Troilus and Cressida in Lone Fir Cemetery

Troilus and Cressida opens our 48th consecutive season of free summer Shakespeare. Be sure to see it as never before, in the heart of Portland, Oregon’s Lone Fir Cemetery. This will be PAE’s first production of this play. Patrick Walsh directs.

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Runs Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7 PM, July 7th through July 29th. Visit the performance schedule below, RSVP, and put it in your calendar today.

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Performance Schedule

2017 Season Announced

During the summer of 2017, Love and War reign supreme in our 48th year of free Shakespeare-in-the-Parks.

Troilus and Cressida opens the season as our twilight production on July 7th. This will be PAE’s first production of this play.

The Winter’s Tale will enchant Portland greenspaces and three nearby vineyards beginning July 28th as the 48th annual Shakespeare-in-the-Parks. This production is in partnership with Willamette Shakespeare.

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Photo by Gary Norman

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