…wherein our hero abandons his family for a weekend of culture.
This is opening weekend for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and as I’ve done for … er, 3 years now?.. I’m heading down as a member of the press to take in every play. Yes, in the internet age literally anyone can be a member of the press. Unlike last year, where the season was choc-a-bloc with let’s-call-them fan favorites (Hamlet! Cat on a Hot Tin Roof! Pride and Prejudice!), this year’s season .. well, isn’t. This doesn’t mean that I expect the plays to be any less engaging, it’s more that I’m still very much a theater neophyte so I don’t know what I’m getting myself into.
The four plays I’m seeing are: