THE FALL FESTIVAL OF SHAKESPEARE

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Fall Festival of Shakespeare is a non-competitive region-wide collaboration between Portland Playhouse and area middle and high schools. The Festival is a spectacular theatrical event, in part because student actors connect well to Shakespeare; they understand the passion, the large stakes, and the disaster. High school and middle school is not unlike an Elizabethan Tragedy.

The students are not only performers in the festival, but a large and vocal component of the audience. They are the most active and vibrant theatre patrons you will ever encounter. They “oooh” and “ahhh”; call out “Oh no she didn’t”; scream and laugh. It’s the closest thing we have to how an Elizabethan audience at Shakespeare’s Globe might have reacted.

BY THE NUMBERS

The Fall Festival of Shakespeare is an unforgettable experience for the students involved, and an engaging cultural phenomenon for everyone to witness. 

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FESTIVAL SHOWTIMES

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Performance Block One

12:00 -4:00 pm 

  • Arts & Communication Magnet Academy – Much Ado About Nothing
  • Fort Vancouver High School – Henry V
  • Metropolitan Learning Center – Twelfth Night

Performance Block Two

6:00 -9:00 pm

  • Harriet Tubman Middle School – Hamlet
  • Da Vinci Middle School- The Tempest
  • Closing Piece / Reverance

Please note: Schools may not perform in the order they are listed in their specified performance block. Tickets are available for $20 per performance block or $30 Festival Pass to all performances.

THANK YOU!

OUR FALL FESTIVAL OF SHAKESPEARE SPONSORS THAT MAKE THIS PROGRAM POSSIBLE. 

The Autzen Foundation

The Firstenburg Foundation

The Jackson Foundation

The Juan Young Trust

The BP Lester & Regina John Foundation

The PGE Foundation

The Robert D. & Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust

The Reser Family Foundation

The Anna C. MacAskill Schwab & Dwight L. Schwab Sr. Charitable Foundation

The Starseed Foundation

The Herbert A. Templeton Foundation

Tualatin High School / Schnitzer Communicare program

The Rose E. Tucker Foundation

INTERESTED IN GETTING YOUR SCHOOL INVOLVED?

We offer a Fall Festival of Shakespeare for middle school and high school students, and Spring Social Justice Festival for high school students.  Contact us today for more information.

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