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THE 2024 RICHMOND SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

Richmond Shakespeare is excited to return this summer to the magnificent outdoor courtyard of Agecroft Hall!

 

Lawn chairs and blankets encouraged for pre-show picnicking on the grounds!


 

Much Ado About Nothing
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Shanea N. Taylor
May 23rd - June 23rd
 
6:00pm - Agecroft grounds open for picnicking
(Food trucks on site on select Fridays & Saturdays)
7:30pm - Performance begins in courtyard

 

Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps...

 

Kicking off the Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall is Shakespeare’s beloved Much Ado About Nothing. Masquerades reveal as much as they hide in this hilarious comedy. There is no comedic couple quite as beguiling as Beatrice and Benedick. Wielding words as both weapon and armor (but always with a charming, effervescent glint), their banter is code for so many things - part longing, part loathing, part love. All of it a threat to their carefully cultivated swag. Their chemistry is a barely restrained force of nature. It may just break its bindings. A perpetual Shakespearean favorite; rich, uplifting and oh-so-funny.

Doctor Faustus
By Christopher Marlowe
Directed by James Ricks
July 4th - July 21st
6:00pm - Agecroft grounds open for picnicking
(Food trucks on site on select Fridays & Saturdays)
8:00pm - Performance begins in courtyard

He that loves pleasure must for pleasure fall...

 

Closing out the Richmond Shakespeare Festival is Marlowe's Doctor Faustus. A brilliant but embittered academic, Faustus is a solitary scholar who has exhausted the confines of human knowledge. Frustrated with the futility of religion, law, and science he is desperate for a deeper understanding of the universe – and for the worldwide fame that it will bring. Risking everything, he conjures the demon Mephistophilis and asks him to strike a deal with Lucifer. Twenty four years of absolute knowledge and infinite power in exchange for his soul. Despite being tormented by doubt, Faustus agrees to the deal and signs in blood. But as he begins to revel in his new powers, the world around him starts to collapse and the clock inexorably counts down to the final moment of reckoning.

Tickets to the Festival's 25th Anniversary Season Are On Sale Now!

Online at RichmondShakespeare.org

Richmond Shakespeare Ticket Hotline:

(804) 340-0115 

Please leave a voicemail on the hotline number, and a staff member from Richmond Shakespeare will contact you back as soon as possible.

 

Ticket vouchers from the 2023 season will be honored.

 

Patrons have been contacted by email with instructions to redeem their vouchers.

Venue policies:

Service animals are always welcome at Agecroft Hall & Gardens; however, we ask that other furry friends be kept safely at home.

Smoking and vaping are not permitted in the museum or on the grounds of Agecroft Hall.

Cancellation policy:

Patrons will receive any cancellation-related updates by 5:30pm on the day of the show announced via email and social media. Should any show be cancelled prior to 7:30pm, all ticket-holding patrons will be eligible to reschedule their tickets for another 2024 Richmond Shakespeare Festival performance. Should the show begin, but be cancelled prior to intermission, all ticketholders on site will be eligible to reschedule for another 2024 Richmond Shakespeare performance. Any show cancelled after intermission is not eligible for ticket rescheduling. Rescheduling requests can be made by calling the Box Office at (804) 340-0115 or emailing boxoffice@richmondshakespeare.org

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