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A Feast for the Senses: Ashland & the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

See what Ashland is famous for by attending three performances, and discover the city’s thriving art, food and wine scenes through the eyes of local artisans.
Rating (4.8)
Program No. 19886RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,849
Oregon

A Feast for the Senses: Ashland & the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

See what Ashland is famous for by attending three performances, and discover the city’s thriving art, food and wine scenes through the eyes of local artisans.
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,849
Length
6 days
Rating (4.8)
Starts at
1,849
Program No. 19886RJ

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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2022
Starting at
1,999
Itinerary Note

Performances seen: Revenge Song, Unseen, How I Learned What I Learned

Jul 17 - Jul 22, 2022
Starting at
1,999
Itinerary Note

Performances seen: The Tempest, Unseen, Once on This Island

Sep 11 - Sep 16, 2022
Starting at
1,849
Itinerary Note

Performances seen: King John, Confederates, The Tempest

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
Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2022
Starting at
2,599
Itinerary Note

Performances seen: Revenge Song, Unseen, How I Learned What I Learned

Jul 17 - Jul 22, 2022
Starting at
2,599
Itinerary Note

Performances seen: The Tempest, Unseen, Once on This Island

Sep 11 - Sep 16, 2022
Starting at
2,399
Itinerary Note

Performances seen: King John, Confederates, The Tempest

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 the Oregon Shakespeare Festival 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 award-winning cutting-edge theatre 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 three performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. 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 three performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and meet actors and company members who provide rich context for each play.
  • 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 2022 playbill features seven main stage shows, including two by William Shakespeare ("The Tempest" and "King John") and a variety of new and contemporary works (such as "Revenge Song" and "Confederates"). Performances seen will vary by program date; please see date-specific itinerary for additional information.
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Tyrone Wilson
Tyrone earned an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and BA honor degrees in theatre and psychology from Middlebury College. He has taught and directed at many institutions including high schools, universities, conservatories and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Tyrone performed in the European tour of Ajax directed by Peter Sellars, and performed in Lettice and Lovage both on Broadway with Maggie Smith and in the U.S. tour with Julie Harris. He has been involved with Road Scholar programs in Ashland since 1995.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Tyrone Wilson View biography
Tyrone earned an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and BA honor degrees in theatre and psychology from Middlebury College. He has taught and directed at many institutions including high schools, universities, conservatories and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Tyrone performed in the European tour of Ajax directed by Peter Sellars, and performed in Lettice and Lovage both on Broadway with Maggie Smith and in the U.S. tour with Julie Harris. He has been involved with Road Scholar programs in Ashland since 1995.
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Jessica Sage View biography
Jessica is the artistic director of Rogue Theater Company (roguetheatercompany.com). She has acted on stage throughout the United States and Europe. She has numerous movie and television roles to her credit, including “Hair,” “If Tomorrow Comes” and “General Hospital.” Jessica has spent three decades teaching acting, directing (over 40 productions), writing plays and producing stage productions. She is also an avid traveler, having visited over 75 countries (and lived abroad for six years). Jessica has been a Road Scholar Group Leader since 2018.
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.
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/
As I Remember, Adam: An Autobiography of a Festival
by Angus Bowmer
Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Images of America)
by Arcadia Publishing





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