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“Never disappoints” 5 of 5 stars
Review of American Shakespeare Center

American Shakespeare Center
10 South Market Street, Staunton, VA 24401
877-682-4236
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Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Staunton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: The Blackfriars Playhouse is the world's only re-creation of Shakespeare's indoor theatre. "Stunning", says Frommer's. Located in historic downtown Staunton, VA, this 300-seat Renaissance theatre offers productions of Shakespeare and classic plays year round that the Washington Post says are "shamelessly entertaining" and the Boston Globe says are "phenomenal...bursting with energy”.
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“Never disappoints”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I've been there many times and taken students there for field trips. Always great to schedule a trip with and everything about the experience is magnificent.

Visited August 2013
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“Very enjoyable evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We say the "Return to Forbidden Planet" play based on Shakespeare's "Tempest". Full of humor and great Rock and Roll numbers from the 50's & 60's.

Visited July 2013
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“Fabulous, authentic Shakespeare!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We love the originality of the theater and the innovative style of the performances. The small theater also makes for an intimate experience. Great for parents who want to introduce children to Shakespeare as well as seasoned lovers of the Bard!

Visited July 2013
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Staunton, Virginia
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“Shakespeare Can Be Fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is Shakespeare as his plays were originally presented: with the audience and the actors mixing it up and everyone having a good time. Other theater presentations are also offered, and refreshments are available on stage during intermission.

Visited March 2013
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Staunton, Virginia
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“Great entertainment for a variety of ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great performances and for the budget-minded they also have pay what you will performances. Do not miss it on a trip to Staunton.

Visited July 2013
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