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Address: 15 South Pioneer St, Ashland, OR 97520
Phone Number: 800-219-8161
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Description: The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is one of the...
The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is one of the nation's true artistic gems. Home to the largest resident acting company in America in charming downtown Ashland, OSF annually presents 11 plays on three unique stages in rotating repertory from February through October. With tours and fun educational events and an ever-changing summer entertainment on the Green Show stage, OSF is an immersive cultural experience for the whole family that you'll never forget.
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Our first OSF experience was superb. Already we're planning to go back even though it's 400 miles from home. On-line ticket sales were seamless; happily for us there'd been a late... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Lacey, WA
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Lacey, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Our first OSF experience was superb. Already we're planning to go back even though it's 400 miles from home. On-line ticket sales were seamless; happily for us there'd been a late cancellation for the show we wanted to see (Guys & Dolls, five-star!) and tickets were waiting at the will-call office across the street. All three performance spaces center on... More 

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Green Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is a don't miss. This year we saw Guys and Dolls (a don't miss), Pericles (very enjoyable), and Long Days Journey into Night (absolutely great acting). I wish we could go back and see the rest of the season.

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Ashland, OR, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you like Shakespeare, musicals, and modern to the classics, Oregon Shakespeare Festival does them all, 3 separate and distinct venues, with world class actors, directors, and stages in the beautiful cultural town of Ashland, OR. this is also wine country, with numerous vineyards and excellent wines if you want to organize a wine tour. In the summer, don't forget... More 

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Crescent City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I felt so fortunate to see Part 2 of "The Great Society" in October 2014. Part 1 has been an enormous success on Broadway recently. I'd love to see that, too, and no doubt will some day. Part 2 was superbly staged and acted, telling the story of LBJ's only term in office, his relationship with Martin Luther King, Jr.,... More 

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The festival offers a wide variety of plays and 3 very comfortable venues at which to enjoy them. We visit annually and have always enjoyed the plays we saw. We especially like that the productions often interpret the story in ways that are very different than what the playwright intended.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I had the phenomenal opportunity to attend the Ashland Shakespeare festival one year. Beyond getting to explore the lovely little city of Ashland, the breadth and quality of the theater productions were amazing. If you like live theater and Shakespeare, there is no way to lose with this combination. See tragedies, histories, comedies, and all in beautiful settings with exceptional... More 

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Gladstone, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is the first year to see a play in the Angus Bowmer Theatre and it was great. I don't think there ARE any bad seats. We were fortunate to be in the second row and being just about level with the stage we were so close we were almost spit on. Much Ado About Nothing is my favorite and... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

we have been attending plays here for 15 years. With any luck we will make it another 15. There have been too many great experiences here to count. A few times they have missed the mark but that is because they are always experimenting and not afraid to try something different. If I had to pick a favorite it would... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a play lovers paradise. They perform a large number of available plays, up to 8 at the same time during the summer months. The plays range from classics such as Shakespearean to contemporary as well as international. This is a fantastic showcase for new playwrights as well as a chance to see some of your... More 

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Our 4-day "vacation" was a theater-intense experience that was not restful but definitely intellectually stimulating. Oregon Shakespeare Festival is celebrating its 80th anniversary though this was my first experience, attending with friends who had been there annually for many years. So going along with their recommendations, my husband and I were signed up for 5 plays in 3 days. I... More 

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