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The Montford Park Players

92 Gay Street, Asheville, NC 28802
828 254-5146
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Ranked #10 of 84 Attractions in Asheville
Type: Performances
Owner description: North Carolina's longest running Shakespeare Festival, the Montford Park Players presents free classical theatre under the stars all summer long -... more » Owner description: North Carolina's longest running Shakespeare Festival, the Montford Park Players presents free classical theatre under the stars all summer long - donations are welcome. The Montford Park Players also presents an indoor season from October through April at Asheville's historic Masonic Temple downtown. « less
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Asheville, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This show draws a crowd. If you want to get a good parking place and a place to sit in the outdoor theater get here early. Bring a camp chair or mat. The seating in on a slope. Bring snacks and something to drink. Also bring bug spray. If you are prepared you will have a good time. We just... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was so much fun!! The nicely done outdoor amphitheater was the perfect setting for their upbeat interpretation of The Taming of the Shrew. They started out with a great dance number and then did a super job on the play. On top of that, where else are you going to see Shakespeare for free?!

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Orlando
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Very cool, outdoor theater where you can bring your own bites and drinks to enjoy a night of theater under the stars. And did I mention that it is FREE !!! They do come around with a donation basket but that's completely voluntary. Since we were out of town, we did spring for the $3 VIP reservation, which provided us... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Saw the Montford Park Players in 1976 and was amazed. Unbelieveably I met Butch Guice of commic book fame and Lewis Grizzard, deceased, a famous hummorist for the Atlanta Journal.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Every fall I visit friends in Asheville, and for the last four years, we have scheduled the visit around one of these plays. I cannot tell you how great this experience is: sitting outside, packing a picnic and watching a truly great performance of a Shakespeare play for free! (Please bring cash for a donation at intermission when they pass... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife had never been to a play performed outside so we went and saw Tartuffe presented by the Montford Park Players. The evening stated with the Director and Costume Designer talking about directing the play and creating the costumes. The play was excellent and very enjoyable. The English translation was great and we we able to get all of... More

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ATL, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

While visiting the Asheville area, our family of four checked out the Montford Park Players. We thought it would be a nice free way to spend the evening, so we packed up the cooler with a picnic blanket and headed to the amphitheatre, only to find that this particular production was a fund raising one the Players. Cost of admission... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This mostly volunteer group puts on outstanding plays outdoors during the Summer at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre in the historic Montford area, and indoors during the winter months at the Masonic Temple in Downtown Asheville. The Summer plays are free, and the indoor productions are modestly priced. They do mostly Shakespeare, but other playwrights are also featured as well. It... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I've been a few times with my kids. Bring a blanket & pack a picnic. If you are bringing kids who you think would sit through a Shakespeare play, I recommend going to a comedy as they are always quite engaging for the younger set.

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Lenoir, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We've attended several productions and they are always excellent. Plus, there is something about sitting outside during a performance that makes it extra special.

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