Oregon Shakespeare Festival announces its 80th season

Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced its 2015 season today.

Artistic Director Bill Rauch also announced a plan to produce all 37 plays in William Shakespeare's canon over a ten-year period, from 2015 to 2024. To launch this initiative, the 2015 season, which is the festival's 80th, includes three Shakespeare plays, one in each of OSF's theaters.

The Angus Bowmer Theatre will feature Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" Feb. 20 — Nov. 1; "Guys and Dolls" Feb. 22 — Nov. 1; and "Fingersmith" Feb. 21 through July 12. "Fingersmith" is a world premier of a script adapted by Alexa Junge from Sarah Waters' 2002 Victorian-inspired crime fiction novel.

"Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land," a modern Chinese classic by Stan Lai, runs April 15 — Oct. 31 and "Sweat," Lynn Nottage's look at American de-industrialization in the late 20th century, makes its world premier run July 29 — Oct. 31.

In the Thomas Theatre, Shakespeare's "Pericles" runs Feb. 26 — Nov. 1 and

Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night" runs March 25 — Oct. 31. Another play, which will be announced later this spring, will run July 7 — Nov. 1.

In the outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre, Shakepeare's "Antony and Cleopatra" runs June 2 — Oct. 9; the world premier of "Head Over Heels," a musical drawing on the Go-Go's catalog, runs June 3 — Oct. 10; and an adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' "The Count of Monte Cristo" runs June 4 — Oct. 11.

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