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Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2017

from www.OSFAshland.org Scene from Henry IV; photo by Jenn Graham

Now that summer heat has come to Redding, you might want to escape to somewhat cooler Ashland, OR and take in a play or two at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. They offer 11 different plays that include three or four by Shakespeare and seven by other classic writers, as well as modern and contemporary work and world premieres. When you visit you can see one or two plays or up to nine plays in one week! Here’s what’s playing through October 2017:

  • Julius Caesar
  • Shakespeare in Love
  • Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles
  • Henry IV Part 1
  • Hannah and the Dread Gazebo
  • UniSon
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • The Odyssey
  • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
  • Henry IV Part 2
  • Off the Rails

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1935. Their season runs from February through early November, and they have three theatres: our two indoor stages, the Angus Bowmer Theatre and the Thomas Theatre, and their flagship outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre, which opens in early June and runs through mid-October. There are also FREE Green Shows summer and fall entertainment on the bricks, six nights a week (Tuesday through Sunday) at 6:45 p.m. from June through October.

Ticket prices vary by seating section and availability. Weekday performances will generally offer the best value. You can get member discounts (from February 18–June 18 and October 10–29) and even sign up for special ticket deals. You might also enjoy a backstage tour Tuesdays-Sundays for $20.