2024 Original Practice Shakespeare Festival | Free, 25 Shakespeare Plays in 2 Months

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 2024
More info: opsfest.org

The sun is staying out later and later, and that can only mean one thing: Midsummer Midsommer is right around the corner! Join us Thursday, June 21 at the summit of Mt. Tabor for our annual romp through A Midsommer Nights Dreame to ring in the summer solstice.

But Midsummer Midsommer is just the start! Performances are spread out over two months, all across the Portland area!

JUNE

  • Fri, 6/21, ​9PM: A Midsommer Nights Dreame, Mt Tabor Summit

JULY

  • Fri, 7/5, 7PM: Merry Wives of Windsor @ Cathedral Park
  • ​Sat, 7/6, 7PM: King Lear @ Cathedral Park
  • Fri, 7/12, 7PM: Henry V @ Laurelhurst Park
  • Sat, 7/13,  7PM: Much Adoe About Nothing @ Laurelhurst Park
  • Fri, 7/19, 7PM: Julius Caesar @ Irving Park
  • Sat, 7/20, 7PM: The Tempest @ Irving Park
  • Fri 7/26, 7PM: Cymbeline @ Laurelhurst Park
  • Sat, 7/27, 7PM: A Midsommer Nights Dreame @ Laurelhurst Park
  • Sun, 7/28, 7PM: Twelfe Night @ Roehr Park, Lake Oswego

​AUGUST

  • Fri, 8/2, 7PM: Loves Labour’s Lost @ Irving Park
  • Sat, 8/3,  7PM: Hamlet @ Irving Park
  • Thurs, 8/8, 6:30PM: TBD @ TBD Park, Beaverton
  • Fri, 8/9, 7PM: Romeo and Juliet @ George Rogers Park ​(Lake Oswego)
  • Sat, 8/10, 7PM: Comedie of Errors @ Veterans’ Park (Sherwood)
  • Fri, 8/16, 7PM: As You Like It @ Washington Park Amphi
  • Sat, 8/17, 7PM: Macbeth @ Washington Park Amphi
  • Fri, 8/23, 7PM: The Winter’s Tale @ Mt Tabor Amphitheatre
  • Sat, 8/24, 2PM: Apprentice Showcase! @ Mt Tabor Amphitheatre
  • Sat, 8/24, 7PM:Henry IV, pt 1 @ Mt Tabor Amphitheatre
  • Sun, 8/25, 7PM: Two Gentlemen of Verona @ The Homestead ​(Oregon City)
  • Fri, 8/25, 7PM: Romeo and Juliet @ Tillamook Library
  • Sat, 8/26, 3PM: Comedie of Errors @ Tillamook Library

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