Pass Over

Now through Aug 28!

Brandon Carter, KP Powell. Photo by Anna Kariel.

Enrichment Programming at ASC

Take your experience to the next level!

Pass Over

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.

August 11 – 28
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The Tempest 2022

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.

September 23 – November 19
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Pericles 2022

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.

September 30 – November 20
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Une Tempête 2022

This mordantly funny adaptation tilts The Tempest on its head, approaching the story of Prospero and Caliban from a post-colonial perspective.

October 27 – November 19
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A Christmas Carol 2022

This beloved tradition—an audience and company favorite—returns!

December 1 – 30
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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.

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.  

Prep for the Play

Join our stellar Programming team for a crash course in ASC’s approach to Shakespeare’s text with interactive workshops, over two nights, 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.

No Kidding Shakespeare



Tackle Fletcher and Massinger's The Sea Voyage like an ASC actor and perform in a staged reading on the Blackfriars Stage in this "Drama Club" for adults!  

Drama Club Enrolling Now!

Our Fall Season of our popular ASC Drama Club is now enrolling through our partners at Staunton Parks and Rec!

Health and Safety Update

Beginning with Pass Over, ASC will no longer require proof of vaccination or universal masking.

Friday Night Lights On!

Hear from artists, scholars, and industry experts every Friday night at 5 PM!

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