News

The American Shakespeare Center's 2015 Spring Season is adding a new twist -- a modern fourth show, David Davalos's WITTENBERG. We interviewed ASC Artistic Director and actors Patrick Earl and Andrew Goldwasser to find out their thoughts on
"The American Shakespeare Company's 2014/15 Method in Madness Tour troupe...performs Doctor Faustus with...show-stopping panache and wicked magic tricks."
The American Shakespeare Center is hosting an Evening with Judy Collins at the Blackfriars Playhouse. On June 1, the Grammy Award winner will grace the stage to play a selection of songs from her iconic 50-album body of work.
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

This week: Thursday at 5:30pm, an Inside Plays workshop on MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, exploring the wit and wordplay of Beatrice and Benedick.
On May 3rd at 7:30pm, Sweet Tea Shakespeare with the FSU Theatre Company presents THE TRAGICAL REIGN OF SELIMUS, SOMETIME EMPEROR OF THE TURKS, by Robert Greene and Thomas Lodge.
ASC Education leads a Content Teaching Academy at James Madison University, June 22-26. Learn more and register now to earn professional development & graduate school credits.
Registrations for the 2015 No Kidding Shakespeare Camp for Adults are now open! Join us July 20-24th to explore the theme of Social History.

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Wittenberg

Wittenberg

by David Davalos

Now Playing through June 13

Back at the University of Wittenberg for the fall semester, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet finds himself in the center of a debate between two of his professors, the aggressively spiritual Martin Luther and the lewdly logical John Faustus. MORE...

Faustus

Doctor Faustus

Now Playing through June 12

In his masterpiece that predates almost all of Shakespeare’s plays, Marlowe breathtakingly conjures Helen of Troy, the Seven Deadly Sins, angels, demons, and Satan himself, before dragging Faustus to Hell. MORE...

 

MuchAdo

Much Ado about Nothing

Now Playing through June 14

In this powerful comedy full of sparkling wit, Shakespeare gives us the joy of love won and the ache of love lost. He makes us laugh and breaks our hearts, then magically puts them back together again. MORE...


Hamlet

Hamlet

Now Playing through June 13

For centuries, audiences have seen themselves in the brilliant, troubled prince at the center of this ghost story, comedy, seven-murder revenge thriller, and philosopher’s gold mine. MORE...

 



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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.



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Hamlet

Sunday, May 3, 2015, 2:00 pm

Staged Reading Series: The Tragical Reign of Selimus

Sunday, May 3, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Much Ado about Nothing

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Hamlet

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 10:30 am

TalkBalk

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 1:00 pm

Wittenberg

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:30 pm

TalkBack

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 10:00 pm

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Hamlet

Friday, May 8, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Wittenberg

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 2:00 pm

Doctor Faustus

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Much Ado about Nothing

Sunday, May 10, 2015, 2:00 pm

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Much Ado about Nothing

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Much Ado about Nothing

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:30 am

TalkBalk

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 1:00 pm

Hamlet

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7:30 pm

TalkBack

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:00 pm

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Doctor Faustus

Friday, May 15, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Much Ado about Nothing

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 2:00 pm

Wittenberg

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Hamlet

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 2:00 pm

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Hamlet

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Hamlet

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 10:30 am

TalkBalk

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 1:00 pm

Wittenberg

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:30 pm

TalkBack

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 10:00 pm

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Much Ado about Nothing

Friday, May 22, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Wittenberg

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10:30 am

Doctor Faustus

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 2:00 pm

Hamlet

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Much Ado about Nothing

Sunday, May 24, 2015, 2:00 pm

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Much Ado about Nothing

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Hamlet

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 7:30 pm

TalkBack

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 10:00 pm

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Wittenberg

Friday, May 29, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Hamlet

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 2:00 pm

Much Ado about Nothing

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Doctor Faustus

Sunday, May 31, 2015, 2:00 pm

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