Only three days until Christmas and it's rainy outside so why not take in a Shakespeare play at Staunton's Blackfriars Playhouse? This identical replica of its namesake in England, known as Shakespeare's American home, presents all kinds of entertainment throughout the year, pulling the audiences into the story lines in the up-close-and-personal setting.
With a reputation that has grown every year, "The American Shakespeare Center hosts an internationally acclaimed theatre company that performs Shakespeare's works under their original staging conditions -- on a simple stage, without elaborate sets, and with the audience sharing the same light as the actors. Home to the ASC's resident troupe and the ASC on Tour, the Blackfriars Playhouse has been established as one of America's premier Shakespeare destinations."
Today Blackfriars is featuring three plays, two presentations of the traditional Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol," and one of the boisterous, adults-oriented "The 12 Dates of Christmas."
While in town, there's restaurants for lunch and dinner, and coffee houses to sit and chat with friends. It's Staunton ... there's lots to love.
Fa la la la la!