A Feast for the Senses: Award-Winning Theatre in Historic Ashland
See what Ashland is famous for at three Shakespeare festival productions, then discover the city’s thriving art, food and wine scenes through the eyes of local artisans.
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Program No. 19886RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Enjoy the Oregon Shakespeare Festival from downtown Ashland, Oregon, a charming small town with a generous helping of big-city sophistication. This inviting town is now a hotspot for award-winning theatre, fine food and wonderful wine. From your home at an exquisitely restored historic hotel, explore the lively Ashland culture alongside thrilling lectures and riveting performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Enhance your theatre experience with an exploration of the Ashland area and a visit to a local winery to sample some of the region's best vintages.
Activity Level
Walking up to two miles a day over hilly terrain.

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.
  • Top off your culinary experience with a seasonal, three-course meal and chef demonstration highlighting local ingredients from Southern Oregon.
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Tyrone Wilson
For more than 15 years, Tyrone Wilson has been sharing his love for theater and knowledge of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) with Road Scholar participants. As an actor, Tyrone has performed for more than 18 seasons with the OSF, including in productions such as “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” He has appeared in the motion picture, “The Super,” as well as on TV shows including, “Daniel Boone,” “The Bob Newhart Show,” and “The Mod Squad.” Tyrone holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama.
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