ASC is an amazing place... the actors are top-notch, and every performance we've attended has been fabulous. Mostly Shakespeare plays, but they do put on other productions throughout the year as well (especially at Christmas... i.e. Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' and Sedaris' 'The Santaland Diaries', as well as musical performances and such). They do an excellent job of making their productions extremely accessible for the audience, and there is a lot of audience interaction in each performance. The Blackfriar's Playhouse at ASC was built as an exact replica of Shakespeare's Globe Theater, and just as Shakespeare did, they 'do it with the lights on'. So no darkness during the shows... and it works. People come from far and wide to attend performances at ASC, and I highly recommend a visit to anyone! (There is an age minimum for most shows, so good to check on this if you are attending with children.) They offer 'pay what you will' preview and opening nights, where you can attend and donate as you like on your way out - versus paying for a ticket ahead of time. You do have to wait in line and aren't guaranteed a certain seat, but it's well worth it if you need a less expensive way to experience the shows. (Or you can of course support the center and put in large donations as well, of course!) ASC is a true gem, and has made Shakespeare fun for me. I love this place and attend performances as often as I'm able - and highly recommend it for everyone else, too!