Stuart Hall’s theatre opportunities take advantage of our rich local theatre culture. Staunton is blessed with a plethora of both amateur and professional theatre troupes, schools, and performance organizations, both musical and dramatic. Best known is the American Shakespeare Company, whose Blackfriar Playhouse stage has hosted our students performing Christmas Pantos, written and performed by our students, for the last several years. Mary Baldwin University’s graduate theater program has regularly provided guest directors. This year we will be expanding our course offerings through collaboration with local professional theater schools and organizations.