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OSF Newsletter: A sad tale's best for winter.

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Join us in Bohemia.

The 2017-18 Season moves on from Arden to Bohemia for Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, performed under the stars at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.

Opening July 28

An exotic story set in Sicily and Bohemia, this "comical, tragical, pastoral" tale defies Will's classic genres as it unfolds a story of royal love, revenge, injustice, and family. Plus, it includes Shakespeare's most famous stage direction: Exit, pursued by a bear.

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OSF Newsletter: Just as you like it.

Just as you like it. 

"OSF manages to once again light up the woods with delight... Ohio Shakespeare Festival is a treat." -Christine Howey

"[OSF has] provided a growing theatrical achievement and the audiences have...learned to enjoy Shakespeare in the gardens of Stan Hywet." -David Ritchey


"What makes this production so exemplary is of course the acting... you really owe it to yourself to see how well Shakespeare can be done as live theater." -Mark Horning

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 As You Like It begins it's second weekend tonight. Come lose yourself in the Forest of Arden. 

Pay What You Will(iam) AS YOU LIKE IT, Thursday July 6

In addition to our regular summer season, OSF brings you this special offer.

In our efforts to make the Shakespeare canon available to ALL, Ohio Shakespeare Festival continues the tradition of "Pay What You Will-iam Shakespeare" Night!

One night only, Thursday, July 6
William Shakespeare's
AS YOU LIKE IT

Pay whatever you "Will" for your ticket at the door. Any dollar amount gets you into the festival. Keep it within your budget (large or small) and donate to our Festival whatever amount you can to help us keep Shakespeare available to all in our community.

Consider sponsoring someone else's ticket so we can continue to offer more events like these! Donate here.

No advance sales for this offer; at the door only; space available.

**Those wishing to purchase tickets in advance may do so at the regular OSF pricing.**

All the world's a stage, and we want to share our art with our fellow players!

Announcing Artists' Choice Series

Artists’ Choice Series

at Ohio Shakespeare Festival

The purpose of this series is to allow fellow NE Ohio directors, playwrights, and designers an outlet for creative exploration at Ohio Shakespeare Festival. We encourage theatre artists to submit for consideration a play to produce for a limited run on the Henry C. Bishop Stage. 

We specifically seek exciting newer works, perhaps those not typically seen in the Ohio Shakes subscription series. Yet, all submissions must in some way tie into the tradition of classic theatre and/or storytelling, whether in theme, content, design, or interpretation. In short, while this project should be a daring and outside-the-box production for Ohio Shakespeare Festival, it should still fit our mission statement: to put excellent storytelling at the forefront of all we do.

The performances will take place on November 3 and 4, 2017, 8:00pm. Rehearsals can begin no earlier than October 2. You will submit a proposed rehearsal schedule, but be prepared to work around the needs of the MainStage productions.

Submissions are due August 1, 2017.