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Spring Festival Noons at OSF

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Sterling (Kevin Kenerly) jokes with Hambone (Tyrone Wilson) as Holloway (Josiah Phillips) and Risa (Bakesta King) look on in August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running,” playing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Photo courtesy of Jenny Graham
 Posted: 4:10 PM March 13, 2013

Make the most of your trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival with a lecture or play introduction.

Preface Plus — a 45-minute introduction concluding with a 15-minute Q-and-A format — will be presented for "Two Trains Running" at noon Saturdays, March 16 and 23, April 6 and May 4 and 18.

One-hour lectures with actors, artisans and other OSF company members sharing insights about theater and the festival, followed by a Q-and-A period, will be presented Saturdays, March 30, April 13, 20 and 27 and May 11.

  • Dramaturg, educator and playwright Susan Jones will present a lectured titled "Happy Endings: The Paradox of Love in 'My Fair Lady,' 'The Taming of the Shrew' and Other Comedies" at noon Saturday, March 30.
  • David Carey, a voice and text director at OSF, will present "You Say Tomayto, I Say Tomahto: A Day in the Life of 'My Fair Lady's' Dialect Coach" Saturday, April 13.
  • OSF's Director of Literary Development and Dramaturgy Lue Morgan Douthit will present "What's Love Got to Do With It? Ruminations on a Contemporary Shrew" Saturday, April 20.
  • OSF Artistic Director Bill Rauch will present "The Thing Itself: Directing 'King Lear' " Saturday, April 27.
  • Playwrights Casey Hurt, Ian Merrigan and Ramiz Monsef will present "Creating 'The Unfortunates' " May 11.

All noon events take place in Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Tickets cost $10, $8 for ages 6 through 17, and may be purchased online, at the box office or by calling 800-219-8161.

See a schedule of events and activities at

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