| Experience Midsummer Nights at
the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
IF YOU ENJOY outstanding theatre, stimulating company and
a great getaway, then you may want to take advantage of Seattle Pacific
University’s summer excursion to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival,
August 1–3, in Ashland, Oregon.
Alumni, Fellows and friends of SPU are invited to join Professor
Emerita of English Fan Gates for a three-day theatrical experience.
Participants will view productions of Shakespeare’s “A
Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Romeo and Juliet,” along
with the acclaimed “The Piano Lesson” by August Wilson.
Says Gates, “This trip to Ashland has three terrific things
going for it: Shakespeare and Wilson plays; a great group of people
who love to discuss theatre; and a charming city with loads of good
restaurants and parks. I think this may be our best Ashland experience
The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival, which boasts
the oldest existing full-scale Elizabethan stage in the Western Hemisphere,
traces its roots back to the late 19th century, when people traveled
from all over Southern Oregon and Northern California to see such
performers as John Phillip Sousa and William Jennings Bryan. The
Festival now presents an eight-month season of 11 plays in three
The SPU package rate is $195 per person, and includes tickets to
three plays; participation in faculty-led discussions; dinner on
breakfast on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Lodging is not included,
but discounted rates at the Windmill Inn are available. For more
information and/or reservations, call 206/281-2100.
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