City approves tent for Oregon Shakespeare Festival



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.


Information from: The Oregonian,