THE 2017-18 season begins at stan Hywet Hall & gardens:

As you like it

BY WiLliam Shakespeare

Directed by Terry Burgler

June 30-July 16

Performed outdoors at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. We present Will’s beloved story of life, love, and marriage kindled in the woods.  Forbidden lovers, banished dukes, cross-dressing ladies, and it all ends with a marriage (or three!). Join us for this classic romantic comedy in our very own Forest of Arden.

View the trailer here.


The Winter's Tale

BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Directed by Terry Burgler

July 28- August 13

Performed outdoors at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. An exotic tale set in Sicily and Bohemia, A Winter's Tale defies Will's classic genres by belonging to both the comic and tragic worlds as it unfolds a story of royal love, revenge, injustice, and family.  (Plus, it include Shakespeare's most famous stage direction: "Exit, pursued by a bear.”)

View the trailer here.


The Season continues at Greystone Hall:

THE Three Musketeers: An ADventure, with Music

BY Joe Pine, Music & Lyrics By Scott Campbell

Directed by Nancy Cates

September 22-October 8

Our generous show sponsors:

Sarah Steiner

Our second installment of OSF's Family Theatre, continuing our tradition of captivating the imaginations of all ages.  This time we tell Alexander Dumas's classic tale of friendship, daring, romance, and intrigue...with music! 

OSF Family Theatre encourages and cultivates the skills of local artists from start to finish. The scripts are new, the music and lyrics are original, and the musicians, composers, choreographers, playwrights, actors, directors, and producers all call Ohio 'home.'

Meet the cast by clicking here.


Camelot

Book and lyrics by Alan jay Lerner, Music by Frederick loewe

Directed by Terry Burgler

December 1-17

Our generous show sponsors:

Cindy Pine

Based on T.H. White’s classic novel, Lerner and Loewe’s majestic and sweeping musical  Camelot brings to life the legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table.  Join us for this “one brief shining moment” and our very first musical at Greystone Hall.

Meet the cast by clicking here.


Scapin

by Molière

Directed by Terry Burgler

March 2-18, 2018

We bring to the Henry C. Bishop Stage the grandfather of comedy: Molière.  Two young lovers fall in love with two penniless and beautiful women.  Two old fathers won’t agree to anything but a high-born match.  Enter Scapin, the crafty servant, who can scheme his way into (and out of) any situation…especially when there is money involved.  If you love Shakespeare’s funniest scripts, we guarantee you’ll love Moliere…maybe more!

Meet the cast by clicking here.


King Charles iii

by mike Bartlett

Directed by Nancy Cates

April 6-22, 2018

OHIO PREMIERE

Prince Charles has spent his entire life in a state of waiting.  But now, Queen Elizabeth II has passed away, and the erstwhile prince finally receives his chance to ascend the British throne. His idealism is put to the test almost immediately, and the popularity of Prince William and Princess Kate proves threatening.  This Olivier award-winning script is written in the style of a Shakespearean history play, and will challenge the audience to wonder: is there room for idealism in the modern political world?

Meet the cast by clicking here.

 

Watch the 2017-18 Season trailer! Season subscriptions on sale until July 16!

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