2021 Original Practice Shakespeare Festival | Free, 23 Shakespeare Plays Performed at 10 Portland Parks
OPSFest brings no-cost Shakespeare to parks all over the Portland Metro area. The company uses the original practice techniques of Elizabethan England: limited rehearsal, scrolls in hand, audience interaction, and an onstage prompter!
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From press release:
Original Practice Shakespeare Festival
More info: opsfest.org
OPS Fest is Back!
ORIGINAL PRACTICE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL (OPS Fest) is pleased to announce that the 13th season will take place in the parks (finally)! Last year’s OPS Online Season was a wonderful way for the ever-ready-to-improv company to entertain during quarantine in 2020 by performing exclusively online, broadcasting to Facebook and You Tube.
This summer, OPS Fest starts the season on Monday, June 21 at 9pm with the audience favorite Midsummer Midsommer at the top of Mt. Tabor. They then jump directly into WIL Fest and perform all 23 of the Shakespeare plays in their lineup each weekend throughout the summer. Mask wearing is required by the Parks Dept at this time. We will keep you informed as to any changes. **If the COVID-19 pandemic causes public gatherings to halt temporarily, OPS Fest will perform the scheduled show(s) online.
Check in to https://opsfest.org to keep current!
2021 Masked Season
|Mon, 6/21||9PM: A Midsommer Nights Dreame||Mt Tabor Summit|
|Fri, 6/25||7PM: Two Gentlemen of Verona||Lents Park|
|Sat, 7/3||7PM: Richard III||Cathedral Park|
|Thurs, 7/8||7PM: The Taming of the Shrew||Luuwit View Park|
|Fri, 7/9||7PM: The Tragedie of Hamlet||Luuwit View Park|
|Sat, 7/10||7PM: King Lear||Laurelhurst Park|
|Sun, 7/11||7PM: Comedie of Errors||Laurelhurst Park|
|Thurs, 7/15||7PM: Henry IV, pt 1||Luuwit View Park|
|Fri, 7/16||7PM: Much Adoe About Nothing||Cully Park|
|Sat, 7/17||1PM: Macbeth (Abridged)||Westside Shakespeare Fest|
|Sat, 7/17||7PM: All’s Well That Ends Well||Irving Park|
|Sun, 7/18||7PM: Henry IV, pt 2||Irving Park|
|Thu, 7/22||7PM: Winter’s Tale||Irving Park|
|Fri, 7/23||7PM: Measure for Measure
|Sat, 7/24||7PM: The Tragedie of Othello||Irving Park|
|Sun, 7/25||7PM: The Life of Henry the Fift||Irving Park|
|Thurs, 7/29||7PM: The Tempest||Elizabeth Caruthers Park|
|Fri, 7/30||7PM: The Merry Wives of Windsor||Elizabeth Caruthers Park|
|Sat, 7/31||7PM: Julius Caesar||Pettygrove Park|
|Thurs, 8/5||7PM: Twelfe Night (or What You Will)||Laurelhurst Park|
|Fri, 8/6||7PM: As You Like It||Laurelhurst Park|
|Sat, 8/7||7PM: The Tragedie of Romeo & Juliet||Luuwit View Park|
|Sun, 8/8||7PM: Loves Labour’s Lost||Laurelhurst Park|
|Thurs, 8/12 (Rescheduled to August 20)||6PM: Comedie of Errors (Abridged)||Gateway Discovery Park|
|Fri, 8/13 (Rescheduled to August 28)||7PM: The Tragedie of Macbeth||Laurelhurst Park|
|Sun, 8/15||7PM: A Midsommer Nights Dreame||Mt Tabor Amphitheatre|
|Fri, 8/27||7PM: Romeo and Juliet
(The Gentlemens’ Show)
|Mt Tabor Amphitheatre|
|Sun, 8/29||2PM: Twelfe Night (Abridged)
(The Gentlethems’ Show)
|Sun, 8/29||7PM: Loves Labour’s Lost
(The Gentlewomens’ Show)