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Antoinette Hatfield Hall

Winningstad Theatre

The Fall Festival of Shakespeare

The Fall Festival of Shakespeare is a non-competitive region-wide collaboration between Portland Playhouse and area high schools. The Festival is a spectacular theatrical event, in part because student actors connect well to Shakespeare; they understand the passion, the large stakes, and the disaster. High school and middle school is not unlike an Elizabethan Tragedy.

The students are not only performers in the festival, but a large and vocal component of the audience. They are most active and vibrant theatre patrons you will ever encounter. They “oooh” and “ahhh”; call out “Oh no she didn’t”; scream and laugh. It’s the closest thing we have to how an Elizabethan audience at Shakespeare’s Globe might have reacted. It’s an unforgettable experience for the students involved, and an engaging cultural phenomenon for everyone to witness.



Performance Block 1
Friday, November 17 - 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Romeo and Juliet performed by Da Vinci Arts Middle School
plus, a special performance by St. Andrew Nativity School


Performance Block 2 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
A Midsummer Night's Dream performed by Arts & Communication Magnet Academy
Macbeth performed by Metropolitan Learning Center

Performance Block 3 
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Hamlet performed by Franklin High School
As You Like It performed by Boise-Eliot Elementary School

Performance Block 4 
7:00 - 8:45 pm
Julius Caesar performed by Fort Vancouver High School Of International Studies

All seating is general admission.

Winningstad Theatre : Upcoming Events


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Showing: 02/24

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Showing: 03/03 - 03/25

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