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Oregon Shakespeare Festival

15 South Pioneer St, Ashland, OR 97520
800-219-8161
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Ashland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Performances
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Berkeley, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

With so many plays to choose from, there is something for everyone. Terrific venues and great theater.

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

First saw plays in Ashland with I was 10 years old. Been there most years since. Shakespeare performed so beautifully, now including modern plays, musicals, premiers, American history series ("All the Way" and "The Great Society" are fabulous - modern tragedies in the Shakespearean mold). I can't think of anything I dislike about OSF.

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We saw the world primere of The Great Society which is the second part to All the Way. We saw All the Way on Broadway which of course was excellent (won a well deserved Tony) so we wanted to see part 2 of LBJ's presidency. Excellent also. I hope it goes to NYC too.

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Portland, Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This festival has an extended season spanning almost three quarters of a year. A play commissioned by the festival, "All the Way" (with LBJ) won this year's Tony Award. We went to see "the Great Society" which is a continuation of "All the Way." This second play is said to be analogous to Shakespeare's historic plays of the Richards in... More

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Palo Alto, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

"The Great Society" about LBJ's decisions during the Southern voting rights marches and escalation of the Vietnam War was excellent. "Cocoanuts", the Marx Brothers farce was terrific and fully of energy -- lots of fun. The three other plays we attended were very disappointing, even Sondheim's "Into the Woods" (terrible), and all three had very dark psychological aspects. This is... More

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Ashland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Outstanding Theater in a terrific small town: Ashland, Oregon. If you have not experienced theater in Ashland, it is a must for theater lovers.

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

They have a great variety of plays. I've seen four plays here, and they have all been well done. The only thing I didn't like was I signed up to be a member online, but if I had done it in person I would have gotten a free tote bag.

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Glendive
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful vacation - to combine the outdoors with top notch theater. We saw RIchard III, fabulous production, and Into the Woods, also excellent. I hadn't realized it was repertory theater, a lot of hard work there. But it was fun to see the Shakespearian tragic actor one night do musical comedy the next. I am so glad I... More

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Calabasas, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Loved Ashland...wonderful city...great park, food and Shakespeare festival. Might be a great place to retire.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This proved to be excellent experience nine performances in seven days. All the same high standard. From Coconuts to Richard III.

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