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Oregon

A Feast for the Senses: Ashland and the Art of Theater

Program No. 19886RJ
See what Ashland is famous for by attending local theater performances, and discover the city’s thriving art, food and wine scenes through the eyes of local artisans.
Length
6 days
Rating (4.89)
Activity Level
Starts at
1,849

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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
May 21 - May 26, 2023
Starting at
1,849
May 28 - Jun 2, 2023
Starting at
1,849
Jun 18 - Jun 23, 2023
Starting at
2,049
Jul 9 - Jul 14, 2023
Starting at
2,099
Jul 16 - Jul 21, 2023
Starting at
2,099
Sep 17 - Sep 22, 2023
Starting at
1,999
Oct 1 - Oct 6, 2023
Starting at
1,899
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
May 21 - May 26, 2023
Starting at
2,289
May 28 - Jun 2, 2023
Starting at
2,289
Jun 18 - Jun 23, 2023
Starting at
2,599
Jul 9 - Jul 14, 2023
Starting at
2,679
Jul 16 - Jul 21, 2023
Starting at
2,679
Sep 17 - Sep 22, 2023
Starting at
2,549
Oct 1 - Oct 6, 2023
Starting at
2,399

At a Glance

Enjoy award-winning theater from downtown Ashland, Oregon, a charming college town with a generous helping of big-city sophistication. Now a hotspot for fine food and wonderful wine, Ashland is the home of cutting-edge theater where classics are reinterpreted and new plays are brought to life. From your home at a restored historic hotel, engage in compelling lectures and view two performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival along with a private showcase from the Rogue Theater Company. Explore Ashland's culture and cuisine with a visit to a local winery, award-winning cheesemaker and chocolatier.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to two miles a day over hilly and uneven terrain; standing for up to one hour as well as stairs.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Attend two performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and enjoy a private showcase of "Chapatti" from members of the Rogue Theater Company.
  • Learn about an aspect of theatrical production ranging from costume or scene design to stage management and beyond.
  • Feast on local cuisine as you learn about the production of artisanal cheeses, chocolates and Rogue Valley wines.

General Notes

The 2023 Oregon Shakespeare Festival playbill features five main stage shows, including two by William Shakespeare ("Romeo and Juliet" and "Twelfth Night") and a variety of new and contemporary works. Performances seen will vary by date and will be announced by January 2023.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
As I Remember, Adam: An Autobiography of a Festival
by Angus Bowmer
Illuminations: A Guide to the Plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Each year, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival publishes ILLUMINATIONS; a Guide to the Plays. It's the perfect step into the season with detailed plot synopses, notes from the directors, playwright biographies and commentaries for the plays to be presented throughout each season. Available online or in person from the OSF Tudor Guild Gift Shop: http://www.tudorguild.org/
Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Images of America)
by Arcadia Publishing





Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.