The Fall Festival of Shakesepare

The Fall Festival of Shakespeare is a non-competitive region-wide collaboration between Portland Playhouse and area high schools. The Festival is a spectacular theatrical event, in part because student actors connect well to Shakespeare; they understand the passion, the large stakes, and the disaster. High school is not unlike an Elizabethan Tragedy.

The students are not only performers in the festival, but a large and vocal component of the audience. They are most active and vibrant theatre patrons you will ever encounter. They “oooh” and “ahhh”; call out “Oh no she didn’t”; scream and laugh. It’s the closest thing we have to how an Elizabethan audience at Shakespeare’s Globe might have reacted. It’s an unforgettable experience for the students involved, and an engaging cultural phenomenon for everyone to witness.


2016 festival Schedule

 

Middle School Festival at Da Vinci

Thursday November 10th, 6pm
$10 at the door (cash or check only)

Arts and Communication Magnet AcademyOpening Montage
Martin Luther King Jr. SchoolOthello
Boise-Eliot ElementaryA Midsummer Night's Dream
Da Vinci Arts Middle School Macbeth
Metropolitan Learning CenterClosing Montage
Reverance

High School Festival
at the Winningstad Theatre

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Purchase tickets online here

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19

12 NOON
Boise-Eliot Elementary - A montage from A Midsmmer Night's Dream
Franklin High - Richard III
Hockinson High -Twelfth Night

5 PM
Fort Vancouver High Cymbeline
Arts and Communication Magnet Academy - A Comedy of Errors

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20

12 PM
Metropolitan Learning Center - Much Ado About Nothing
De La Salle North Catholic High School The Tempest

5 PM
Ridgefield HighHamlet
Reverance

 

Special thanks to our sponsors, which include PGE Foundation, Robert D. and Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust, Herbert A. Templeton Foundation, Hoover Family Foundation, and Looker Family Foundation.

Also, the Festival receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 
 

 

QUESTIONS?

Email nikki@portlandplayhouse.org or call our office at 503-488-5822