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“New Look on the Bricks is Good in Some Ways but Problematical for Mobility Impaired Theater Goers”

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
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Owner description: You don't need to head to England to experience the genius of a Shakespearean play. Much closer to home is the Oregon Shakespeare Festival located in Ashland, Oregon. Every year at the end of October you can enjoy on average over ten of Shakespeare's plays performed in both classic and newly imagined style. Separate tickets are needed for each show which is held at one of the event campus's two indoor or one outdoor spaces.
Reviewed 11 September 2017

There has been new hardscaping on the Bricks, the area in front of the outdoor Allen Theatre and the indoor Bowmer Theatre. A small amphitheater has always been there, the focus of the Green Show (the entertainment before the theatrical performances). Now, however, attractive cement bench seating has been created in keeping with the amphitheater 'bowl' design.

Generally a real seating improvement, there is one drawback and that is a set of stairs to the side of the amphitheater has replaced the step-free walk way. This makes for limited access for anyone with mobility issues, and there are many theater goers who are older and using canes as well as some people in wheel chairs. The only step -free way to get from one level to the other now is to go around to the other side of the performance area, thereby significantly increasing foot traffic to and from the theatres on that side.

Being sharp observers of what works and what doesn't, I am sure that the Oregon Shakespeare Festival management will look at this issue and address it if it becomes increasingly problematical for access. The good thing is that now more people can sit while watching the Green Show.

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

The Elizabeth outdoor theater is lovely. Not a bad seat in the house. It makes for a beautiful night outside in the summer months. The concession stands have snacks, drinks, beer, and wine. Diverse group of attendees and plays. The theater is built on a hillside, next to OFS other three indoor theaters. The tickets can be purchased online or at the box office. The OFS is popular and it may be best to plan ahead of time.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Unless you are adventurous and don't mind off beat theater, stick with the Shakespeare plays. This is their bread and butter of course. Plays like The Odyssey ---- lousy. Saw it in the outdoor theater this summer and people next to me, and in front of me fell asleep. Funny though when the play was over they jumped right up and clapped. I think they were glad the play was over. Fantastic venue and the experience is fun in and of itself.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Wonderful venue! Classic entertainment year after year. Professional performances with a modern application each year.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This was our first time back to Ashland in 20 years. Sorry we waited so long to return. It did not disappoint. The selections were wide ranging and we saw The Odyssey, Julius Caesar and UniSon. We enjoyed all of them but we were particularly moved by UniSon. We are August Wilson fans and this production did him justice.

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