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OSF's 2016 season at a glance

The musical "The Wiz," a new play called "ROE" by Lisa Loomer and Shakespeare's rarely staged "Timon of Athens" highlight the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2016 season, announced in March by Artistic Director Bill Rauch.

The season will include five Shakespeare plays, four world premieres and two musicals.

The 11 plays are:


• "Twelfth Night," by Shakespeare, directed by Christopher Liam Moore, Feb. 19 through Oct. 30

• "Great Expectations," adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel by OSF alumni Penny Metropulos and Linda Alper, directed by Metropulos, Feb. 20 through Oct. 30 (world premiere)

• "The River Bride," by Marisela Treviño Orta, directed by Laurie Woolery, Feb. 21 through July 7 (world premiere)

• "ROE," by Lisa Loomer, directed by Bill Rauch, April 20 through Oct. 29 (world premiere, American Revolutions commission)

• "Timon of Athens," by Shakespeare, directed by Amanda Dehnert, July 27 through Oct. 29


• "The Yeomen of the Guard," adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan’s work by Sean Graney, Andra Velis Simon and Matt Kahler, directed by Sean Graney, Feb. 24 through Oct. 30 (world premiere)

• "Vietgone," by Qui Nguyen, directed by May Adrales, March 30 through Oct. 29

• "Richard II," by Shakespeare, directed by Bill Rauch, July 5 through Oct. 30


• "Hamlet," by Shakespeare, director to be announced, June 7 through Oct. 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 through Oct. 15

• "The Winter's Tale," by Shakespeare, directed by Desdemona Chiang, June 9 through Oct. 16

The 2016 season will begin previews on Feb. 19 and open the weekend of Feb. 26. Summer season begins June 17. The season closes Oct. 30.

For more detailed descriptions of the plays, visit www.osfashland.org.