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“She stoops to conquer is outrageously good” 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 12 attractions in Staunton
Type: Theaters
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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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Blacksburg, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“She stoops to conquer is outrageously good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Hilarious play with a capable and exuberant cast. A great experience and you will leave the theatre energized and feeling good.

Visited September 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“What fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I didn't think I would like Shakespeare...But we went to see a comedy play and laughed our heads off. The actors are so talented. Don't worry about not understanding Shakespeare. You can understand what is going on. When they break into a current top 40 hit song in the middle of the play, you'll really get a treat! They are amazing! We have been to see several of their plays... The comedies are our favorite! Love this place!

Visited November 2012
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Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“People working there are rude”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I didn't get a chance to see a play because we were just passing through, I adore shakespeare and have always wanted to see this playhouse. We went in on a Wednesday afternoon and asked if we could just see the inside they said and they said no. I explained we couldn't stay to see a play because of my 9 month old and asked again if I could just peek in and they were very rude!

Visited September 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“This is a must when in this part of Virginia.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is an excellent Shakespeare theater experience. It is playful, intimate and fun. You feel as if you are in a theater in about the year 1600, with more comfortable seats.

Visited September 2013
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Aldie VA
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“Wonderful "Othello" production”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We were extremely impressed with this production of "Othello." The theatre is small and we all thoroughly enjoyed the play. Some of us intend to return in December for "A Christmas Carol."

Visited September 2013
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