Fall Season 2023
Join us for an epic conclusion to ASC's 35th Anniversary year
Enrichment Programming at ASC
Take your experience to the next level!
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.
A royal family unravels in this thrilling drama. Shattered by his father’s murder and horrified by his mother’s hasty remarriage to his scheming uncle, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet plots revenge, feigning madness that soon consumes him. Plot and counterplot build to a devastating finale as Hamlet’s obsession finally destroys everyone around him.Sponsored by Paul G. Beers of Roanoke, VA.
Class war and the struggle for equity and justice were unlikely themes for a theater company called the King’s Men, but Shakespeare’s Coriolanus pits a leader whose pride places him so far above his subjects that he can scarcely hide his disdain. When hunger drives the people to sedition, Coriolanus wins back their regard in feats of battle—only to lose their faith and his life. Unbending pride and untrammeled power make a deadly mix in this riveting tragedy.
A Christmas Carol 2023
The ultimate tale of transformation, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol transports miserly Ebenezer Scrooge high above the streets of Victorian London, where Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future haunt his dreams…accomplishing, in one fateful night, what a lifetime of grasping and greed could not do: the warming of his cold, cold heart. Join a holiday tradition beloved by families and friends of all ages!
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.
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.
Virtual Playhouse Tour
No Kidding Shakespeare
No Kidding Drama Club is a drama club...for adults! Join in the fun and perform on the Blackfriars Stage along with ASC Education Artists and other special guests.