Portland Playhouse scales back to four shows for 2016 season

2016 will be a slightly smaller year for Portland Playhouse, with a larger focus on music.

The NE neighborhood theatre will be doing four shows next year (three with music), down from the normal five of the last three seasons.

Headlining season number eight is the exciting HOW WE GOT ON by Idris Goodwin, a story about three teenagers in the midwest coming of age in the hip hop birth era of the 1980’s and Peter Pan hit PETER AND THE STARCATCHER.

Portland Playhouse – Season Eight (2015-16)

How We Got On by Idris Goodwin | September 23-October 25

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens | December 2-26

You For Me For You by Mia Chung | February 3-28, 2016

Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice | April 27-May 29, 2016

2016 scales back to four shows from the normal five of the last three seasons.
2016 features four shows.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival announces 2016 season

The 2015 season is only just underway, and yet here comes 2016.

Some quick highlights appear to be:

* An outdoor HAMLET
* THE WIZ – also outdoors (seat belts on, people)
* A world premiere about ROE vs. WADE by Lisa Loomer
* Vietnamese-American take on Viet Nam war

Try and imagine what this is going to feel like with THE WIZ on stage.
Try and imagine what this is going to feel like with THE WIZ on stage.

2016 Season at Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Press Release

Angus Bowmer Theatre

TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare
Directed by Christopher Liam Moore
February 19 – October 30

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Adapted by Penny Metropulos and Linda Alper
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Directed by Penny Metropulos
February 20 – October 30
World Premiere Adaptation

THE RIVER BRIDE by Marisela Treviño Orta
Directed by Laurie Woolery
February 21 – July 7
World Premiere

ROE by Lisa Loomer
Directed by Bill Rauch
April 20 – October 29
World Premiere/American Revolutions

TIMON OF ATHENS by William Shakespeare
Directed by Amanda Dehnert
July 27 – October 29

Thomas Theatre

THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD Music by Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W.S. Gilbert
Directed by Sean Graney
February 24 – October 31
World Premiere Adaptation

VIETGONE by Qui Nguyen
Directed by May Adrales
March 30– October 30

RICHARD II by William Shakespeare
Directed by Bill Rauch
July 5 – October 31

Allen Elizabethan Theatre

HAMLET by William Shakespeare
Director TBA
June 7 – October 14

THE WIZ Book by William F. Brown; Music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the story “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum
Directed by Robert O’Hara
June 8 – October 15

THE WINTER’S TALE by William Shakespeare
Directed by Desdemona Chiang
June 9 – October 16

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The Tempest
by William Shakespeare
February 14 – November 2

The Cocoanuts
Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, book by George S. Kaufman,
with additional text by Morrie Ryskind and adapted by Mark Bedard
February 16 – November 2

The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window
by Lorraine Hansberry
February 15 – July 6

A Wrinkle In Time, World Premiere
based on the book by Madeleine L’Engle, adapted by Tracy Young
April 16 – November 1

The Great Society, World Premiere
by Robert Schenkkan
July 24 – November 1


The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare
February 20 – November 2

Water by the Spoonful
by Quiara Alegría Hudes
March 26 – June 20, September 3 – November 2

Family Album, World Premiere
by Stew and Heidi Rodewald
July 5 – August 31


Richard III
by William Shakespeare
June 3 – October 10

Into the Woods
by Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and James Lapine (book)
June 4 – October 11

The Two Gentlemen of Verona
by William Shakespeare
June 5 – October 12