Original Practice Shakespeare Festival Jun 22 - Aug 27 | Around Portland
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OPS Fest brings no-cost repertory Shakespeare to parks and venues all over the Portland Metro area. The company uses the original practice techniques of Elizabethan England: limited rehearsal, scrolls in hand, audience interaction, and an onstage prompter.

In Shakespeare’s Era, the audience knew the actors had not rehearsed and that the only context each had of the play was their own role on a scroll. The play was as fresh to actors as to the audience.

At OPS Fest, you’ll NEVER see the same cast do the same play in the same way. Because Shakespeare should be a little dangerous!