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Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Founded in 1935, the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) in Ashland, OR is among the oldest and largest professional nonprofit theaters in the nation. Attend four plays and enjoy lively post-theater discussions with fellow Club members, led by our study leader, Dr. Philippa Kelly. Dr. Kelly is a Shakespeare expert, author, and the resident dramaturg for California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes). Her most recent book, The King and I, is a very personal meditation on contemporary Australian life through the prism of King Lear. Dr. Kelly's work has been supported by many foundations and organizations, including the Fulbright and Rockefeller Foundations, the Walter and Eliza Hall Foundation, and the Commonwealth Awards. Besides her work for Cal Shakes, she currently teaches with the UC Berkeley Osher Institute.
Not only will we enjoy plays and discussions, but our group has the opportunity to explore OSF’s three theater auditoriums during a theatre tour, and enjoy private discussions with company members. We’ll also learn about Ashland’s history during a walking tour and stay at the historic Ashland Springs Hotel, steps away from the festival theaters.
$1,495 per person, double occupancy
$1,895 for a single room
Trip is limited to 25 participants.