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Special performances, talk backs, lectures, and more!
Henry IV, Part 1
by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
"...collectively and individually, the members of the Actors' Renaissance Season company at the American Shakespeare Center (ASC) have given us a most inventive and insightful HENRY IV, PART 1 at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Virginia..." — Shakespeareances.com
A King and No King
by FRANCIS BEAUMONT & JOHN FLETCHER
"I LOVED IT!...Equal parts Arrested Development, Veep, The Office and The Big Bang Theory, A KING AND NO KING leaves audiences gasping in flabbergasted laughter...This show is wickedly funny!" — Shakespeareances.com
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The Merchant of Venice
by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Two of Shakespeare’s most indelible characters—Shylock and Portia—come to life in this saga of greed and vengeance, justice and mercy. Against a backdrop of intolerance suddenly buffeted by change, the play weaves interconnected tales of friendship, love, and family.
by BEN JONSON
In Jonson’s comic masterpiece, the residents of extravagant Venice are transformed into animals by an infection of greed, as the rich, sly Volpone tries to trick his neighbors out of an inheritance through masks, feigned illness, and miserly mischief.
by ANCHULI FELICIA KING
Companion Play to OTHELLO
Two young scholars of color, adrift in a sea of white at a Shakespeare conference that could shape their careers, grapple with their longing for recognition, the scrabbling competitiveness of their peers, and their own hilarious personal demons in this laugh-out-loud funny, thought-provoking play. A Shakespeare's New Contemporaries companion to Othello.
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.