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American Shakespeare Center, Staunton

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The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) is a regional theatre company located in Staunton, Virginia, that focuses on the plays of William Shakespeare; his contemporaries Ben Jonson, Beaumont and Fletcher, Christopher Marlowe; and works related to Shakespeare, like James Goldman's The Lion in Winter and Bob Carlton's Return to the Forbidden Planet.
The ASC is notable for its theatre, the Blackfriars Playhouse, the world's first recreation of the original indoor Blackfriars Theatre in London that was demolished in 1655. As a theater company, the ASC hosts performances by two rotating ensembles of 16 different titles in 5 distinct seasons, 52 weeks a year, at its Blackfriars Playhouse, as well as hosting a regional travelling company, ASC on Tour. The ASC also provides a year-round laboratory for students and scholars through education programming in Staunton and on the road.
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  • Saw Macbeth in the Rose Terrace Theatre. A great outdoor venue for theatre in the summer. Great production although occasionally the dialogue was hard to hear. The actors doubled as the house band.....  more »
  • Amazing performance by a very gifted bunch of entertainers. I say entertainers because singing and accompanying with musical instruments by every cast member added to the acting, and put the show...  more »

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