MACBETH at Oregon Shakespeare Festival 

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MACBETH at Oregon Shakespeare Festival 

March 19 - October 12

Macbeth - Shakespeare Festival 2024

Experience Shakespeare’s revered masterpiece MACBETH live at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival this season! Embark on a spellbinding journey through fate, murder, and magic in this haunting production performed by OSF’s world-class acting company. Tickets start at only $35. Save your seat today!


The 2024 Season Calendar has shows and educational events – start your 2024 planning now.

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Evren Odcikin 
March 19 – October 12, 2024
Angus Bowmer Theatre

“Blood will have blood”
In this powerful exploration of fate, an unexpected prophecy sends Scottish general Macbeth on a feverish and murderous quest to become king. With startlingly beautiful language, Shakespeare’s revered tragedy reveals the underbelly of ambition in a world steeped in power mongering, war, and magic. This muscular, modern production—an ensemble-based showcase for OSF’s acting company—is directed by former OSF Associate Artistic Director Evren Odcikin (unseen, 2022) and plays all season in the Angus Bowmer Theatre.

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OSF Presents the Alley Theatre Production of
Born with Teeth
By Liz Duffy Adams 
Directed by Rob Melrose 
Associate Director Anna Crace 
March 20 – October 13, 2024
Angus Bowmer Theatre

“Madmen like us reinvent the world”
William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe are two of the greatest writers of their time. If only they’d stop bickering long enough to pick up a quill. In this razor-sharp imagined encounter by Liz Duffy Adams, the two men go head-to-head, fighting, flirting, and festering in the back room of a pub while attempting to collaborate on a play cycle. Set against the backdrop of an aging ruler, an oppressive police state, and constant threat of spies, Born with Teeth is a high-stakes dramatization of history that remarkably mirrors the present day. Don’t miss this sharp, sexy, dark comedy coming to life on the Angus Bowmer stage.

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Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender
Created and performed by Lisa Wolpe
Directed by Laurie Woolery
March 21 – May 4, 2024
Thomas Theatre

A lyrical, fearless, and deeply personal one-person show
Internationally renowned actor and Shakespeare scholar Lisa Wolpe has arguably played more of the Bard’s male roles than any woman in history. From cross-gender exploration to the unforgettable story of her life, Lisa triumphantly illustrates that Shakespeare’s insight into the human condition is as relevant as ever.

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Smote This, A Comedy About God… and Other Serious $H*T
Created and performed by Rodney Gardiner
Directed by Raz Golden
March 22 – May 12, 2024
Thomas Theatre

One Black man’s reckoning with legacy and religion
In this one-man comedy, Rodney Gardiner tries to abandon God despite his deeply Christian roots. For this undocumented Black boy growing up in tumultuous 1980s Miami, racial unrest, an immigration crisis, and the drug war is just another Tuesday. Smote This is an entertaining web of stories and tangents, and OSF is delighted to welcome back Rodney Gardiner, who has thrilled our audiences for years in everything from musicals to Shakespeare.

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Virgins to Villains: My Journey with Shakespeare’s Women
Created and performed by Robin Goodrin Nordli
Directed by Penny Metropulos
May 16 – July 19, 2024
Thomas Theatre

The women of Shakespeare—from an insider
In this witty, insightful, and revealing one-woman show, actress Robin Goodrin Nordli draws from her experiences of performing in 61 productions of 30 plays by William Shakespeare. From the innocent virgins of her past to the vindictive villains of her present, Robin explores her own life through the prism of her relationship with Shakespeare’s women.

