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 in early July. This will be PAE’s first production of this play.

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

Specific dates, times, and locations will be here soon, as well as audition information.

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Good Will for All!

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