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2014 Season


Auditions for A Midsummer Night's Dream are on January 25th.
Details here!


10th Annual Twilight Tragedie:

Antony & Cleopatra

June 19 - July 26, 2014

Directed by Elizabeth Huffman


All Shows are FREE
Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings, unless noted

Laurelhurst Park  SE 35th Ave. and SE Oak St., between the pond and restrooms in the center of the Park.
 June 19, 20, and 21, at 7:00 pm
 June 26, 27, and 28, at 7:00 pm
 July 3, and 5, at 7:00 pm (no show on July 4th)
 July 11, at 7:00 pm (no show on July 10th)

Woodstock Park  SE 47th Ave & SE Steele St

 July 17, 18, and 19, at 7:00 pm
 July 24, 25, and 26, at 7:00 pm

With special shows at:

Meinig Memorial Park, Sandy, July 6, at 6:00 pm
  39250 Pioneer Blvd, behind City Hall

Marylhurst University, July 12, at 6:00 pm
  17600 Pacific Highway, Lake Oswego

Lajos Balogh Performance Shell, between "I" and "M" on this map


*ASL Interpreted performance planned, but dates not yet set


45th Annual Shakespeare-in-the-Parks:
A Midsummer Night's Dream

July 12 - September 1, 2014

Directed by Douglas Lay


All Shows are FREE
and Sunday afternoons, unless noted, plus Labor Day

Concordia University, July 12, at 7:00 pm
  At the Amphitheatre near NE 28th Ave & NE

Maryhill Museum, July 19, at 3:00 pm
35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, Washington
  -near the Sculpture Garden

Laurelhurst Park, July 26, at 3:00 pm, and 27, at 6:30 pm
  SE 35th Ave. and SE Oak St., near "picnic area F" in the center of the Park

Marylhurst University, August 2, 6:00 pm
 17600 Pacific Highway, Lake Oswego
  Lajos Balogh Performance Shell, between "I" and "M" on this map

Columbia Park, Troutdale, August 3, at 6:00 pm
1900 SW Cherry Park Road, Troutdale

Fernhill Park, August 9 and 10, at 3:00 pm
  NE 37th Ave & Ainsworth St, on the NE 41st Ave. side

Gabriel Park, August 16 and 17, at 3:00 pm
  SW 37th Ave and SW Nevada St., on the East side of the Park. 

Washington Park, August 23 and 24, at 3:00 pm
  SW Washington Way, in the lower park, just North of  the Holocaust Memorial
  We are NOT at the amphitheater, but at site 2 on this map

Reed College, August 30, and 31, September 1, at 3:00 pm
  SE Woodstock and SE Reed College Pl., in front of Eliot Hall

*ASL planned, but date not yet set
**Audio Description for the Blind planned, but dates not yet set


Last Year's Season

Sister Companies:
The below are companies with whom PAE has collaborated and continue to have an ongoing relationship.

Northwest Classical Theatre Company - from their Web site (www.nwctc.org)
The NWCTC is dedicated to performing great plays by great writers placing the emphasis on text and authorial intention rather than directorial conception. By cutting back on stage pyrotechnics and limiting our use of set and costume, we focus the attention on the word and story that we try to tell. Our company motto is “Content over Concept!”

Original Practice Shakespeare Festival - from their Web site (www.opsfest.org)
First Folio editions of Shakespeare’s plays include all the cues an actor needs to perform his or her role without rehearsal.  This allows the truest reaction to the story as it progresses.  The Ops Fest performs using the same performance techniques as they did in Shakespeare's own time, which means limited rehearsal, an onstage prompter, and changing roles each performance.  This lends a much more immediate, organic, improvisational feel to the performances.  Original Practice: because Shakespeare should be a little dangerous

POST5 THEATRE - from their Web site (www.postfivetheatre.org)
Post5 Theatre endeavors to hold "the mirror up to nature" for our community by engaging in inventive, effervescent and affordable storytelling inspired by the works of William Shakespeare and contemporary playwrights, to continually renew the magic that is live theatre for new and veteran theatre audiences.

WILLamette SHAKESPEARE - from their Web site (www.willametteshakespeare.org)
Willamette Shakespeare is a non-profit theatre company based in Oregon's Willamette Valley. We are dedicated to providing classical theatre, free of charge, to audiences of all ages in Portland and the Willamette Valley wine country

Portland Actors Ensemble
PO Box 8671 Portland, OR. 97207