OSF 2025 Homecoming Season Lineup Promises Drama, Comedy, And Lots More

ASHLAND, Ore. — Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s (OSF) 2025 Season is set to entertain and delight as it celebrates 90 years of theatre productions in this season, aptly named “Homecoming.”

Founded in Ashland in 1935 by Angus L. Bowmer, the festival has grown into a nationally renowned theatre arts organization from its humble beginnings of a three-day festival offering just two plays. In 1983, the theatre was recognized with a Special Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.

Tim Bond, OSF’s Artistic Director, said the company celebrates our collective humanity, cultivates collaboration, creates community, and actually is ‘company’. In the spirit of “Homecoming”, OSF is returning with a rotating repertory in the 2025 season. The actors will rotate through nine different productions, which include some of Shakespeare’s most iconic works, reimagined, and a few highly anticipated productions of other classics.


Plays Showing At OSF In Ashland

Starting with productions from the writings of the bard himself, and true to its name, the Oregon Shakespeare Theatre is putting on three Shakespearean productions this season:

Starting out with a drama:

  • Julius Caesar: Directed by Rosa Joshi with the Upstart Crow Collective, on stage March 7 – Oct. 26 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre.


Followed by two comedies:

  • As you like it: Directed by Lisa Peterson, on stage April 16 – Oct. 25 in the Thomas Theatre.
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor: Directed by Terri McMahon, on stage May 30 – Oct. 12 in the Allen Elizabethan Theatre.


As if to balance out the genres, also on the OSF stage this season is:


A classic comedy:

  • Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest: Directed by Desdemona Chiang, showing in the Angus Bowmer Theatre March 8 – Oct. 25.


Two classic dramas:

  • Fat Ham: Written by James Ijames and directed by Elizabeth Carter, showing in the Thomas Theatre March 11 – June 27.
  • Jitney: Written by August Wilson and directed by Tim Bond, showing in the Angus Bowmer Theatre March 9 – July 20.


Rounding off the 2025 OSF “Homecoming” season are :

  • Into the Woods: A musical, written and originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine, at the Allen Elizabethan Theatre May 31 – Oct. 11 (Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim,  Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick).
  • Shane: The classic western adapted from Jack Schaefer’s novel by Karen Zacarias and directed by Blake Robison, at the Angus Bowmer Theatre July 31 – Oct. 25.
  • Quixote Nuevo: For sheer entertainment value, in a genre of its own, written by Octavio Solis and directed by Lisa Portes. It’s onstage July 9 – Oct. 24 in the Thomas Theatre.


Related: Philanthropists Match OSF’s Public Donations With $1 Million Gift


Theatre Production Tickets And Opportunities

OSF’s Fellowships, Assistantships, Internships, and Residences or FAIR Program will return in 2025 after a five-year hiatus. Introduced by Bond when he was the then Associate Artistic Director, the program provides opportunities for the next generation of theatre professionals.

Running from March 7 till October 26, tickets will be on sale in the fall. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s website has the latest information.

As Bond said, “How can we celebrate those nine decades of extraordinary work?” Theatergoers can do just that by attending this season of homecoming.

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