— The Wall Street Journal on OTHELLO
See the 2020 SafeStart Season, called "a vision of what's possible" (DC Metro Theater Arts).
NOW PLAYING: IN-PERSON & ONLINE
CAROL IS BACK
Holiday traditions begin at the Blackfriars Playhouse!
Celebrate the Holiday Season under our ASC SafeStart Plan.
BRINGING THE PLAY-HOUSE
ASC has become a dual citizen of the physical and digital worlds! Join us for this diverse group of events, completely online!
by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Directed by DAN HASSE
Shipwrecked Viola is in love with Orsino...who is in love with Olivia…who is in love with Cesario…who is secretly Viola disguised as a man. In a world turned upside down, what could possibly go wrong (or right?) Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of (mis)identity arrives in a 90-minute, no intermission romp! Click 'More Info' to learn more!
by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Directed by ETHAN MCSWEENY
If truth has lost its meaning, how long can love survive? Evil is everywhere in Shakespeare’s great tragedy of racism and jealousy, as the love of Othello and Desdemona is destroyed by envy and fact is twisted by innuendo. You’ll find yourself on the edge of your seat as the deadly machinations unfold. Click 'More Info' to learn more!
A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
Adapted by James McClure
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The beloved Blackfriars Playhouse tradition is back. Celebrate the holiday season with your favorite ASC actors as they perform our new adaptation of the timeless Dickens novel under ASC SafeStart protocols this December.
Dr. Ralph Presents: 'Then Must You Speak'
AN EXPLORATION OF RACE AND SHAKESPEARE This series will bring together scholars and artists for probing conversations about race and Shakespeare in order to grow our understanding of the many ways in which "classical" theatre and how we pursue it in America exposes and intersects with issues of social justice, systemic racism, equity, and the perpetuation of White supremacy culture while simultaneously offering a lens through which to imagine and embody positive change.
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Live @ Blackfriars
Join ASC music maestro Chris Johnston and special guests for a free, monthly concert from the Blackfriars stage, streamed live on ASC’s Facebook!