American Shakespeare Center on Tour

Thanks to HLA sponsorship, audiences from the entire Tennessee Valley flock to energetic, interpretative presentations of Shakespearean plays each year. Each winter the critically acclaimed American Shakespeare Center (ASC) touring company arrives in Huntsville for three performances.

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The American Shakespeare Center on Tour (formerly Blackfriars Stage Company / Shenandoah Shakespeare) is a nationally recognized touring troupe based in Staunton, Virginia. Performances by this troupe in Huntsville over the past twenty years have been an immense success. Known for fast-paced, engaging performances, this company succeeds with audiences ranging from Shakespearean specialists to students of all ages. Ticket sell-outs are common. Free pre-show lectures by UAH faculty members enhance enjoyment of the plays.

All performances will be held at 7:00pm at Grissom High School, 1001 Haysland Rd SW, Huntsville, AL 35803. Click here for a map. The free pre-show lectures will also be held at Grissom beginning at 6:00pm.

2019 Performances:

Feb 5, 2019 -The Winter’s Tale
Feb 6, 2019 -The Comedy of Errors

Ticket Pricing:

Tickets can be purchased on-line through PayPal from our Purchase Tickets page. After January 9, 2019, tickets will also be on sale at the UAH English Department, Morton Hall 222 at 256-824-2378. Teachers may purchase tickets from Carol Roach, 256-776-0037.


These performances are made possible with grants from the Huntsville Arts and Cultural Grant Program, the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment of the Arts, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.


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