Oregon Shakespeare Festival Tour – Cancelled

Cancelled due to COVID-19. See Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Statement.

August 6 – 9, 2020

Join us in a Capital Stage tradition! Every summer we embark on a four-day tour to Ashland, Oregon, home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Founded in 1935, the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is one of the oldest and largest non-profit theatres in the nation. During our visit to the festival we will see the following productions, including the sequel to Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone!!!

*Due to popular demand, the trip to the festival is sold out. However, if you would like to be added to the waitlist please contact Keith Riedell at the number provided at the bottom of the page.

During our visit to the festival we will see the following productions:

Thursday, August 6, 8:00 PM ~ Angus Bowmer Theatre

A new American Revolutions play from the writer of Destiny of Desire

Based on the true history of “orphan trains” that transported immigrant children (mostly Irish) to homes in the West, this world-premiere play explores the events that led to the sensational (and now-forgotten) “Trial of the Century” custody case that stirred the nation into a frenzied debate about children, law, race, class and religion. Directed by Shariffa Ali, The Copper Children takes a sharp look at the collision of good intentions and despicable behavior, blending humor, tragedy, joy and unsentimental social commentary.

black odyssey by Marcus Gardley
Friday, August 7, 8:00PM ~ Allen Elizabethan Theatre

“Still waters run deep”

The gods have made a chess game of Ulysses Lincoln’s life, ripping the soldier from his young family and forcing him to face his past as he endeavors to return home to Oakland. Thumping with a vibrant pulse of music, black odyssey reimagines and reclaims Homer’s ancient story for our times with playwright Marcus Gardley’s imagination-igniting poetic style. A play that literally speaks to the skies will come to thrilling life in the outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre, as director Monty Cole leads us on a poignant and epic journey of personal, cultural and national history, through the ravages of Hurricane Katrina and war in Afghanistan, and from Heaven to Earth.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM by William Shakespeare
Saturday, August 8, 1:30 PM ~ Angus Bowmer Theatre

“The course of true love never did run smooth”

Hermia loves Lysander, Demetrius loves Hermia, Helena loves Demetrius, Theseus and Hippolyta are almost newlyweds and the already-complex marriage of the immortal queen and king of Fairyland is further complicated when one of them falls for an amateur actor-turned-ass. Intrigued by the theory that Shakespeare wrote this play as a wedding gift, director Joseph Haj (who helmed 2015’s much-beloved Pericles) probes the pitfalls and pay-offs of relationships, be they budding or eternal. Seeking out the grace, beauty and delight embedded in the comedy, this joyful, music-laden production invites us to feel as well as laugh.

Saturday, August 8, 8:00 PM ~ Angus Bowmer Theatre 

“Far away, in the exotic land of Arkansas”

Falling in lust-then-love was the easy part—marriage is harder. Six years after fleeing Vietnam and meeting in a relocation camp, Tong and Quang have settled in El Dorado, Arkansas, with their 5-year-old son, but their happily-ever-after is strained by language barriers, money woes and Quang’s first wife entering the equation. Victor Malana Maog directs this sequel to Qui Nguyen’s wildly popular Vietgone, which packs in even more hip-hop and imagination than its predecessor and stands on its own two feet as an outrageous autobiographical love story.

Brunch at the Ashland Springs Hotel

On Sunday morning, we will end the trip with brunch at the beautiful Ashland Springs Hotel, an easy walk after our discussion with an OSF cast member. We will enjoy an expanded deli buffet, mimosas and a lively discussion amongst ourselves about the plays we saw over the weekend!

Ashland Plaza Inn & Suites
Timeless Style and Modern Luxury in a Chic Setting

This boutique hotel in Ashland, Oregon offers the best of both worlds — a peaceful, self-contained hotel in the heart of town that is also just steps away from The Plaza, Lithia Park, the Oregon Shakesepare Festival, theater district, and the more than 90 restaurants located within walking distance of our downtown hotel.

Your Package Includes:

  • Roundtrip Motorcoach Transportation
  • Wine & snacks on the bus to and from Ashland
  • 3 nights at the Ashland Plaza Inn & Suites
  • Continental Breakfast Daily
  • 4 Theater Tickets with excellent seating
  • Arrival Wine Reception “Meet & Greet” with Capital Stage staff and fellow attendees
  • Dramaturgical information about the plays provided by Capital Stage
  • Exclusive talk with an OSF actor from one of our selected plays
  • Daytrip to historic Jacksonville
  • NEW! Brunch at the Ashland Springs Hotel
  • Discussion about the plays led by Capital Stage artistic staff

EARLY BIRD RATE — Price per Person: $1,270 based on double occupancy
$400/person deposit required byMarch 15, 2020 to secure reservation at early bird rate.

FULL PRICE: $1370 after March 15, 2020
Remaining Balance Due By: May 31, 2020
Single Supplement: $375
For additional information, contact Keith Riedell @ 916-476-3116 x2

*Due to popular demand, the trip to the festival is sold out. However, if you would like to be added to the waitlist please contact Keith Riedell at the number provided above.

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