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Oregon Shakespeare Festival kicks off Green Shows on June 4
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Green Shows are free and take place at 6:45 p.m. before evening theater performances, every night but Monday, and last about 35 minutes. Photo courtesy of Alisha JucavicAlisha Jucevic
 Posted: 9:40 AM May 30, 2013

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will present its 2013 Green Show, offering a diverse lineup of artists on its courtyard stage, through Oct. 13.

The free shows take place at 6:45 p.m. before evening theater performances, every night but Monday, and last about 35 minutes.

"This season we once again celebrate the powerful diversity of our local and international community," says Claudia Alick, Green Show curator and OSF's associate producer for community, in a news release. "The Green Show is a space that facilitates artistic exchange. It's where we find out who we are, who our neighbors are, and what we share.

"This season, the Green Show will soar through the air, get down with American roots music and dance like no one is watching. Our little courtyard stage is home to luminaries and neophytes — artists from all over the world and right next door — in conversation with the communities and aesthetics explored within our plays and audiences. And I'm proud to be presenting more artists with disabilities in one season than ever before: DanceAbility, PHAME and The Wild Zappers."

As the Elizabethan Theatre's outdoor stage performances begin previews, the Green Show will present BROTHER, a Celtic tribal celebration, on Tuesday, June 4. Ashland's Rogue World Ensemble will perform Wednesday, June 5, and Sarah Jane Nelson and Michael "Hawkeye" Herman will perform Louisiana-style blues Thursday, June 6.

On June 14-16, to celebrate the Elizabethan's opening nights, the courtyard shows will feature Celtic rock group The Tempest, Portland-based folk artists Shook Twins and the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, an award-winning youth orchestra.

See a complete schedule at

June shows

Tuesday, June 4 — BROTHER

Wednesday, June 5 — Rogue World Ensemble

Thursday, June 6 — Sarah Jane Nelson and Michael "Hawkeye" Herman

Friday, June 7 — Tessa Brinckman and Mitsuki Dazai

Saturday, June 8 — Rene y Grant

Sunday, June 9 — Patchy Sanders

Tuesday, June 11 — Siskiyou Violins

Wednesday, June 12 — Jefferson State Choral Coalition

Thursday, June 13 — The Curtain Climbers Aerial Dance Company

Friday, June 14 — Tempest

Saturday, June 15 — Shook Twins

Sunday, June 16 — Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra

Tuesday, June 18 — Le Cirque Centre Circus Arts

Wednesday, June 19 — Sonic Kaleidoscope

Thursday, June 20 — Raining Jane

Friday, June 21 — UNIVERSES

Saturday, June 22 — Ashland Danceworks

Sunday, June 23 — UNIVERSES

Tuesday, June 25 — Dancing People Company

Wednesday, June 26 — Jill and Daryl Hoops

Thursday, June 27 — Phoenix and Four Directions

Friday, June 28 — Elizabethan Music and Dance Festival

Saturday, June 29 — Elizabethan Music and Dance Festival

Sunday, June 30 — Elizabethan Music and Dance Festival

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