The 2019 Oregon Shakespeare Festival has been wowing audiences so far with its incredible productions. We already covered some of the OSF shows you can see this year in part one, which you can read here. And now we’re back to give you the 4-1-1 on the rest of this year’s festival lineup!
How to Catch Creation
July 23 – October 26
How to Catch Creation is about a black, queer, feminist writer in the 1960’s whose life changes forever after receiving unexpected news from her girlfriend, and how that news still affects four people decades later. This show explores the act of creation through life, family, and art.
July 4 – October 27
Indecent is a critically-acclaimed show based on true events. This show follows the controversy surrounding Sholem Asch’s play God of Vengeance. It focuses on the Jewish artists who faced persecution to bring the show to Broadway in 1932 and celebrates Yiddish language and literature through this love story.
La Comedia of Errors
June 29 – October 26
This Spanish and English case of mistaken identities begins when two sets of identical twins–who were separated at birth–unknowingly begin to interact with each other. Join these characters on their journey that emphasizes human connectivity and experience.
Hairspray: The Broadway Musical
March 2 – October 27
Baltimore teenager Tracy Turnblad dreams of being a dancing star. One day, she earns a spot on The Corny Collins Show, a TV show all about dance! When Tracy becomes the show’s first plus-sized star, some other members of the cast refuse to accept her. Join Tracy and her friends as they challenge the status quo and celebrate acceptance.
All’s Well that Ends Well
May 30 – October 13
Helena is able to cure a dying king, and in return, the king grants her the option to choose any husband she wishes. Helena chooses Betram, but he doesn’t love her back. This comedy is all about courtships, class, mistaken identities, pain, loss, war, and love. But will Helena be able to win Bertram’s heart?
Which OSF Shows are you most excited to see?
We’ve now covered all 11 performances coming to stage this year! You can buy tickets for the shows here. And if you’re coming to Ashland for the OSF, stay at The Bard’s Inn to be within walking distance of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival theaters as well as everything else downtown Ashland has to offer!