Wicked Folly Tour

April 11 - June 10

Wherever we are, we strive to recover the joy of Shakespeare’s theatre.

We believe that Shakespeare’s Staging Conditions not only help us understand why William Shakespeare is still the world’s most famous playwright, but also to help connect us: to his audiences and what they felt; to what it means to be human; and most importantly, to each other.

Whether we’re at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton or on the road in your hometown, you’re part of an instant community when you experience our productions.  We’re building a world together, suspending our disbelief to romp in the English countryside, to battle in Scotland, or to attend an Italian wedding like no other.

Shows

2017/18 Tour

macbeth william shakespeare spring season blackfriars playhouse

From the first words of the play until the title character loses his head, Shakespeare's shortest tragedy is also his most unrelenting examination of the dark side of humanity. Driven to bloody deeds by their lust for power and supernatural predictions, Macbeth and his Lady fight to hold on to their ill-gotten throne, their sanity, and each other by any means necessary.

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2017/18 Tour

taming of the shrew william shakespeare spring season blackfriars playhouse

This hilarious comedy is much more than a "battle of the sexes"; it is also a profound look at the necessity of "play" in our lives. This production includes Shakespeare's "Induction," which presents the Kate and Petruchio story as a play within the play. Blending romantic comedy and outlandish farce, Shakespeare gives us a love story of psychological liberation and they mysteries of being married.

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2017/18 Tour

sense and sensibility jane austen spring season blackfriars playhouse

After their father dies, the Dashwood women must learn to embrace a new life, for better or for worse. Sisters Marianne (a hopeless romantic) and Elinor (a stoic realist) experience the pitfalls of society, the generosity of new friends, and the passion of unexpected love in this world-premiere adaptation of Jane Austen's exquisite early work. By battling through vicious gossip, relative poverty, and silly characters (not to mention countless set-ups by the "helpful" Mrs. Jennings), these sisters learn the importance of both sense and sensibility.

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