If you live in this area, you aren't going to be able to turn around without bumping into some Shakespeare this weekend, all brought to you by the amazing American Shakespeare Center. First, the Actors' Renaissance Season is kicking into gear at the Blackfriars Playhouse, with a second play being added to the rotation. The Revenger's Tragedy by Thomas Middleton joins A Midsummer Night's Dream. You can see the former Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, and you can see the latter Sunday afternoon.
Or, maybe you have a taste for Hamlet, in which case you could see the Touring Company's performance at the new black box theater at Blue Ridge Community College (where I hope you'll run into a lot of my students).
Or, maybe you're interested in tasting some wine along with your Shakespeare and would like to help the ASC out financially at the same time, in which case you might attend the Veritas Vineyard & Winery ASC Fundraiser Saturday evening, where you'll enjoy the Touring Company's performance of The Comedy of Errors, not to mention the great food and drink.
If you haven't seen an ASC production, this is a great opportunity to see one or more. If you have, this is a great chance to show your support to this wonderful organization.