The Bard and Beyond: A Backstage Pass to Award-Winning Theatre
Attend three shows at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and enrich your experience and appreciation of the productions through lectures, tours and discussions.
Rating (4.75)
Program No. 19884RJ
6 days
Starts at

At a Glance

Immerse yourself in the world of an internationally acclaimed forward-thinking theatre company with insider-access to company members straight off the stages. Throughout the week, actors and theater experts lead lectures and field trips that add context to the three plays you attend. Come experience a week of cutting-edge theater in charming Ashland as you learn about the inner workings of a regional repertory theater company running 11 plays on three stages. The 2018 playbill includes a balance between the well-known (Othello, Oklahoma!, Romeo and Juliet) and new works (Manahatta, The Way the Mountain Moved, The Book of Will), including two world premieres, four new plays written by writers of color and five written by women. The 2019 performances will be announced Fall of 2018 and features a world premiere, a West Coast premiere, several modern plays and 3 by William Shakespeare, plus one "Play On" bilingual translation of The Comedy of Errors.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile over uneven terrain including stairs; standing up to one hour. Indoor and outdoor theatres are accessible.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Your program includes tickets to three performances by this internationally acclaimed forward-thinking repertory theatre company.
  • Explore the performance venues with a company member who relates OSF history and provides insight into the complexities of running one of the country’s largest rotating repertory theaters.
  • Discuss the performances with actors from the company, and deepen your appreciation for their artistic endeavors.

General Notes

2019 performances announced early November 2018.
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