OSF Celebrates 80 Years as 2015 Season Opens

Previews begin Feb. 20; season opens Feb. 27


The Tony Award–winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival will open its 80th year with preview performances beginning on February 20 and the season officially kicking off Friday night, February 27, in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing (director, Lileana Blain-Cruz). On Saturday afternoon, Shakespeare’s Pericles (Joseph Haj) takes the stage in the Thomas Theatre, and the classic musical Guys and Dolls (Mary Zimmerman) opens in the Bowmer Theatre that evening. Sunday afternoon the world-premiere production of Fingersmith (Bill Rauch) by Alexa Junge, based on the novel by Sarah Waters, opens in the Bowmer Theatre.

"Each season brings with it the thrill of offering our audiences the work of the world’s foremost playwrights brought to life by our amazing acting company,” said OSF Artistic Director Bill Rauch. “And in 2015, our 80th year, I am delighted to open our season with two Shakespearean classics, a Golden Age American musical and an exciting world premiere. And that’s just the first four plays.