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OSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre Opens June 7-9OSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre Opens June 7-9
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival invites audiences to enjoy two plays by William Shakespeare-plus one about a young girl with a crucial superpower, curiosity, and the beloved fantastical dream adventure in which she tries to figure out how to stay true to who she is-under the stars when its flagship outdoor theatre opens the weekend of June 7-9, 2019. The Allen Elizabethan Theatre will feature Macbeth, directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela; Alice in Wonderland, adapted from Lewis Carroll by Eve Le Gallienne and Florida Friebus, directed by Sara Bruner; and All's Well That Ends Well, directed by Tracy Young. Previews begin May 28, and all three shows will run through the weekend of October 11-13. (more...)

OFF THE RAILS Opens 7/30 at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will reach a long-overdue milestone this month with the opening of the world-premiere production of Off the Rails, the 82-year-old Festival's first play by a Native writer. Playwright Randy Reinholz's irreverent and subversive adaptation of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, directed by OSF Artistic Director Bill Rauch, previews July 27, 28 and 29, opens July 30 and runs in the Angus Bowmer Theatre through the end of the 2017 season. (more...)

OSF Closes its 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival wrapped up the 2016 season on October 30 with the final performances of Great Expectations, Richard II, Twelfth Night and The Yeomen of the Guard. Preparations for the 2017 season and 2017 member ticket sales are already underway. The 2017 opening weekend is February 24-26; preview performances begin February 17. (more...)

OSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre to Open in June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Oh, the places you'll go! The Oregon Shakespeare Festival transports audiences to a ghostly Danish castle, dynastic China, and Oz's Emerald City when its outdoor theatre opens the weekend of June 17-19. The Allen Elizabethan Theatre will feature Hamlet, directed by Lisa Peterson; the classic 1970s musical The Wiz, directed by Robert O'Hara; and The Winter's Tale, directed by Desdemona Chiang. The shows will close the weekend of October 14-16. (more...)

OSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival opens its outdoor theatre the weekend of June 12-14 with Shakespeare's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, directed by Bill Rauch; the world-premiere musical by Jeff Whitty with music and lyrics by the Go-Go's, HEAD OVER HEELS, directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar; and Alexandre Dumas's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, directed by Marcela Lorca. The shows will close the weekend of October 9-11. (more...)

OSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival opens its outdoor theatre the weekend of June 13-15 with two Shakespeare productions, Richard III, directed by James Bundy, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by Sarah Rasmussen. Also opening is Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical Into the Woods, directed by Amanda Dehnert. The shows will close the weekend of October 10-12. (more...)

OSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre Opens 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival opens its outdoor theatre the weekend of June 13-15 with two Shakespeare productions, Richard III, directed by James Bundy, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by Sarah Rasmussen. Also opening is Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical Into the Woods, directed by Amanda Dehnert. The shows will close the weekend of October 10-12. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2014 Previews Begin 2/14; THE TEMPEST to Open Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2014 preview performances begin February 14, and the season will open Today night, February 21 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's The Tempest (director, Tony Taccone). On Saturday, Lorraine Hansberry's The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window (Juliette Carrillo) takes the stage, as does the classic Marx Brothers musical The Cocoanuts (David Ivers), and Sunday afternoon Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors (Kent Gash) opens in the Thomas Theatre. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2014 Previews Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2014 preview performances begin tonight, February 14, and the season will open Friday night, February 21 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's The Tempest (director, Tony Taccone). On Saturday, Lorraine Hansberry's The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window (Juliette Carrillo) takes the stage, as does the classic Marx Brothers musical The Cocoanuts (David Ivers), and Sunday afternoon Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors (Kent Gash) opens in the Thomas Theatre. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2014 Previews Begin 2/14; THE TEMPEST to Open 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2014 preview performances begin February 14, and the season will open Friday night, February 21 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's The Tempest (director, Tony Taccone). On Saturday, Lorraine Hansberry's The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window (Juliette Carrillo) takes the stage, as does the classic Marx Brothers musical The Cocoanuts (David Ivers), and Sunday afternoon Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors (Kent Gash) opens in the Thomas Theatre. (more...)

Tanya Saracho's World Premiere THE TENTH MUSE Opens Tonight at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2013

The world premiere of Tanya Saracho's The Tenth Muse will open at 8:00 p.m. tonight, July 27 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Directed by Laurie Woolery, the play is an OSF commission. The play is the final show to open in the 2013 season, joining nine other productions in repertory. (more...)

Tanya Saracho's World Premiere THE TENTH MUSE to Open 7/27 at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

The world premiere of Tanya Saracho's The Tenth Muse will open at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, July 27 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Directed by Laurie Woolery, the play is an OSF commission. The play is the final show to open in the 2013 season, joining nine other productions in repertory. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Opens Outdoor Stage Today, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2012

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival opens its flagship theatre today, June 15 through June 17, with two Shakespeare productions, Henry V and As You Like It, and a Shakespeare-inspired adaptation, The Very Merry Wives of Windsor, Iowa, by Alison Carey, director of OSF's American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Opens Outdoor Stage, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2012

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival opens its flagship theatre the weekend of June 15-17, with two Shakespeare productions, Henry V and As You Like It, and a Shakespeare-inspired adaptation, The Very Merry Wives of Windsor, Iowa, by Alison Carey, director of OSF's American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle. (more...)

OSF's New Theatre to Get New Name
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2012

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Board of Directors announced today the generous donation of $4.5 million from a group of donors comprised of The Goatie Foundation, Roberta and David Elliott, and Helen and Peter Bing. The gift answers a challenge issued 10 years ago when Jo Lynn Allen of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, the lead donor for the construction of OSF's New Theatre, passed on the opportunity to name the theatre, issuing the requirement for other donors to make a significant contribution to secure the naming rights. The combined gift from the above group of donors meets the Allens' threshold, and gives them the naming rights. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Opens 2012 Season 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2012

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2012 preview performances began February 17, opening a season dedicated to Executive Director Paul Nicholson, who is retiring at the end of the season after 33 years at OSF. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Opens 2012 Season 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2012

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2012 preview performances begin February 17, opening a season dedicated to Executive Director Paul Nicholson, who is retiring at the end of the season after 33 years at OSF. (more...)

HENRY VII Opens Oregon Shakespeare Festival Summer Season 6/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2009

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will open its summer season with one of Shakespeare's rarely produced history plays, Henry VIII. Last produced at OSF in 1984, the play will be staged with all the spectacle of the Field of the Cloth of Gold. Some tickets remain available for previews and openings. To purchase tickets go to www.osfashland.org or call the Box Office at (541) 482-4331. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces Design Teams For 75th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2009

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Bill Rauch has put the finishing touches on the design teams for OSF's 75th anniversary year. The 2010 season was announced in March, but a few directors had not yet been announced. (more...)

HENRY VII Opens Oregon Shakespeare Festival Summer Season 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2009

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will open its summer season with one of Shakespeare's rarely produced history plays, Henry VIII. Last produced at OSF in 1984, the play will be staged with all the spectacle of the Field of the Cloth of Gold. Some tickets remain available for previews and openings. To purchase tickets go to www.osfashland.org or call the Box Office at (541) 482-4331. (more...)

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