October 26, 2023 – November 18, 2023


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“Nature teaches beasts to know their friends…”
Coriolanus, Act 2, Scene 1

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.

“Explosive! This company has clearly grown comfortable working together, and this frees them to add a dangerous edge to scenes so raw you’re not sure where the next blow will come from.” – DC Theater Arts

This show was ensemble-directed as an ASC Actors’ Renaissance production.

Run time: 2 hours 25 minutes which includes one 15-minute intermission

A note about casting: “The American Shakespeare Center firmly believes that our casting choices should mirror the rich diversity of our community. By approaching classic works with a fresh and diverse perspective, we strive to ensure that Shakespeare’s timeless texts remain vibrant and meaningful for future generations.” – Brandon Carter, Artistic Director

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