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OSF teams with local food banks

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is offering $10 tickets to all shows between Tuesday, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Sept. 1 to those who bring nonperishable food donations.

The discount special benefits local nonprofit ACCESS and the Ashland Emergency Food Bank, according to a press release.

Participants are asked to give at least one nonperishable food item or cash donation for each $10 ticket.

The tickets will be available starting at 9:30 a.m. the day of the show on a first-come, first-served basis at the OSF box office, 15 S. Pioneer St.

People can also text OSFRUSH to recipient 41411 to subscribe to daily updates with the list of available shows.

OSF spokeswoman and food bank board member Julie Cortez said community food drives are her favorite times of the year at OSF.

“At the food bank, we see the impact of replacing a person’s worry about feeding their family with nutritious food for their plates. And at OSF we witness the nourishing impact of the communal experience that is live theater,” Cortez said.

Food drive performances include:

Tuesday, Aug. 27

1:30 p.m. “Mother Road”

8 p.m. “As You Like It”

8 p.m. “How To Catch Creation”

8 p.m. “Alice In Wonderland”

Wednesday, Aug. 28

1:30 p.m. “Indecent”

1:30 p.m. “How to Catch Creation”

8 p.m. “Mother Road”

8 p.m. “All’s Well That Ends Well”

Thursday, Aug. 29

1:30 p.m. “As You Like It”

1:30 p.m. “Cambodian Rock Band”

8 p.m. “Hairspray: The Broadway Musical”

8 p.m. “Between Two Knees”

8 p.m. “Macbeth”

Friday, Aug. 30

1:30 p.m. “Indecent”

1:30 p.m. “How to Catch Creation”

8 p.m. “As You Like It”

8 p.m. “Cambodian Rock Band”

8 p.m. “Alice In Wonderland”

Saturday, Aug. 31

1:30 p.m. “Hairspray”

1:30 p.m. “Between Two Knees”

5 p.m. “La Comedia of Errors”

8 p.m. “Indecent”

8 p.m. “Between Two Knees”

8 p.m. “All’s Well That Ends Well”

Sunday, Sept. 1

1:30 p.m. “Mother Road”

1:30 p.m. “Cambodian Rock Band”

8 p.m. “Hairspray”

8 p.m. “La Comedia of Errors”

8 p.m. “Macbeth”

{ }In Octavio Solis' "Mother Road" Mark Murphey (William Joad) drives Tony Sancho (Martín Jodes) during a trip from California to Oklahoma.{ } Photo by Jenny Graham.