Ashland 2018

Oregon Shakespeare Festival 
Monday, Oct. 22 – Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 (5 Days/4 Nights!)  
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Tour Terms and Conditions - please read

Enjoy Great Seats for these Plays 

  • Othello  
  • The Way the Mountain Moved
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA!
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Henry V


Passionate love in a prejudiced world

In Shakespeare’s most intimate tragedy, director Bill Rauch explores racism, religious bias, xenophobia, and the more disturbing aspects of relationships in the context of our society’s ongoing struggle with polarizing differences. Consumed by their bigotry, those who praised the Moorish general Othello’s military successes now reject his marriage to Desdemona. The newlyweds are determined to overcome all obstacles, but Othello’s assignment in an exotic new location draws them into the web of his lieutenant Iago, whose resentment and demons know no bounds. A powerful cast of twelve actors includes Chris Butler (Othello), Alejandra Escalante (Desdemona), Danforth Comins (Iago) and Amy Kim Waschke (Emilia).

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The Way the Mountain Moved

At the crossroads of a young nation

In the world-premiere commission by OSF’s American Revolutions written by acclaimed playwright Idris Goodwin and directed by May Adrales (Vietgone), this powerful journey into the genesis of the Transcontinental Railroad explores the often untold perspectives on an iconic chapter in American History and the events that shaped the country’s moral and environmental future. In a remote desert in the 1850s, four men—a U.S. Army lieutenant, a sharpshooter, a botanist and an artist—set out to survey a route for the new continent-spanning railroad. After being scattered on separate odysseys, they cross paths with lost pioneers, cautious Native Americans, and an African-American Mormon couple unsure whether to befriend, fight or flee the newcomers. Whose dreams will prevail? This play joins All The WayRoeSweat and other American Revolutions commissions that explore key moments of change in U.S. history.

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Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA!

Pioneering new ground with an American classic

It’s a beautiful morning whenever Curly sees Laurey, but Laurey’s not so sure about Curly. And Will loves Ado Andy, but Andy loves . . . well, everybody. Meanwhile, in the 1906 Oklahoma Territory where they all live, farmers and ranchers lock horns in a battle over water rights and fences. When Oklahoma! opened on Broadway in 1943, brimming with show-stopping songs and heartfelt storytelling, it revolutionized the American musical. Now, with the blessing of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, Bill Rauch’s 75th-Anniversary production breaks new ground with same-sex lead couples and other LGBTQ2+ casting that affirms the identity spectrum in a delightful, insightful celebration of love in its many forms.

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Sense and Sensibility

Heart, mind, love and the power of sisterhood

This lively adaptation of Jane Austen’s sparkling romance is full of comedic surprises and deliciously wicked social commentary, with the daring premise that true love unites both hearts and minds—and that women should be seen, heard and valued. Life takes a sudden turn when Mrs. Dashwood (Kate Mulligan) and her three daughters lose their home, thrown out by their selfish half-brother. With no money to speak of, the marriage prospects for the sisters are bleak. When love—or what looks like it—comes calling for Elinor (Nancy Rodriguez) and Marianne (Emily Ota), they are whirled into a tangle of gossip, scandal and unexpected fortune. This joyous adaptation by Kate Hamill is passionately directed by Hana S. Sharif, wedding their artistic sensibilities with an ardent love of Jane Austen.

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Henry V

The king is but a man

“Once more unto the breach, dear friends . . .“ Daniel José Molina completes his immersive three-play transformation from reckless party-boy Prince Hal to the shrewd and ruthless young leader, King Henry V. Seattle-based Rosa Joshi makes her OSF directorial debut with one of Shakespeare’s most popular and oft-quoted works. The new king audaciously lays claim to the French throne, courts a princess with whom he does not share a language and takes his place on history’s stage in a series of battles still commemorated in England to this day.

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 Hightlights of this Trip:

   • Four nights at the Plaza Inn & Suites at Ashland Creek, breakfast included
   • Five Plays  
   • Five Pre-Show Lectures
   • Backstage Tour of the theaters 
   • A conversation with an Actor — Hear what it’s like to be in the
     OSF Company

   • 'Welcome to Ashland' Group Dinner
   • Optional Group Dinner
   • Optional Day Trip to Dancin Winery and Jacksonville
   • Transportation to and from Ashland with a stop at the
     Sun Dial Bridge along the way

   • Lunch and snacks during travel to and from Ashland
   • Farewell Toast


$1,595   FC Member
$1,745   Public
$450      Single Supplement

Other Options - must indicate opt in/out on application
Free      Optional Backstage Tour - includes several flights of stairs 
Optional Group Dinner
$50       Optional Day Trip to Dancin Winery and Jacksonville 

What does the Tour Terms and Conditions talk about?
Tour cost does not include trip insurance. Trip insurance is highly recommended. Topics included in the Ts&Cs include: 
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For an Application click here 
For More Info Contact: Jalena Mays, (707) 528-1476

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This trip is a joint program of the JCCSF, Osher Marin JCC and the JCC Sonoma County Friendship Circle.