Shakespeare's People Talk About Real-World Issues

Sep 8, 2015

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has made it clear for years that its work extends beyond the confines of its stages, to a real interest in people and the human condition. 

"Sweat" deals with the decline of industrial America.
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OSF's "Living Ideas" program brings conversations about issues raised in its plays to communities around the region. 

This year's world premier of "Sweat" shows the effect of industrial layoffs on people and communities, something the timber towns of our region know too well. 

Michael Hibbard and Bruce Weber from The Conversation Project stop in to tell us about a pair of community dialogue events in Jackson County.

Wednesday, September 9th: Medford Library, 6-9 PM

Thursday, September 10th: Ashland Library, 7-10 PM