Global audiences celebrate OSF originals

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by Peter Wyckliffe, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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All the world is becoming OSF’s stage as our commissions, premieres and productions continue to find audiences and great success beyond Ashland. All the Way and The Great Society will soon run in rep at Seattle Repertory Theatre, while Into the Woods journeys to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in December. Berkeley Repertory Theatre has extended the run of Party People twice, and this American Revolutions commission is now slated to run through November 30. Having completed its run at Wuzhen Festival in China, The White Snake will head to The Old Globe in San Diego in the spring of 2015. The near future also holds new mountings of The Unfortunates at American Conservatory Theatre and The Liquid Plain at Signature Theatre.

Several OSF actors will appear in some of the aforementioned productions, and in other OSF acting company news: alum Ray Fisher will reportedly star in his very own superhero movie, Anthony Heald and Kathryn Meisle are currently performing in The Elephant Man on Broadway, Christopher Liam Moore (who returns to helm Long Day’s Journey Into Night next season) is directing Noël Coward Blithe Spirit at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, and cult classic Twin Peaks, which featured OSF actors Kyle MacLachlan and Catherine E. Coulson, will return to television in 2016. Keep tabs on OSF artists past and present on our Where Are They Now? page.