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Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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15 S Pioneer St, Ashland, OR 97520-2749
+1 800-219-8161
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We come to watch plays about once every 3 years. The ones we've seen have been professional, well... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dave B
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Tigard, Oregon
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The plays are the thing!

We saw 4 plays in two days, all excellent. Henry V is superb, Othello and Sense and Sensibility... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elizabeth L
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You don't need to head to England to experience the genius of a Shakespearean play. Much closer to home is the Oregon Shakespeare Festival located in Ashland, Oregon. Every year at the end of October you can enjoy on average over ten of Shakespeare's plays performed in both classic and newly imagined style. Separate tickets are needed for each show which is held at one of the event campus's two indoor or one outdoor spaces.
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15 S Pioneer St, Ashland, OR 97520-2749
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We come to watch plays about once every 3 years. The ones we've seen have been professional, well acted, and staged well. The plays presented aren't always a Shakespeare type. The last time we went, there was a production of Oklahoma. It's best to buy...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw 4 plays in two days, all excellent. Henry V is superb, Othello and Sense and Sensibility were excellent. A new play, Manahatta, was stunning.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

“Oklahoma” the musical in Ashland at the Angus Bowmer Theatre is such a new take on an old standard. The LGBTQ version offers food for thought. Excellent orchestra, and cast. Fun show. My only complaint is 2.5 hours. Matinee is best.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can always stump Easterners by asking them where is the oldest Elizabethan theater. Inevitably they come up with someplace in New England. Then they go the the OREGON Shakesphere Festival and understand. Yes it is just excellent. The talent is superb. Aside from the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw Oklahoma and were shocked that the twist on the original play was about two girls falling in love and two men falling in love. In the second act there were many blatant love scenes of the gay couples. The only heterosexual man was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I accompanied a college group for an overnight stay and three plays. "Henry V" was uneven, but always worth watching just to hear the language spoken well, which it was in this production. We also saw "Manahatta," about the Native American experience in America, but...More

1  Thank STPTex
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

As happens each year the staff at OSF are incredibly helpful. This year we saw two plays. Sense and Sensibility and Destiny of Desire. Sense and Sensibility was a solid play emblematic of OSF’s work. The staging was outstanding. The two female leads were a...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

We stayed reasonably close to the Shakespeare Festival and loved listening to the singing. It’s truly an amazing experience. We’ve gotten many times and absolutely recommend. It’s one of the best parts of Ashland. The actors are amazing in those are lines there are many...More

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Reviewed March 27, 2018

I'm finally reviewing after our fourth visit to OSF. We saw Othello and absolutely loved it - as much as we loved Hamlet two years ago. (Kudos to the actor who played Hamlet two years ago and Iago this year.) The costuming, set, acting and...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a jewel for Ashland. I have been to plays at all three theaters and every one was a superb production. The acting and production is first rate.

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We were with a large group and had prepaid for everything. We stayed at the Ashland Springs hotel right in the center of downtown, with easy walking distance to shops, restaurants and entertainment. It's an old fashioned... More
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As others have said... started a few weeks ago and goes through October. Fall nights can be chilly in the outdoor Elizabethan theater... wear a jacket and bring a blanket. Also, in the past, our son was able to get us “Rush... More
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