Winter: The Actors’ Renaissance

January 24 - April 19

14 Actors. 4 Plays. No Directors.

The players rule the day in this season, as our company’s most skilled and senior actors stage every show—no directors allowed. Like the actors in Shakespeare’s day, it falls to them to pull the costumes, block the scenes, and find the pace and passion in every line, creating a bond between the players as well as with the audience. It’s a fast-paced, fascinating experience that led Washington Post theatre critic Peter Marks to declare: “I arrived a skeptic, I left a believer.”

Shows

January 24 - April 19, 2020

jessika williams

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 in Shakespeare’s tale of trickery and true love.

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January 31 - April 18, 2020

While young Prince Hal follows the path toward kingship under the eye of his father, the aging Falstaff drinks and starts trouble. The satisfying end to a tale too full of adventure to be told in just one play...

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February 21 - April 17, 2020

Arden of Faversham

Travel to the land of Iberia—a sort of adult Never-Never-Land—where King Abracas’ royal dilemmas include marrying off his sister before his own feelings for her get in the way and a murderous plot against him hatched by his own mother. This show is wickedly funny!

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March 19 - April 18, 2020

Henry IV, Part 1

Shakespeare’s masterful tale of family and friends, honor and happiness, and those moments when we are forced to choose between the thing we desire and the thing we know we must do.

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April 5 - 16, 2020

zoe speas

ASC’s signature Renaissance Run of this delightful script may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Watch as our skilled actors, scripts in hand, navigate the multiple plots and dramatic ironies of this romp through the city of Cheapside...

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