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The Montford Park Players

Address: 92 Gay Street, Asheville, NC 28802
Phone Number: 828 254-5146
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Ranked #21 of 102 Activities in Asheville
Type: Performances
Owner description: North Carolina's longest running Shakespeare Festival, the Montford Park Players presents free...
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Type: Performances
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Fri - Sun 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Words cannot describe this exquisite jewel in Asheville and must be attended by everyone! Wow! Wonderful engagement with the audience, fantastic setting, and creative design set. Rent a chair (or bring your own), take out the goodies from your picnic basket, enjoy a glass (or two) of wine and otherwise spend a delightful evening with the best of Shakespeare!!! The... More 

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Asheville, NC
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It's nice to have this talented and quirky group in Asheville. They are dedicated and hardworking, and the outdoor theatre is such a great place for a picnic!!!!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was looking to do something relaxing after a long and busy first day in Asheville. I couldn't pass up watching a Shakespeare place for free! There are snacks and beverages (alcoholic as well) available for purchase outside of the amphitheater. They were performing Coriolanus that night - a play I had no familiarity with. It was easy to follow... More 

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avl, nc
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I loved the energy and the costumes. It made me feel happy.They did a wonderful job.My whole family enjoyed it. we will go to see them again

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Ridgway, Colorado
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

So awesome to watch these plays out in the park and as dusk sets in all the magic really happens when the Fireflies begin to light up the stage with their presence. Beautiful way to spend a summer evening

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Durham, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A Winter's Tale, not one of the Bards best, but was a really great production in the hands of the Montford Park Players and Warren Wilson. Young fresh takes on Shakespeare. The price is a bargain/

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Charleston SC
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Wonderfuly kept gardens well wort walking and exploring the many areas wonderful statues great for photos

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

They are THE BEST! They give me great joy every summer! I can't wait for the program to come out and set my schedule around the plays. I must admit I am partial to the comedies. I have had enough tragedies to study in my college days and even act in. But Every year, this troop gets better and better... More 

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North Potomac, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Remarkable that a community the size of Asheville can support these free summer/winter productions. Professional effort goes into the plays (mostly Shakespeare) but variations in the quality of the acting are quite noticeable. They don't do any 'editing' of the plays, so go prepared to hear every line in the original. Pay heed to advice in other postings about the... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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