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Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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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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This is their 80 year and a good selection of plays to choose form.. After seeing 3 plays, (some people see all 11) we bought ticket for another play and are coming back next... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Gresham, Oregon
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Gresham, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This is their 80 year and a good selection of plays to choose form.. After seeing 3 plays, (some people see all 11) we bought ticket for another play and are coming back next month, I can't wait. The play my husband and I liked the best this year, was Guys and Dolls. We both laughed, ( I don't have... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We saw 4 plays over 5 days in Ashland, each superb. The actors were exceptional, staging was original, and the theaters themselves comfortable and with excellent acoustics and visibility. Downside: much too expensive. The audiences were almost entirely affluent seniors - who else can afford tickets?

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great plays. We reserved our plays early in March. We saw Guys and Dolls, Antony and Cleopatra, and Head over Heels. All the plays were great and very different. Guys and Dolls was an excellent production,. Antony and Cleopatra was easy to follow and understand. We had great seats on the side so we could hear and see. We didn't... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I took my daughter to visit SOU and we took in a play on Thursday night. We say the Count of Monte Cristo. It was good, not great. I wish we could have seen a Shakespeare play. The special part is the setting. It was a lovely evening and the theater is wonderfully designed and open air.

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Napa Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We just returned from the festival. Loved it again this year. We treated ourselves the the Ashland Springs Hotel.. Well worth the price! Enjoyed the ambiance and the helpful friendly staff. Breakfast is well done, and has some special touches. ThePlays were high quality... Enjoyed modern day "much ado about nothing", and "guys and dolls" These plays are fun. Someday... More 

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San Jose, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I say four plays at OSF. Fingersmith was by far the best of the four plays I saw. A good mystery play with a lot of twists and turns that one does not see coming, with great acting by all cast members. Much Ado about Nothing is always a fun play to see and OSF does not disappoint. It is... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We saw five productions this year in what was our 15th visit to the OSF over the past 30 years. The quality of the OSF always increases but this year we couldn't help feeling that there was an overemphasis to politicize most productions, whether they were Shakespeare or otherwise. We are proud members of the GLBT community but wondered why... More 

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Boring
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We did not have tickets, but the box office was offering half price leftover tickets at 7:00 pm. A great deal!

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Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

OSF productions are world class! The acting, sets, costumes are all at the top of the field. Each theater has its own character -- the Thomas is small and flexible and audience is close to the action. The Bowmer is large and comfortable. The Elizabethan is outdoors (bring a jacket or blanket b/c it can get cool).

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Well, someone decided that Pericles would be a good play to put on. Having never read it, much less seen it performed, we opted instead for Guys and Dolls, which I claimed to have seen as a child on Broadway. The performance exceeded all expectations. The actors were excellent. All had great singing voices. Add a live orchestra, a fun... More 

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Address: Address: 15 South Pioneer St, Ashland, OR 97520
Phone Number: 800-219-8161
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Ashland

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