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Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland

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The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is a regional repertory theatre in Ashland, Oregon, United States, founded in 1935 by Angus L. Bowmer. The Festival now offers matinee and evening performances of a wide range of classic and contemporary plays not limited to Shakespeare. During the Festival, between five and eleven plays are offered in daily rotation six days a week in its three theatres. It welcomed its millionth visitor in 1971, its 10-millionth in 2001, and its 20-millionth visitor in 2015. At any given time between five and eleven plays are offered in daily rotation six days a week in its three theatres.
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  • So happy to be back at the Oregon Shakespearean Festival. Revenge Song was our favorite. The acting was terrific, every single actor, not a weak link in the whole cast! The two female leads were so....  more
    So happy to be back at the Oregon Shakespearean Festival. Revenge Song was our favorite. The acting was terrific, every single actor, not a weak link in the whole cast! The two female leads were so....  more »
  • I'm sad to say that the current artistic director has ruined our local theater, and that's not too strong a word for it. Since she arrived, almost every play is a leftist, politically correct... 
    I'm sad to say that the current artistic director has ruined our local theater, and that's not too strong a word for it. Since she arrived, almost every play is a leftist, politically correct...  more »
  • My husband has been going to OSF annually since the late 1970s and I have been going since 2000. We have raised our 3 kids on Ashland and OSF. Our extended family goes annually and donates... 
    My husband has been going to OSF annually since the late 1970s and I have been going since 2000. We have raised our 3 kids on Ashland and OSF. Our extended family goes annually and donates...  more »
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  • Excellent productions with fine actors. This town has three comfortable theatres used for a variety of dramas, musicals and some Shakespeare productions during a long March to November season. Loved the 'Preface' ($10) which is a 30-minute talk given by an actor and theatre scholar as an intro to each play's author, storyline and production history. Very informative and helpful if you're going to shows with school age children.
  • Excellent evening watching the Tempest. Would recommend hiring cushions ($3 each) for a long performance. Otherwise seating spacious. Great view of the stage. Definitely recommend going.
  • Love the theater the show was great! Being that we are from another state and the first time visiting! It would have been nice to have been made aware of mandatory mask and proof of covid vaccinations to enter and open out door theater. Yeah sounds weird and doesn't make sense. But for us to have been made aware when we purchased our tickets and the multiple reminder emails of the upcoming show and asking for donations. Somewhere would have been nice to make that made aware.
  • I've just stepped out of the theater. Unseen. My running nose is hidden behind my mask, but the tears are visible. I'm now sitting on a bench in the park, down by the pond. Trying to let the sounds of moving water and child voices soothe me. The images and story of the play was so powerful. The actors did their part. I'm left with the feeling...I've seen. Apathy is so much easier. Seeing is so hard. Thank you for this.
  • “ITS CHRISTMAS, CAROL” A Fun and Fast Paced Slapstick Comedy Play in Ashland at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Playing till January 2022. We really enjoyed it!!!

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