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The Willard Suitcases joins ASC's Roman Trio in repertory

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The Willard Suitcases

By Julianne Wick Davis

Directed by Ethan McSweeny

A world-premiere musical. "We all have baggage. What's yours?" Contains some adult content. 

September 25-December 1
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willard suitcases annabelle rollison chris johnston sylvie davidson ronald roman melendez

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

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.

December 4 - 29
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A Christmas Carol Hilary Alexa Caldwell

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.

December 7 - January 1
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Every Christmas Story Ever Told

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 5pm
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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

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. 

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Blackfriars Conference 2019

The 10th biennial Blackfriars Conference begins October 22! Scholars from around the world descend on ASC to hear lectures, see plays, and discuss their research on early modern theatre.

Gift Shop

Browse our t-shirt selection! Many designs won't be available much longer! Grab them before they are going, going, gone! All shirts are available online & in-person at the Playhouse.

What would you pack?

Watch Chris Johnston and the ASC ensemble perform the lead song from The Willard Suitcases: "What Would You Pack?" See the video on our YouTube channel & subscribe for more.

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"Remembering Larry Hoover"

ASC Co-Founder Dr. Ralph Alan Cohen pays tribute to Larry Hoover, an important part of ASC's history and community.