ASC's 35th Anniversary

Summer Season Now On Stage

Natasia Reinhardt. Photo by Alaina Smith.

Enrichment Programming at ASC

Take your experience to the next level!

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] (again)

In this rush to glory, three madcap players in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave audiences breathless and helpless with laughter. “If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!” —The Today Show

May 17 - June 4
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The Taming of the Shrew 2023

Lucentio loves Bianca, but society’s rules (and her father’s bad temper) prevent her marrying until her older sister Katherina weds—but Katherina is strong-willed, outspoken, and not interested in marriage...

June 16 – August 12
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Measure for Measure 2023

Mocking hypocrisy and skewering corrupt authority, Shakespeare weaves a morality tale where the falsely virtuous are exposed and true-hearted victims rewarded.

June 23 - August 12
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Much Ado About Nothing 2023

Beatrice loves Benedick. Benedick loves Beatrice. So what’s the problem? Feel the joy of love won and the ache of love lost as this story makes you laugh, breaks your heart, and then somehow puts it back together again.

July 21 - November 19
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Virtual Playhouse Tour

Celebrate 35 years of ASC by exploring behind the scenes at the beautiful Blackfriars Playhouse with a virtual Playhouse tour. Similar to our in-person tour, learn about our modern theater & its historical predecessor— with added locations inaccessible to the public!

Year Round
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Friday Night Lights On

A series of Friday night lectures, workshops, and panels featuring a line up of scholars, industry experts, ASC familiar faces, and powerful partnerships.

Resuming on June 16
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Prep for the Play

Join our stellar Programming team for a crash course in ASC’s approach to Shakespeare’s text with information & insights that will help you approach the play like an actor, deepening your understanding of the play and enriching your experience when you visit us to see the show.

Coming This Summer
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Shakespeare Uncorked

ASC has partnered with some local wineries and breweries for a special pre-show experience. Enjoy a tasting of some of the best libations in the area in our upper lobby on select Saturdays throughout 2023. These tastings include a limited edition souvenir glass to take with you.  

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Teacher Seminars

Join us for a weekend at the Blackfriars Playhouse where you will rediscover the joy and accessibility of teaching Shakespeare. Our practical approach will send you back to the classroom equipped to make Shakespeare’s 16th-century lessons engaging for your 21st-century students.  

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Community Concerts

ASC is partnering with community groups from around the Valley for a series of free Community Concerts.

Throughout 2023
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Blackfriars Conference 2023

This November, ASC will welcome conference attendees back to the Blackfriars Playhouse to hear scholarly papers, attend colloquies, compete in staging sessions, and enjoy other social events and activities. The call for papers in now open!

No Kidding Shakespeare Camp

This weeklong summer program for adult thespians blends performance training with academic enrichment, culminating in a staged reading performance on the Blackfriars Playhouse stage. Join us this July!

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