ASC at New American Shakespeare Tavern Announces New Season

It all started on May 16, 1984. As You Like It opened for a one week run at Manuel's Tavern on North Highland Avenue and a dream was born. Ultimately attracting national attention with articles in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and coverage by CBS and CNN news programs, this modest production became the defining experience for what would ultimately become America's only Shakespeare Tavern: An Original Practice Playhouse with a British-Pub menu available before each performance.

Celebrating 20 Years of Performing Shakespeare on Peachtree Street!

Ded Bob's Shakespeare Comedy Spectacular
Directed by Jeffrey Watkins and Clark Orwick
$12 General Admission Preview May 20
May 21-30, 2010
Ded Bob: Insult comedian, unsuccessful hypnotist, gentle lover. This master of the macabre will "Bobmatize" you into enjoying a night full of magic, music and two of our hilarious "Shakespeare's Shorts." You do not want to miss this event!
Only 8 performances of this Elizabethan Vaudeville!
Not suitable for a lot of people, but mostly kids under 12.
Join the cast and crew members for a Question and Answer session on Sunday May 23 after the show!

Directed by Jeffrey Watkins
$12 General Admission Previews June 3 & 4
June 5-27
Forced into the Senate by his overbearing mother, the Achilles-like Coriolanus does nothing to hide his disdain for democracy, which works against him as Rome's leader. His citizens are hungry; his Senate peers are disloyal.
Eventually banished by his own people, this God of War does the only thing he knows to do: lead his own enemy's army to kill the very people he serves. Shakespeare's tale of extreme betrayal is also one of his bloodiest and most political tragedies.
Join the cast and crew members for a Question and Answer session on Sunday June 13 after the show!

Hamlet! The Musical!
Book by Shakespeare (edited by Eddie Levi Lee and Rebecca Wackler)
Lyrics by Lee, Wackler, and Phillip DePoy
Music by Phillip DePoy
Directed by Drew Reeves
Music Director Renee Clark
$14 General Admission Previews July 9 & Wed July 14
$16 General Admission Previews July 10 & 11
July 15-August 8
If Hamlet were a musical, it would be HAMLET! THE MUSICAL! This ain't your mamma's Shakespeare (nor the Tavern's typical take either). But never fear, fans, we're not changing our style, just having some fun! Join us as we turn this Shakespearean tragedy into a musical comedy with music ranging from Rock & Roll to Vegas Lounge Act to Gospel!

Join the cast & crew for a Q&A after the performance on Sunday July 18.

Performance days & times: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 6:30 PM.

Additional show times added for the following production:

Hamlet! The Musical - $14 General Admission Preview Wednesday July 14

7:30pm performance.

Ticket Prices:

Seating areas: Main Floor Seats, Box Seats (on floor) and Balcony Seats

Regular Ticket Prices:
Thurs night:
Main: $20
Box: $17
Balcony: $12

Friday night:
Main: $28
Box: $24
Balcony: $22

Saturday night:
Main: $32
Box: $28
Balcony: $24

Sunday night:
Main: $24
Box: $20
Balcony: $15

An 8% sales tax is added on top of all purchases made at The Shakespeare Tavern.

Discount Ticket Options: $12 tickets for Previews (except for Hamlet! The Musical!: $14 General Admission Previews July 9 & Wed July 14; $16 General Admission Previews July 10 & 11);. Student/Educator prices: $5 off per price level per night except in the Balcony on Thursdays and Sundays. Not valid on Saturday nights. $12 for 10am matinees. $3 off for Military, Seniors, Groups of 10 or more, except in the Balcony on Thursdays and Sundays. Promotional discount offers are not valid closing weekend of a performance.

Purchase Tickets Online for most performances at

For information on:
The Shakespeare Club Program and Flex Pass: call or email The Tavern Box Office at 404.874.5299 or or visit our website at

Education Programs and Workshops: call or email Laura Cole, Education Director at 404-874-5299, X58 or

Volunteer Opportunities: call or email Suzanne Mercer, Volunteer Coordinator at

404-874-5299, X59 or

Accessibility and The Shakespeare Tavern: The Shakespeare Tavern is handicapped accessible. Please let the box office know if you have any special needs that we should be aware of in order to make your Shakespeare Tavern experience the very best we can. Our handicapped entrance ramp/parking is located directly behind our building. Once you turn onto Renaissance Parkway from Peachtree Street, you will turn right onto Courtland Street. The Tavern's back entrance will be immediately on your right once you clear the building on the corner and the traffic poles. The turn comes up quickly, so please drive slowly. Handicapped parking is directly in front of the ramp, behind our building.

Location: The New American Shakespeare Tavern is located at 499 Peachtree Street, NE, just four blocks south of The Fox Theater and directly across the street from Emory University Hospital Midtown.

Parking: In the evening, we recommend parking in the Emory University Hospital Midtown Parking Deck located directly across the street from the front doors of The Shakespeare Tavern on Peachtree Street. Bring your ticket stub to the parking lot attendant at the end of the night and get a discounted parking price. (Regular parking price is $7; discounted price is $4 WITH TICKET STUB!)
We also recommend parking in the InterPark Parking lot, located on the corner of Peachtree and Renaissance Parkway. This is a paid surface lot that should be attended. Parking is usually $5-$7.

DO NOT park on Pine Street or in the empty parking lots on Pine Street. Your car might be booted if you park in these lots.

Food and Beverage Service: The Tavern opens one hour and fifteen minutes before the performance for food and beverage service. Chef for a Night provides a British-pub-style menu for dinner. The Tavern has a beer, wine, coffee, tea, and soft drink bar that serves Bass and Guinness on tap.

Seating and Box Office: Seating is done on a "first come, first served" basis within each designated section. Table seating is limited however all seats can accommodate food and beverages. For reservations or more information, call or email The Tavern Box Office at 404.874.5299 or or order tickets on-line at

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