The Young Writers Contest is now open. Please see the contest rules.
Noted Shakespeare scholar Dr. James Shapiro will present two talks at UAH Wilson Hall: "Shakespeare in America" on March 1 and "Macbeth and Equivocation" on March 2.
These talks are open to the public, and HLA members are encouraged to attend.
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 in the Conference Training Center (formerly the Student Union Building) at UAHuntsville. The Conference Training Center is building number 7 on the UAH campus map. The free pre-show lectures will also be held in the Conference Training Center beginning at 6:00pm. Presenters of the lectures will be:

Romeo and Juliet:                Chad Thomas
Two Gentlemen of Verona:   Angela Balla
Our Town:                           Jeff Nelson

This Year's Plays:

Feb 7, 2017 - Romeo and Juliet
Feb 8, 2017 - Two Gentlemen of Verona
Feb 9, 2017 - Our Town by Thornton Wilder

Ticket Pricing:

General Admission: $25
Seniors: $20
HLA Members: $20
Students: $15

Tickets can be purchased on-line through PayPal from our Purchase Tickets page. After January 9, tickets will also be on sale at the Arts Council in the VBC Center, Monroe Street and at the UAHuntsville English Department, Morton Hall 222 at 256-824-6320. Teachers may purchase tickets from Carol Roach, 256-776-0037.


This program is made possible with grants from the Huntsville Arts and Cultural Grant Program, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.


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