OSF's Festival Noons

A menu of noon-hour activities for Oregon Shakespeare Festival patrons include lectures by company artists and visiting lecturers; Preface Plus, or longer versions of OSF's play prefaces; informal park talks with company members; and panel discussions, demonstrations, concerts, workshops and more.

All events are held at noon. Free park talks are in the Bill Patton Garden, outside of Gate 1 of the Elizabethan Theatre. All other events are in Carpenter Hall on Pioneer Street. Tickets for events at Carpenter Hall cost $8, $7 for members and $6 for ages 6 through 17. See osfashland.org or call the OSF box office at 482-4331.


Friday, July 31 — "Shakespeare and the Divine Feminine," a panel discussion on playing Shakespeare's heroines with actors Kjerstine Anderson, Robin Goodrin Nordli, Robynn Rodriguez and Vilma Silva. Moderated by Hilary Tate, former OSF director of publications and senior editor

Saturday, Aug. 1 — Workshop: "Macbeth," by OSF's education department

Sunday, Aug. 2 — Park Talk: Ann Stephens, wardrobe supervisor

Tuesday, Aug. 4 — Park Talk: Joe Porto, scenic construction supervisor

Wednesday, Aug. 5 — Lecture: "'Henry VIII': Romance or History?," by Virginia Mason Vaughan, Clark University

Thursday, Aug. 6 — Preface Plus: "Equivocation"

Friday, Aug. 7 — Lecture: "'The Music Man': Community and Transformation," by Bill Rauch, OSF artistic director and director of "The Music Man" and "Equivocation"

Saturday, Aug. 8 — Lecture and demonstration: "Stage Combat: Tricks of the Trade," by U. Jonathon Toppo, actor and resident fight director of "Macbeth," "The Music Man," "The Servant of Two Masters," "Don Quixote" and "Much Ado about Nothing"

Sunday, Aug. 9 — Park Talk: Rex Young and Miriam A. Laube, actors

Tuesday, Aug. 11 — Park Talk: Lezlie Cross, literary assistant

Wednesday, Aug. 12 — Chautauqua Reading: "Who We Are and Where We've Been." Participants to be announced

Thursday, Aug. 13 —Preface Plus: "Macbeth"

Friday, Aug. 14 — Lecture: "'Macbeth' and the Insane Root of Language," by Michael Allen, University of California

Saturday, Aug. 15 — Workshop: Renaissance country dance, with Judy Kennedy, Renaissance scholar and former Green Show choreographer

Sunday, Aug. 16 — Park Talk: Michael Elich, actor

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