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Lizard Boy 
Book, music, and lyrics by Justin Huertas 
Directed by Brandon Ivie 
June 11 – October 12, 2024
Thomas Theatre

An indie-rock musical like you’ve never seen before
Trevor has become a myth in his hometown: a lonesome outsider whose skin turned green and scaly after a childhood encounter with a dragon. Now he leaves his house only once a year, on Monsterfest, the anniversary of the incident—and that’s tonight. Out on a first date with a new crush, Cary, he meets a fellow dragon survivor who fears the dragons have returned and begs Trevor to help fight them. Can Trevor accept who he is and save his city … and his first date? This funny, quirky, heartbreaking musical, winner of six San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards and fresh from its 2023 Off-Broadway run, will delight audiences in our intimate Thomas Theatre.

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OSF and Portland Center Stage Present
by William Shakespeare
in a modern verse translation by Sean San José
Adapted and directed by Rosa Joshi
Produced in association with upstart crow collective and Play On Shakespeare
July 23 – October 13, 2024
Thomas Theatre

Fragile democracy and treacherous alliances
When civil unrest wracks Rome as the famine-ravaged underclass battle the ruling elite, a war hero steps into the spotlight to serve his nation—only to turn on it and seek its overthrow. Shakespeare’s rarely produced tragedy comes to visceral life in the intimacy of OSF’s Thomas Theatre, helmed by visionary director and OSF Associate Artistic Director Rosa Joshi in a powerful, movement-focused production featuring a cast of female and non-binary actors. Sean San José’s modern translation brings the story to the forefront, illuminating Shakespeare’s themes of ambition and delicate democracy that will particularly resonate during an election year.

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Behfarmaheen (If You Please) 
Created and performed by Barzin Akhavan
Directed by Desdemona Chiang
July 31 – September 15, 2024
Thomas Theatre

An immigrant between two worlds
This one-man show tells a true story of the journey a young man takes to find belonging in two worlds divided. Using multilingual dialogue, traditional Iranian music, and American pop culture, OSF fan favorite Barzin Akhavan (Oklahoma!, Water by the Spoonful) brings his irrepressible energy back to OSF.

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Much Ado About Nothing
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Miriam A. Laube
June 1 – October 12, 2024
Allen Elizabethan Theatre

“Thou and I are too wise to woo peaceably”
Romance, wit, and mistaken identities fuel this new staging of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of tricks! Don Pedro’s army has just returned home victorious after the war. Love is in the air, even as two of history’s most tumultuous couples—Benedick and Beatrice, and Claudio and Hero—volley hilarious quips and damning accusations back and forth. Will the truth win in this mischievous game of love? Find out in this dazzling, music-filled production directed by Miriam A. Laube, who brings her 17 seasons of OSF experience to this Shakespeare favorite, lighting up the Allen Elizabethan Theatre all summer.

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West Coast Premiere
Jane Eyre 
Adapted by Elizabeth Williamson from the novel by Charlotte Brontë
Directed by Dawn Monique Williams 
May 31 – October 11, 2024
Allen Elizabethan Theatre

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me”
One of the most beloved heroines in literary history shines bright in this adaptation by Elizabeth Williamson. Orphaned as a child and raised by cruel relatives and cold schoolmasters, Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as an adult: working as a governess on a remote estate. But as she slowly falls in love with her moody employer, she discovers that he—and his home—are surrounded by dark secrets. With only her resilience and wits to guide her, how will Jane save her chance for happiness? This Gothic masterpiece is directed by Dawn Monique Williams, who helmed our lush 2023 staging of Twelfth Night.

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Access Services & ASL+ Weekends

Continuing OSF’s commitment to making programs accessible to all visitors, our 2024 season will include Captioning, Assistive Listening Devices, ADA seating, and Audio Description—and the return of our ASL+ Weekends, with ASL (American Sign Language) interpreted shows. Join us in 2024, with performances in all three theatres: April 26–28June 28–30July 26–28, and September 13–15. Visit the Access page to learn more.

ASL dates are subject to change.

Green Show

A favorite with locals and visitors, our Green Show will return in 2024 with free live music, dance, and other performances on the Bricks four nights a week, May 31–October 12. Programming will be announced as the series approaches.


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