The actors weren't dusty and outdated like I considered Shakespeare’s plays to be. The lights in the auditorium were on, the audience members became part of the performance, the actors wore no microphones, and the set was simple; the way it was created for. As a result, the lines were no longer part of a script. They were part of each character. Shakespeare was alive…
The ASC is decking the halls, lighting the candles, and relishing the winter warmth of downtown Staunton this time of year. We take the opportunity not only to look back and celebrate, but to dream forward as well.
Over the year we’ve shared with you some of the successes and dreams that the support of our donors has made possible. This season, please consider clicking the button below to offer your support and help us to recover the joys and accessibility of Shakespeare's theatre, language, and humanity with students and audiences of every age.
There’s so much in store for you in 2016 and beyond. Thanks to a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, we’ll host Dr. Lindsey Snyder, a Shakespeare scholar and ASL interpreter, in residence at the ASC throughout the year. Our 2015/16 Dangerous Dreams tour will travel as far south as Austin, TX, and as far north as Fergus Falls, MN. And through our internationally recognized education programs, thousands of children will make Shakespeare’s words their own.
I became the little seven-year-old on stage who never took her eye off the performance. Smiling and giggling even amidst the brilliant, yet complicated plot and lines that carried it out. Even waiting after the curtain closed to obtain Dogberry’s autograph. I was closer to being a child during ASC’s performance of this comedy than I ever was in high school. I believed, and my imagination soared.
Just like the Saint Francis University student describes above, your support will make a difference, change lives, and make imaginations soar. Thank you.
Ralph Alan Cohen Jim Warren Amy Wratchford
Co-Founder & Director of Mission Co-Founder & Artistic Director Managing Director
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Friday, November 27, 2015, 2:00 pm
Antony and Cleopatra (C)
Friday, November 27, 2015, 7:30 pm
Shakespeare's Joan of Arc (Henry VI, Part 1) (C)
Saturday, November 28, 2015, 2:00 pm
The Winter's Tale (C)
Saturday, November 28, 2015, 7:30 pm
A Midsummer Night's Dream (C)
Sunday, November 29, 2015, 2:00 pm
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