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The Montford Park Players

92 Gay Street, Asheville, NC 28802
828 254-5146
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Ranked #8 of 80 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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Waynesville, North Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We packed up a cooler and some treats and enjoyed a terrific performance of The Merchant of Venice. The cast was excellent and interacted with the audience, right down to eating someone's grapes while delivering the lines!

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Weaverville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Sit outside and enjoy some fine performances of Shakespeare. You start under the evening sunset and finish as the sun has set. Take a snack and a lawn chair or a blanket. You are outside on a terraced ground. Most performances are not amplified so be quiet, listen and enjoy. The performers project their voice well with their trained skills... More

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Appalachia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Plein air theatre, sweet and cool and green surroundings; great good feeling; easy parking and refreshments available on your way up to theatre

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asheville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

My family and I always enjoy these summer plays. It takes a while for my 10 year old to follow the dialogue, but he always has a profound synopsis/comment/critque afterward. We are always excited to join MPP each month outdoors in summer! Most of the actors are top notch. Its classic entertainment for the whole family, with truffles and beverages... More

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Taylors, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

My husband and I went up to Asheville - a little over an hour from where we live in South Carolina- to see the players last performance of Hamlet. Having never been up there before, we were very impressed by both the stage and the audience area set-up. The sky was clear, the air was crisp, and the actors were... More

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Boise
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We got to see Hamlet in the park, for free. They also have a local brew pub serving beer. Hamlet is a long play, but it was well done. If you are in town during a show, go watch it.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Well it was great! Absolutely. Very organic and well worth any donation, but the rain came. So plan accordingly. We had no umbrellas but the kindly put up a tent for us. And the $2 chairs were worth not having to pack our own.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

If you are in Asheville during the summer months I encourage you to check out Shakespeare in the Park. It is free to the public (but donations are encouraged). They sell beer and snacks on site and you can rent an Adirondack chair for $2. The shows are done by a local troupe who are all great and they always... More

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