Sunday, August 13 at 2:00 p.m.

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Back in 1935, the “First Annual Shakespearean Festival” lasted three days and offered two plays. Today, some 30,000 performances later, visitors choose from 11 different plays each season. Explore the origins and evolution of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival — how one man’s vision for a weekend event became the economic mainstay of the city of Ashland and a major force in American Theater.