City approves tent for Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has been given approval for setting up a stage and 600-seat tent in an Ashland city park while an indoor theater is repaired.

The Ashland Daily Tidings reports the city Parks & Recreation Commission held a special meeting Wednesday to hear the proposal from the festival's executive director, Paul Nicholson.

The commission unanimously approved setting up a 66-by-120-foot tent in Lithia Park, just below the festival's outdoor Elizabethan Stage.

Festival officials closed the 600-seat Bowmer Theater after discovering it had a cracked main support beam last Saturday. Repairs may take three to six weeks.

The festival has been hosting performances at the Historic Ashland Armory and at Southern Oregon University.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com