WELCOME BACK TO THE PLAYHOUSE (AND BEYOND)
The Summer 2020 SafeStart Season repertory features an ensemble of actors performing Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of (mis)identity Twelfth Night alongside his tragedy of jealousy and racism, Othello, all while keeping the focus on a carefully developed series of protocols designed to keep actors, staff, and audiences safe in the era of coronavirus.
Whether you join us under the chandeliers of the Blackfriars Playhouse, under the stars on the airy lawn of the Blackburn Inn, or online via live stream events; we’ve kept the lights on just for you!
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1. BLACKFRIARS PLAYHOUSE
We’ve limited the capacity of our Playhouse to fewer than 125 socially distanced seats, but the experience remains as lively and priceless as ever.
Join us in the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor stage for two remarkable stories with the assurances of ASC SafeStart including our commitments to: universal masking, contactless ticketing and programs, elimination of concessions, and enhanced hygiene protocols throughout our facilities.
READ THE ASC SAFESTART
2. THE BLACKBURN INN
Join ASC’s repertory on our summer field trip to the historic property of Staunton’s beautiful boutique hotel the Blackburn Inn and Conference Center! The Blackburn Inn is the perfect setting to host ASC’s outdoor performances of Shakespeare in the twilight.
For one low price, up to four members of a household can share your own private Illyria! Each ticket purchases a designated 8×8 foot patch of soft green grass.
- Each square can hold up to 4 people, or 2 if you choose a lawn chair space.
- Pre-order a picnic basket (including wine!) with your ticket
3. BlkFrs LIVE
ASC, in partnership with Marquee TV, will present two one-night-only pay-per-view digital events LIVE from the beautiful Blackfriars Playhouse!
Bring the Playhouse to your house…
TWELfTH NIGHT – AUGUST 21 at 7:15 PM EDT
OTHELLO – AUGUST 28 at 7:15 PM EDT
- Purchase digital tickets via Marquee TV website
- Can’t make the live stream? Each performance will be available for on-demand purchase for 16 days after its initial live stream!