THE SPIRIT OF
Holiday traditions begin at the Blackfriars!
"I arrived a skeptic. I left a believer." - Peter Marks, The Washington Post
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.
A King and No King
by FRANCIS BEAUMONT and JOHN FLETCHER
Travel to the land of Iberia—a sort of adult Never-Never-Land—where King Abracas’ royal dilemmas include marrying off his sister before his own feelings for her get in the way and a murderous plot against him hatched by his own mother. This show is wickedly funny!
A Chaste Maid in Cheapside
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.
Most Friday Nights at 5pmMore Info
On Sunday mornings, ASC Education staff or special guests lead you on an exciting adventure to explore one of the season's shows through an ever-changing lens!
Most Sunday MorningsMore Info
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.
The Defamation of Cicely Lee (Staged Reading)
By EMMA WHIPDAY
Companion Play to IMOGEN (aka CYMBELINE)
A ONE NIGHT ONLY EVENT Each season ASC chooses a new play that parallels with Shakespeare in some way, and this one is a winner indeed, the story of a maidservant in 1611 who is accused of adultery and must fight for her honor—and her life.