The American Shakespeare Center announces the titles for its 25th Anniversary Artistic Year, running from June 2013 to June 2014. The 25th Anniversary line-up will include 16 productions presented over 52 weeks in 5 separate repertory seasons, including five Blackfriars Playhouse premieres and offering the largest number of plays per year by Shakespeare and Early Modern playwrights of any theatre in the world.
The 2014 Actors’ Renaissance Season also marks the American Shakespeare Center’s completion of Shakespeare’s canon.
The 25th Anniversary Year features eight plays by William Shakespeare:
Also included are two plays by contemporaries of Shakespeare: Epicene (or, The Silent Woman), by Ben Jonson, and The Maid’s Tragedy by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher; She Stoops to Conquer, by Oliver Goldsmith; The Servant of Two Masters, by Carlo Goldoni; and Shakespeare's lost rock and roll masterpiece, Return to the Forbidden Planet (loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest and unearthed by Bob Carlton).
Three holiday favorites will be return to the Blackfriars Playhouse in December: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, The Santaland Diaries by NPR’s David Sedaris, and The Twelve Dates of Christmas by ASC actor Ginna Hoben.
“Our patrons can see more Shakespeare and Early Modern plays right here in Virginia than anywhere else on the planet,” said ASC Artistic Director Jim Warren. “In the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre, we perform 52 weeks a year in true repertory using Shakespeare’s staging conditions that bring out the fun, excitement, and humanity of some of the greatest plays in the English language.”
June 21 – September 1, 2013
September 3 - December 1, 2013
December 3 – December 29, 2013
January 3 through April 6, 2014
April 9 through June 15, 2014
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