I’ll see each of these shows a few more times. Come to Staunton to check them out. You won’t regret it.
[A] comic farce with a dramatic arc wrapped inside a three-layer love story: you become invested at the beginning, you laugh throughout, and you are fulfilled at the end.
On Saturday, June 14, ASC Co-founder and Director of Mission Dr. Ralph Alan Cohen was presented with the Globe Theatre's prestigious Sam Wanamaker Award for "pioneering work in Shakespearean theatre."
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 for our Summer Teacher Seminar, a single-day intensive on MACBETH, on August 15th, 2014.
The American Shakespeare Center's Education Department offers a variety of internships throughout the year, providing an excellent opportunity for those interested in pursuing a career in teaching or higher education.
ASC Theatre Camp Session 1 has begun! Follow along with their activities and exploration on the Camp Blog.

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On Stage Now

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Cyrano de Bergerac


Enormous wit, tremendous bravery, and a gargantuan nose. Cyrano is passionately in love with the glorious Roxanne, but believes that she could never love him as he is. He creates poetry to woo his great love on behalf of the beautiful Christian, whom Roxanne imagines she loves. After years of mourning, Cyrano finally learns the answer to the question he could never ask.  MORE...


The Comedy of Errors


In this rollicking farce, Shakespeare elevates Roman comedy to dizzying heights. Two long-separated twins, their two tricky servants (also twins), a jealous wife, and her lovelorn sister romp through Shakespeare’s shortest play. Filled with mistaken identities, slapstick humor, and the fabulous Dr. Pinch, The Comedy of Errors will have the whole family laughing from the first confusion to the last.  MORE...




From the first words of the play until the title character loses his head, Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy is also his most unrelenting examination of the dark side of humanity. Driven to bloody deeds by their lust for power, Macbeth and his Lady fight to hold on to their ill-gotten throne, their sanity, and each other by any means necessary.  MORE...



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 Comedy of Errors

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 7:30 pm

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Monday, September 1, 2014, 2:00 pm


Cyrano de Bergerac

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 7:30 pm

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Monday, September 1, 2014, 2:00 pm



Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:30 pm

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Monday, September 1, 2014, 2:00 pm


ASC on Tour

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