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
Summer 2021
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
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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
Irving Park
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
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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)
Laurelhurst Park
Sun, 8/29 7PM: Loves Labour’s Lost
(The Gentlewomens’ Show)
Laurelhurst Park



1 Comment

  1. Paul Ogan on August 27, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    Regarding the Shakespeare in the Park event on Sunday Aug 29 (Twelfth Night) at Laurel Hurst Park, where in the park will this event be held? Tent? Community Center? Out Doors? Sitting on the ground? Bring chairs?
    Is there parking available? Please advise. Thank you.

    Paul Ogan

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