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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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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34 attraction reviews
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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