King Lear and As You Like It Coming This Summer

Patrick Walsh will direct King Lear as the 2019 Twilight Tragedie, playing July 11- August 4. All performances at Lone Fir Cemetery.

In collaboration with Willamette Shakespeare, PAE is presenting As You Like It. Directed by Sara Fay Goldman, this show will run from August 2 through Labor Day at various locations.

Specific dates, times, and locations will be announced in June and posted on the calendar. Join us for an incredible summer in 2019!

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Gearing up for 50!

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History

The Play’s the Thing, since 1970.  We are proud to be one of the longest-operating theatre groups in Oregon. Forty-eight seasons is a lot of free theatre.  See pictures from old shows, find out about the casts and crews, and learn more about our history and mission here.

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Keep Shakespeare Free!

See how you can help this Portland summer tradition grow and thrive.  By helping to spread the word, inviting friends and family, volunteering, joining the Friends of PAE, purchasing some cool PAE swag, making donations, or even shopping as you normally do, you can make a difference.

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