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Address: 92 Gay Street, Asheville, NC 28802
Phone Number: +1 828-254-5146
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Description: North Carolina's longest running Shakespeare Festival, the Montford Park...
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 a ticketed indoor season from October through April at Asheville's historic Masonic Temple downtown.
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I have no idea what Shakepeare plays are about, but watching this group perform them is as funny and entertaining as can be. Plus, the design of the amphitheater is so well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Tyler, Texas
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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

I have no idea what Shakepeare plays are about, but watching this group perform them is as funny and entertaining as can be. Plus, the design of the amphitheater is so well planned that you can't help but enjoy a picnic dinner and performance. The players obviously have a tremendous amount of fun putting on these performances and the audience... More 

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san francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Saw the production of Midsummer Nights Dream. What fun!!! The setting is beautiful under the trees in a park. The actors were young and full of energy. It was a hip hop version of the Bard. Sometimes it is tricky to pull off an updated interpretation of Shakespeare, but in this case it all worked. Suggestion: Take a comfortable folding... More 

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John R, General Manager at The Montford Park Players, responded to this review

We're so pleased you enjoyed our performance. Our 43-year mission is to make theatre available, affordable, entertaining and educational for all. More 

Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This was just plain, unadulterated fun! What a beautiful, permanent outdoor venue for summer performances with terraced benches into a hillside and plenty of room for chairs, kids, dogs, and coolers. Mid Summer's Night Dream was the perfect choice for a modern adaptation to rap music. I HATE rap music, but I must say, the dialogue was truly matched to... More 

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Watertown, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Went to a show for the first time this past Friday as they did Shakespeare's MidSummer Nights Dream to hip-hop music...IT WAS AWESOME! And a great venue!!!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My high school mates helped start this troop 40 years ago. The productions were good then...on a limited budget during a slow time in Asheville. Now that my own home town is hot, I'm happy to say the productions are still excellent...and still free. Their 2011 updated "Julius Ceasar" ,set during modern war in Iraq/Afghanistan was just brilliant. You can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Superbly talented, energetic group of actors! This adaptation of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream is so much fun! Asheville's free Shakespeare theater by The Montford Players is not to be missed!

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Treat yourselves to a wonderful night of entertainment. Culture is alive and well in Asheville. The price is right--it's free!! Contributions are appreciated though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Saw a flyer posted for the production "Private Lives" and on a whim I decided to go online and buy a tickets for that nights performance. I am very glad that I did. The show was fantastic. I met an older lady at the show that had been in their previous shows and we spent the rest of the night... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Montford park players have been an Asheville theatrical staple for many years now, and from the beginning their passion for theater and the Bohemian atmosphere of the open air shows were one of those things that helped make Asheville special. In more recent years they have started performing during the winter months as well, since the Masonic temple opened... More 

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MontfordParkPlayers, General Manager at The Montford Park Players, responded to this review

Thank you, Josiah, for your review. At the Montford Park Players, we are constantly striving to improve both the quality and the depth of our repertoire, with the ultimate goal being a great experience for our audiences. Look for our upcoming shows at the Masonic Temple AND for the new renovations at our outdoor Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, coming this year!... More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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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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Address: 92 Gay Street, Asheville, NC 28802
Phone Number: +1 828-254-5146
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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