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 Academy - Opening Montage
Martin Luther King Jr. School - Othello
Boise-Eliot Elementary - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Da Vinci Arts Middle School - Macbeth
Metropolitan Learning Center - Closing Montage
High School Festival
at the Winningstad Theatre
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Boise-Eliot Elementary - A montage from A Midsmmer Night's Dream
Franklin High - Richard III
Hockinson High -Twelfth Night
Fort Vancouver High - Cymbeline
Arts and Communication Magnet Academy - A Comedy of Errors
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20
Metropolitan Learning Center - Much Ado About Nothing
De La Salle North Catholic High School - The Tempest
Ridgefield High - Hamlet
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.