STAUNTON, Va. (WVIR) - The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton has a fresh look just in time for its summer season.

The Blackfriars Playhouse has newly refinished floors, curtains, and has re-hung and re-bulbed chandeliers to create better sightlines.

On Tuesday, June 25, Ethan McSweeny will make his directorial debut at the center when "Julius Caesar" previews on the stage.

"If you haven't been to the Blackfriars Playhouse, you've gotta come and see this,” McSweeny said. “It's the jewel in the Queen City's cultural crown, and if you have been to the Blackfriars you've gotta come back, because it's a whole new era with my artistic leadership and we've just given the whole place a big zhoosh to get ready for you."

Following the "Julius Caesar" performance on Tuesday, "Antony and Cleopatra" will premiere on Wednesday.

The plays are pay-what-you-will through Friday.