Yep, I still get excited when someone quotes me-

Early Praise for She Stoops to Conquer 

Allison Glenzer
and Benjamin Curns
as Mr. and Mrs. Hardcastle
in She Stoops to Conquer.
Photo by Michael Bailey.
ASC Patrons, bloggers, and critics have had nothing but wonderful words to say about She Stoops to Conquer, the second show in our 2013 Fall Season. Our fans describe the show as “superb,” “giddy,” “fun,” and “non-stop laughter.”

Mark Dewey of DC Theatre Scene writes, “Gregory Jon Phelps makes the two faces of Marlow’s character fit so well together that watching him is like seeing both sides of a coin at the same time.” and “John Harrell, who plays Tony Lumpkin…somehow makes waiting for your trust fund to mature seem like a burden no one should be asked to bear without a drink, or several drinks, and a couple of dirty songs.”

And, Charlottesville’s Culture Maven, Mary Burruss says, “If laughter is therapy then go see this play for a good dose of mental health. Benjamin Curns and Allison Glenzer’s performances alone are well worth triple the ticket price or the average cost of one visit to a psychiatrist.”


ASC’s 25th Anniversary Celebration a Huge Success!

2013 Goodfellow Award honoree,
Dr. Cynthia Haldenby Tyson,
and ASC Co-founder
Dr. Ralph Alan Cohen
at Saturday’s Celebration.
Thanks to everyone who joined us this past Saturday
at our 25th Anniversary Celebration. 
We kicked off the night at the Playhouse, with more than 250 people in attendance to watch all 23 current ASC actors perform a collection of scenes and songs from our 25th Anniversary Seasons, as well as special “throwback” scenes from the past featuring guest appearances from former ASC actors.

The party continued at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel with dinner and dancing to a playlist of songs that have been part of ASC performances. Long after the food and flowers were gone, guests continued to mingle at after-parties throughout Staunton.

And the best part of Saturday night? The ASC raised $60,000 to help fund the organization. For the fun, the donations, and the general celebration, we “can no other answer make but thanks; and thanks, and ever thanks.”

Catch the World’s Mine Oyster Tour this Fall
This Fall, the 2013/14 World’s Mine Oyster Tour is traveling the mid-Atlantic, New England, and beyond with OthelloThe Merry Wives of Windsor, and Henry IV, Part 1But, the most important question is: How close will we get to where you live?

In October, the tour will make stops in Roanoke and Lawrenceville, VA; Oneonta, Canton, Valhalla, and Riverdale, NY; Colchester, VT; and West Hartford, CT. In November, they’ll hit Orville, OH; Albany, NY; and Norfolk, VA, before returning to Staunton for the 2013 Holiday Season at the Blackfriars Playhouse.

See if the ASC on Tour is coming
to a theatre near you!
Submit Your ShakesStory Today
A ShakesStory comes from you.  Because we’re doing this as part of our 25th Anniversary, we want the stories to relate to the ASC, but the most important part is that it’s personal.  We want you to share a memory, an experience, or tell us what the ASC means to you.

We encourage everyone to share their ShakesStory by filling out our simple submission form.

Masthead Banner (from L to R): Gregory Jon Phelps as Troilus in Troilus and Cressida and Emily Brown as Constance Neville inShe Stoops to Conquer. Photos by Michael Bailey.

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