AUGUST 12th through AUGUST 14th



Willamette Shakespeare, in partnership with Portland Actors Ensemble, opened its 2016 presentation of Love's Labour's Lost last weekend at Stoller Vineyards. This coming weekend we move the performance to Montinore Estate in Forest Grove. We hope to see you there. Bring blankets or chairs and a picnic, or purchase food at the event. Portland's Tails and Trotters will cater. Montinore wine will be sold by the glass and bottle. The event is free to the public. No outside alcohol permitted.

About the Play

When a King decrees that his court be free of women so that he and his men may study without distraction, what could possibly go wrong? Nothing, until a beautiful princess and her delectable entourage pay a visit and put the men’s resolve to the ultimate test.  Love letters gone awry set in motion a series of hysterical misadventures which turns the court topsy-turvy in a hilarious Shakespearean study of “Wooing 101.”


Berowne...Andy Haftkowycz

Rosaline...Jessica Hillenbrand

King Ferdinand...Soren Gillaspy

Princess...Kailea Saplan

Longaville...Murren Kennedy

Maria...Chelsea Turner

Dumaine...Johnny Rice

Katharine...Quinlan Fitzgerald

Costard...Jeremy Urann

Jaquenetta...Emma Holland

Don Armando...Enrique Andrade

Dull...Michael C Jordan

Holofernia...Paige McKinney

Sir Nathaniel...Phillip Giesy

Boyet...LD McClure

Moth...Manuel Avalos

 Creative Team 

Producer...Sherry Ostendorf

Director....John Monteverde

Stage Manager...Paige Kester

Assistant Stage Manager...Michael C. Jordan

Choreographer...Laura Hiszczynskyj

TD/Set Design...Demetri Pavlatos

Costume Design...Melissa Heller

Props...Emily Trimble

The show runs 2 ¼ hours including one 15-minute intermission.

2016 Performance Schedule

 August 5th, 6th, and 7th: Stoller Vineyards

August 12th, 13th, and 14th: Montinore Estates

August 19th, 20th, and 21st: Ponzi Vineyards



You are welcome to bring a picnic to our performances, but if you don't, or if you want to add to your picnic, we will have items for sale. Tails and Trotters. one of our favorites, will cater our performance at Montinore Estate.


An incredible newly released book titled Presenting Shakespeare: 1,100 Posters from Around the World includes four Willamette Shakespeare posters created by Dee Boyles, an amazing artist with an amazing history who now lives in McMinnville (Google him.). Dee has created the posters for every season of Willamette Shakespeare, and you are a very fortunate person if you have collected all eight.

As stated on the back cover of the book, "Presenting Shakespeare is the first book ever to showcase theater posters for Shakespeare's plays. The posters have been designed by an international roster of artists representing 56 countries. . . . This stunning selection of the best in Shakespeare posters from the nineteenth century to the present was chosen from the collections of museums, theaters, and individuals."

This 2015 award winning art book was compiled by two NY Times art editors.  Thanks to an anonymous donor, we have 12 books available at the performances for a donation of $50. Get them while you can!



Willamette Shakespeare needs volunteers for the summer 2016 production of Love's Labour's Lost, performed by Portland Actors Ensemble. We would love to have you help us.

We need volunteers to help direct parking, pass out programs, direct people to their seats, sell raffle tickets, and help anyone who has a question. Caleb Thurston, House Manager, is coordinating the volunteers.

Volunteers are asked to arrive 90 minutes before show time.

Other details to remember:
  • You can dress comfortably and casually.
  • You will be assigned a specific area (for example, parking, programs, raffle). Please let Caleb know if you have any restrictions or preferences.
  • You can stay for the show, and we hope you will, so bring chairs or a blanket. Tickets are free for everyone, and volunteers, who arrive early, can choose a favorite location for seating. Also, volunteers can have as many free admission tickets as they want. (Well, there really aren't any actual tickets. It's free! OK, there will be raffle tickets, but those aren't free.)

Please let Caleb Thurston, House Manager, know ASAP if you are interested and available to help, and at which performance(s). Caleb can answer any questions you have. After Caleb has heard from you, you will receive an email from him with more details.

Thanks in advance for making this possible!

Caleb Thurston, House Manager



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