Summer:
Festival
Season

3 Great Plays. 2 Great Authors. 1 Epic Story.

David Anthony Lewis and John Harrell. Photo by Lauren Rogers Parker.

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Special performances, talk backs, lectures, and more!

Julius Caesar

By William Shakespeare 

Directed by Ethan McSweeny

A cautionary tale about the unintended consequences of political assassination.

June 25 - Nov 30
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Julius Caesar John Harrell David Anthony Lewis

Antony and Cleopatra

By William Shakespeare 

Directed by Sharon Ott

Two great leaders entangle themselves and their nations in one great big romantic mess. Contains some adult content. 

June 26 - Nov 30
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Antony and Cleopatra Geoffrey Kent Zoe Speas

Caesar and Cleopatra

By George Bernard Shaw

Directed by Eric Tucker

A wily old general mentors a fiery young queen in the finer points of state-craft.

August 8 - Nov 29
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Caesar and Cleopatra Constance Swain David Anthony Lewis

The Willard Suitcases

By Julianne Wick Davis

Directed by Ethan McSweeny

We all have baggage. Coming this Fall.

Sept 25 - Dec 1
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willard suitcases annabelle rollison chris johnston sylvie davidson ronald roman melendez

Midsummer 90

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. 

July 10 - Sept 29
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A Midsummer Nights Dream 90 Maddie Calais

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
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Discovery Space

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 Mornings
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Discovery Space

Caesar and Cleopatra On Stage Now

See it alongside Julius Caesar & Antony and Cleopatra thru November!

2020 Artistic Year Announced

Join us in 2020! Ethan McSweeny just announced all fifteen titles.

Gala Tickets Are On Sale NOW!

Celebrate with us at the 2019 Annual Gala!

2020 Subscriptions Now Available!

NEW! "Chart Your Course" subscriptions can save you up to 35% on our fifteen amazing titles in 2020!

Ethan McSweeny Enters His Second Year at ASC

Read his manifesto for the company: "I believe this can be the most versatile, facile, and adept company of Shakespeareans the world has seen since the King’s Men."