News

"You’ll want to see this production: sooner than later."
Tiffany Stern, Professor of Early Modern Drama at the University of Oxford, and actors from ASC discuss a historically informed approach to early modern drama that eschews rehearsals and directors.
Announcing the 16 titles for June 2015 - June 2016 at the Blackfriars Playhouse and with ASC on Tour.
The American Shakespeare Center seeks experienced candidates for the positions of 2015/16 Resident Troupe Manager and Touring Troupe Manager, and for the position of Camp Life Director to assist the Director of College Prep Programs.
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...

Education & Research

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.
ASC Education extends a call for papers on matters of early modern theatre (historical, architectural, political, sartorial, medical, linguistical, comical, pastoral) to all interested parties.
The American Shakespeare Center Theatre Camp seeks show directors and counselors -- spend part of your summer with our amazing campers, preparing shows for the stage of the Blackfriars Playhouse.

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On Stage Now

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Devil

The White Devil

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...

Every Man

Every Man in His Humour

PAY WHAT YOU WILL FEBRUARY 19 & 20

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

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...



On the Road

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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 (PWYW)

Friday, January 30, 2015, 7:30 pm

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The Taming of the Shrew

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 2:00 pm

The Rover

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:30 pm

 

ASC on Tour

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