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Richmond Shakespeare Festival returns May 23

This year will be the 25th installment of the River City theater festival


Agecroft Hall hosts the Richmond Shakespeare Festival each summer.

Photo by RICtoday

All the world’s a stage — but this summer, Agecroft Hall will host the players. Richmond Shakespeare’s annual festival will return to put on two classic plays in the garden this summer.

The festival will kick off with “Much Ado About Nothing” — considered one of the Bard’s funniest plays even today — from May 23 to June 2. From July 4-21, you can catch Christopher Marlowe’s “Doctor Faustus.”

Performances will take place Thurday-Sunday nights in Agecroft Hall’s courtyard.

Pro tip: Get there early to enjoy a pre-show picnic on the grounds. Small coolers for picnic items are permitted, but leave umbrellas, tents, and tables at home.

Tickets are at $42 for adults, $37 for adults 60+, and $22 with a military or student ID.

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