The Willard Suitcases joins ASC's Roman Trio in repertory
TIME OF YEAR
Holiday traditions begin at the Blackfriars!
Special performances, talk backs, lectures, and more!
A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
Adapted by James McClure
Marley, the three Christmas ghosts, the Cratchits, and Tiny Tim are all back to take Scrooge on the ride of his money-grubbing life. Expect to be right in the middle of this beloved tale with new twists, surprises, and a production filled with music and cheer for the whole family.
Every Christmas Story Ever Told
by MICHAEL CARLETON, JIM FITZGERALD,
and JOHN K. ALVAREZ
Original music by WILL KNAPP
What better way to ring in the holidays than with every Christmas story ever? This fast-paced romp takes you on the Christmas journey of a lifetime, through your favorite holiday classics, and then some. Hold on tight as you take a tinsel-covered rollercoaster ride bursting with laughter, carols, and joy, and prepare to leave with memories to last a lifetime.
Downton Abbey Movie Screening
Join ASC and Davidson Perry-Miller for this special pre-screening of the Downton Abbey movie - before it's wide release! Grab your 1920's garb and join us for the reception and screening to be held at the Visulite Cinema in downtown Staunton! All proceeds will benefit the American Shakespeare Center.
2019 Annual Gala
Come celebrate with us! ASC will honor award-winning actors Paul Gross and Martha Burns alongside long-time regional arts supporters Chris and Betsy Little at the Annual Gala! The event will celebrate new artistic director Ethan McSweeny’s first season and feature both ASC’s resident company and touring troupe, as well as members of the world-class Heifetz Institute, in a special Gala performance at the Blackfriars Playhouse. Get your tickets now to partake in the dinner, drinks, dancing, and performances!
September 21More Info
Queen City Mischief and Magic
Find out what American Shakespeare Center has to offer during Queen City Mischief and Magic weekend! We create stage magic year round, but during QCMM we get to perform a special kind of magic with visitors to Staunton. Join us at our special events and performances for wizards, muggles, and magical beings of all ages!
September 27 - 29More Info
Dr. Ralph Presents
Renowned Shakespeare scholar and ASC Co-Founder and Director of Mission Ralph Alan Cohen provides his unique and cunning insight prior to the evening’s performance. Including appearances from special guest speakers and artists, Ralph’s charm and good humor make this entertaining and enlightening lectures series a Blackfriars Playhouse favorite.
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Nathan Winkelstein
A special Summer presentation by the ASC National Tour troupe! A 90 minute adaptation of Shakespeare's mischievous comedy is a tribute to humankind's power of imagination, and reveals that the "course of true love" can alter with just one touch of magic. Note: Some instances may be full-length versions of the play. Please check before purchasing tickets.