:00 pm

Playhouse Tour

Friday, April 18, 2014, 11:00 am

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:30 pm

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The History of King Lear, as adapted by Nahum Tate

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 am

Playhouse Tour

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:00 am

Henry IV

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 2:00 pm

Othello

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7:30 pm

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The Merry Wives of Windsor

Sunday, April 20, 2014, 2:00 pm

Shakespeare's 450th Birthday Party

Sunday, April 20, 2014, 4:30 pm

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Playhouse Tour

Monday, April 21, 2014, 2:00 pm

Playhouse Tour

Monday, April 21, 2014, 11:00 am

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Playhouse Tour

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 11:00 am

Playhouse Tour

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 2:00 pm

Staunton Art, Tourism, and Culture Public Forum

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 5:30 pm

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Playhouse Tour

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 am

Playhouse Tour

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 2:00 pm

Dr. Ralph Presents

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 5:30 pm

Othello (PWYW)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:30 pm

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Othello (S)

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:30 am

Talkback

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:00 pm

Playhouse Tour

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 2:00 pm

Inside Plays

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 5:30 pm

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:30 pm

Talkback

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:00 pm

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Playhouse Tour

Friday, April 25, 2014, 2:00 pm

Playhouse Tour

Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 am

Henry IV

Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30 pm

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Playhouse Tour

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 am

Othello

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00 pm

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:30 pm

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Henry IV

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 pm

Talk by renowned Shakespeare educator and actor, Ben Crystal

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 5:00 pm

The Famous Victories of Henry V

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 7:30 pm

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Playhouse Tour

Monday, April 28, 2014, 2:00 pm

Playhouse Tour

Monday, April 28, 2014, 11:00 am

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Playhouse Tour

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 11:00 am

Playhouse Tour

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 2:00 pm

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Playhouse Tour

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 11:00 am

Playhouse Tour

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 2:00 pm

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 7:30 pm

       

ASC on Tour

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