New American Shakespeare Tavern
All of the work performed by ASC is Original Practice, meaning that the company adheres to an artistic and philosophical aesthetic that closely resembles that of Shakespeare's own troupe. And as such, this plucky little company from Atlanta, Georgia was the first American company to be invited to speak at the newly-renovated Globe Theater in London in 1995.
The "Little Globe on Peachtree Street" debuted in the spring of 2006, when the building's new Elizabethan-style exterior was presented to the neighborhood. ASC believes that this renovation is an important component of the redevelopment of Peachtree Street in Atlanta's "SoNo" district. An extensive capital campaign also enabled new seating, new carpeting, new flooring in the rehearsal areas, and an upgrade to the company's historically accurate touring set.