Oregon Shakespeare Festival Actors Perform at PC

Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors Laura Montes and Orion Bradshaw from Ashland, Oregon, will present two public performances at Peninsula College on Tuesday, November 20. 

The performances are scheduled for 9:10 am and 12:35 pm in the college's Little Theater on the Port Angeles campus and are free to the public.

The morning show will be a combination program featuring both Shakespeare and other playwrights and is entitled “The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth.” The actors will select from, but are not limited to, excerpts from the following plays: Boy Meets Girl by Peter Stone and Carl Reiner, Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye, Hamlet by Shakespeare and I’m Herbert by Robert Anderson.

The 12:35 program, “Live, and Deal with Others Better,” will be an all-Shakespeare one and will include excerpts from The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear, and Cymbeline.

This is Montes first tour with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival School Visit Program. In addition to Ashland, Montes has also appeared with the Adirondack Shakespeare Company, TITAN Theatre Company, Hyperion Theatre Company, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Tennessee Williams Theatre, Shakespeare on the Rocks, Monomoy Theatre and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. She received her MFA from Ohio University's Professional Actor Training Program.

This year marks Bradshaw’s second tour with the School Visit Program. In four seasons at OSF he has appeared in several plays. His background also includes several other theater performances, including Post5 Theatre, Profile Theatre, Northwest Classical Theatre and Compass Repertory Theatre, as well as performances at Southern Oregon University, Oregon Stage Works, ArtAttack Theatre and Ashland New Plays Festival. He received his BFA from Southern Oregon University.