From the 2016-2017 Season:
Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales
Playing April 01, 2017 to April 23, 2017
A Suzi Bass Awards Recommended Show!
No performance Sunday April 16
Join us for a medieval romp through boisterous and bawdy olde England. Drawing on the Celtic British influences of Geoffrey Chaucer's writing, this hilarious adaptation reintroduces the tales in forms ranging from classical to spaghetti Western!
Wife of Bath’s Tale
Nun’s Priest’s Tale
Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday April 9 after the show!
The plot of most of the stories in The Canterbury Tales centers on sex. While there is no nudity in the play, there are frequent moments of playful sexuality including sounds of comedic passion and a brief moment of erotic (clothed) dancing. Everything is performed tongue-in-cheek, no pun intended. Please take this into consideration if you are thinking of bringing children, sensible adults or a nun.
Directed by Kati Grace Brown
Act One: 60 minutes / 15 minute intermission / Act Two: 70 minutes (Show will end at approx. 10pm/9pm Sundays)
Performances April 1-23, 2017
Bardometer RatingHow difficult is this Shakespearean play to grasp? On a scale of 1 to 10.
What does rating this mean?
You may already know the story and what happens at the end. But even if you don’t, the play is light and the plot is easy to follow. Limited violence, limited bawdiness (see below). There are very few things – historical, religious, or political – that you need to know ahead of time. Just enjoy!
A note about bawdiness in Shakespeare: It exists. Despite what your English teacher taught you, Shakespeare wrote some pretty saucy lines and they pop up from time to time. While there is never any nudity on stage, our actors are trained to make the text clear. If we feel a show contains a plethora of Graphic Elizabethan Poetry (or is very bloody/violent/triggering) we will put that disclaimer in the blurb about the show. It won’t happen often. If this Bardometer lists a play as a 1 or 2, you can rest assured that it is an appropriate show for kids under ten.
Performances this season
- Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury TalesPerformances begin April 01, 2017
- The Comedy of ErrorsPerformances begin April 29, 2017
- The Two Gentlemen of VeronaPerformances begin May 26, 2017
- Richard The ThirdPerformances begin June 17, 2017
- A Midsummer Night’s DreamPerformances begin July 08, 2017
- The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)Performances begin August 05, 2017
- The Taming of the ShrewPerformances begin August 26, 2017
Non-ASC events this season
- Aris presents A Staged Reading of “Ulysses” (June 6 & 7) at
- Atlanta Chamber Players: World Premiere & “Blue Danube” (May 9) at
- LadyShakes 2017: An Evening of Shakespeare, Performed & Produced by the Women of the Tavern (May 15) Mon, May 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm
- Hysteria Machines Presents: Winter is Coming, GoT Nerdlesque (July 22 & 24) at