All's Well That Ends Well

The third title of ASC's thrilling Actors' Ren Summer Opens This Weekend!

Meg Rodgers. Photo by Ben Steinhauer.

Check out ASC's summer lineup of engaging programming for all ages!


Electrifying and immediate, Macbeth plunges headlong into the darkest depths of the human condition and the toxic underbelly of politics and warfare—with murder begetting murder, and blood thirsting for blood. This twisted tale ends as it began, in the manifestation of a dark prophecy; with one final, fatal blow, the light prevails and tomorrow dawns anew.    

Summer and Fall 2021
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Henry V

In this final, epic installment of Shakespeare’s Henriad trilogy, ASC veteran Brandon Carter leads “once more unto the breach” as King Henry V—one of the greatest monarchs in English history. Swashbuckling adventure and romance burst at the seams of this the most exciting of Shakespeare’s histories, which ends, as so many of the great stories do, in a wedding.

Summer and Fall 2021
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All's Well That Ends Well

Helena has a heart that will not be denied. All’s Well That Ends Well upends and reexamines the love story, reveling in the imperfection. Part fairy tale, part farce, and all heart, this often-overlooked masterpiece takes audiences on a hilarious journey through courtship and class, danger and desire, and ridicule and (if the title proves true) redemption.

Summer and Fall 2021
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Keene by Anchuli Felicia King

Keene By Anchuli Felicia King Directed by Mei Ann Teo Keene is a laugh-out-loud funny, thought-provoking play that finds two young scholars of color, adrift in a sea of white at a scholarly Shakespeare conference, where they grapple with their longing for recognition, the scrabbling competitiveness of their peers, and their own hilarious personal demons.  

October 7 – November 28
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A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The beloved tradition is back.

December 2021
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A Christmas Carol 2020

Prep For The Play: All's Well That Ends Well


All's Well That Ends Well - Prep for the Play

Want to know more about our third title this season? Join team Education for a crash course in ASC’s approach to Shakespeare’s text with four interactive workshops that will hone your textual toolkit and help you approach the play like an actor. Dive deep into the text of All's Well That Ends Well to learn how the play came together and make your own choices about performance -- all without leaving your couch.
This course will meet synchronously on Zoom for 60-90 mins each night for the four nights—August 9 - 12, covering a different topic each night (schedule below). Join us for one workshop or all four!
  • Monday, August 9 @ 5:30pm ET- Editing Shakespeare
  • Tuesday, August 10 @ 5:30pm ET - Verse
  • Wednesday, August 11 @ 5:30pm ET - Rhetoric
  • Thursday, August 12 @ 5:30pm ET- Stage Directions
Each Night: $15  All Four Events: $50

Professional Development Weekend



This two-day, in-person program features six curated 'playshops'—interactive workshops where you learn and practice activities to use in your classroom while gaining valuable insight and information—and tickets to the related shows! As an added bonus, teachers can earn Continuing Education Units for professional development. (August 13 - 14)      

Live @ Blackfriars

Join ASC music maestro Chris Johnston and special guests for a free concert from the Blackfriars stage, streamed live! Next Live@ coming in September!

Throughout the Year
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Playhouse Tours

Our ASC Education Tour Guides will take you up, down, and around the world's only re-creation of Shakespeare's indoor playhouse and share secrets and anecdotes from the past and the present (exact tour spots dependant upon actor presence in the building). 

Year Round
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The Dr. Ralph Presents Podcast

Listen in with past and present ASC favorites as they explore “What is the Actors’ Ren Season?”

Keene by Anchuli Felicia King

Starting this October, ASC presents the world-premiere of Anchuli Felicia King's Keene. Winner of Shakespeare's New Contemporaries, tickets to this thought-provoking, hilarious play are on sale now!

Prep for the Play: All's Well

Join team Education for a crash course in ASC’s approach to Shakespeare’s text with four interactive workshops that will hone your textual toolkit and help you approach the play like an actor! Choose one workshop or all four!

Become Ingrained

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ASC SafeStart

ASC was among the first companies in North America to return to live performance with our innovative & evolving SafeStart Plan. Learn more & explore our calendar...