Theater

American Shakespeare Center presents "Hamlet"

7:30pm-10pm - The American Shakespeare Center presents "Hamlet" (with preshow entertainment starting at 7pm) at the Scottish Rite Theatre, 406 Capitol Street.

American Shakespeare Center’s “Sweet Smoke of Rhetoric" Adult/Teacher Workshop

Designed for students and teachers of English and drama as well as general Shakespeare enthusiasts, this American Shakespeare Center workshop demonstrates how to use five main types of rhetorical devices – Repetition, Omission, Addition, Direction and Substitution – as clues for character in Shakespeare’s plays, both for acting cues and for analytical purposes.Much of Shakespeare’s powerful command of language stems from his ab

Carriage Trail Leaf Walk

Autumn and art come together for a delightful walk along this charming trail, featuring costumed actors doing vignettes from various plays:  LimeLight Theatre Company, The Theatre Project from the Children’s Theatre of Charleston, The Alban Arts Center and music including musical easels.

American Shakespeare Center presents "Hamlet"

For centuries, audiences have seen themselves in the brilliant, troubled prince at the center of this ghost story, comedy, seven-murder revenge thriller, and philosopher’s gold mine.

FestivALL Fall 2014 and HallowEast

FestivALL Fall returns October 24-26 with the drama of Shakespeare, the beauty of a West Virginia autumn, visual arts, music, dance, theater and more! Get creative with some pumpkin carving then head to the theater or ballet. Experience art in unique outdoor settings or cross off some holiday gift shopping with fine hand-made art and craft. Check Events on this site and social media for continuing updates and details. 

WV Music Hall of Fame Presents "Hillbilly Squares" starring Pierre LaCock

Following the two "West Virginia Squares" starring Peter Marshall tapings on Tuesday, June 24, the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame will host a special no-holds-barred segment called “Hillbilly Squares.” The 10 p.m. show - which is not recommended for children - will be hosted by Pierre LaCock (Peter Marshall’s given name). Note: West Virginia PBS has nothing to do with the adult version of this show.

Location, Location, Location "A Streetcar Named Despair"

Two down on their luck private eyes, a beautiful damsel in distress and a mysterious stranger weave hilarious suspense on a trolley ride around the city. This is the Charleston Stage Company 2007 winner performed on a KRT Trolley Bus. Pick up free tickets in advance from the The Charleston Town Center information desk (4 maximim per person).

Schedule: Performances beginning at 11:15am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm

Leaves from Charleston Town Center on Court Street

Location, Location, Location "The Gallery Play"

Charleston Stage Company’s free site-specific, ten-minute plays have been performed since the inception of FestivALL and are products of play writing contests. This year’s plays are past winners. “The Gallery Play” won in 2013.

Performances begin at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm

The Riggs Corporation Stage Saturday

Variety entertainment and music

11am    Todd Burge, West Virginia's premier singer/songwriter

12pm    Jonathan Burns, Flexible Comedy, He ties himself in knots for your amusement!

1pm      Jenna Brooke Swanson- Belly Dance and more

2pm      Jonathan Burns

3pm      Jenna Brooke Swanson

The Riggs Corporation Stage Sunday

 Variety entertainment and music

11am    Todd Burge, West Virginia's premier singer/songwriter

12pm    Jonathan Burns, Flexible Comedy, He ties himself in knots for your amusement!

1pm      Jenna Brooke Swanson- Belly Dance and more

2pm      Jonathan Burns

3pm      Jenna Brooke Swanson

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