2022 ASC Artistic year
Directed by José Zayas
The power of love and the perils of hate write the destiny of these young lovers. Brandon Carter and Meg Rodgers fill the title roles.
March 31- May 15
Directed by Jenny Bennett
Two pairs of infant twins, separated by shipwreck…what else could go wrong? One of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies overflows with mistaken identities, slapstick and puns, ending with a government pardon, a mended marriage, and a hilarious family reunion. Directed by Jenny Bennett
Directed by Stephanie Holladay Earl
In conversation with Romeo and Juliet, this “heart-wrenching, hilarious play” (The Guardian, UK) explores depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. Audiences are invited to contribute to the list of every brilliant thing that makes life worth living. Featuring Ginna Hoben.
June 9 – August 6
Directed by Jenny Bennett
Sea-tossed siblings set out for adventure in this laugh-out-loud look at gender, love and longing, one of Shakespeare’s most joyous rom-coms. Featuring a small cast of six actors.
July 7 – August 7
Directed by Larissa Lury.
A brilliantly comedic, compelling exploration of the themes of Twelfth Night, Thrive was selected as the 2020 winner of ASC’s Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries project, which seeks to discover, develop, and produce new works that are inspired by or in conversation with each of the plays in Shakespeare’s canon.
August 12 – 28
Directed by Christopher Burris
This compelling new drama was a sensation on Broadway in 2021. In Pass Over, Moses and Kitch hang out on the corner – talking trash, passing the time, and hoping that maybe today will be different. As they dream of their promised land a stranger wanders into their space and derails their plans. Emotional and lyrical, Pass Over crafts everyday profanities into poetic and humorous riffs, exposing the unquestionable human spirit of young Black men looking for a way out. A provocative riff on Waiting for Godot and the Book of Exodus, Pass Over is a rare piece of politically charged theater by a bold new American voice.
September 23 – November 19
Political exile, revenge, and magic meld in this edge-of-your-seat thriller, capped by a master manipulator’s calculated lesson in the folly of hatred. The Tempest and Pericles will be produced in ASC’s Actors Renaissance style, in which the actors cast and stage the show, in the method used by Shakespeare’s own original company.
September 30 – November 20
A good man confronted by evil and loss, Pericles is driven to the sea again and again in this epic tale of heroism and the quest for love.
Directed by Dawn Monique Williams
This mordantly funny adaptation tilts The Tempest on its head, approaching the story of Prospero and Caliban from a post-colonial perspective. Written in 1968, this seldom-staged work takes on new urgency in today’s world.
December 1 – December 30
The beloved holiday tradition – an audience and company favorite – returns!