The Complete Works . . 2018

Final Weekend! Saturday through Monday of Labor Day weekend, Reed College Front Lawn at @3PM

In cooperation with Willamette Shakespeare, join us as we take a tour through the entire world of Shakespeare, in a mere 90 minutes! Impossible, you say? Hold your Pinot and watch this! [ASL Interpreted performance on Sunday]


Touring Schedule:
Concordia University Green, Portland, July 27 – 29th, 7PM
Stoller Family Estate, Dayton, August 3rd and 4th at 7PM, August 5th at 6PM
Montinore Estate, Forest Grove, August 10th and 11th at 7PM, August 12th at 6PM
Willamette Valley Vineyards, Turner, August 17th and 18th at 7PM, August 19th at 6PM
Meinig Memorial Park, Sandy, August 25th at 7PM
Reed College Lawn, Portland, September 1st, 2nd, 3rd at 3PM

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The Bard in the Bar: Shakespeare After Dark

Sundays, August 12th and 26th 8PM @ Funhouse Lounge


Join us for an incredible summer in 2018!

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