David Anthony Lewis and Allison Glenzer in rehearsal for "Much Ado About Nother" at American Shakespeare Center. (Photo by Jay McClure)

American Shakespeare Center Announces 2017 Summer/Fall Season

The lineup will feature three Shakespeare plays and ‘Peter and the Starcatcher.’

STAUNTON, VA.: American Shakespeare Center (ASC) has announced its summer/fall season for 2017.

The season will open with Peter and the Starcatcher (performances begin June 14), by Rick Elice and based on the book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. The play with music explores how Peter Pan became the boy who never grew up. Benjamin Reed, Lauren Ballard, and Greg Brostrom will star.

Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing (performances begin June 15) will run alongside Starcatcher. Josh Innerst, Benjamin Reed, Lauren Ballard, Allison Glenzer, and David Anthony Lewis will star. Jenny Bennett will direct.

Love’s Labour’s Lost (performances begin July 7), by Shakespeare, will be next. Greg Brostrom, Shunté Lofton, Chris Johnston, and David Anthony Lewis will star. Matthew Radford Davies will direct.

The final show for the summer and fall will be The Fall of King Henry (Henry VI, Part 3) (performances begin September 7). René Thornton Jr., Allison Glenzer, and Chris Johnston will star.

Founded in 1988 as Shenandoah Shakespeare Express, the company became American Shakespeare Center in 2005 and explores the English Renaissance stage through performance and education.

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