Steve Jaech as ShakespeareMark your calendars for the 2013 Summer Shakespeare Festival!
Registration starts March 1, 2013

Earn 10 college credits in English or Drama or 100 OSPI clock hours through classroom study with English Professor, Steve Jaech, combined with a four-day stay in Ashland, Oregon. Spend three days/four nights close to the excitement and bright lights of the theater in this charming Oregon town with a European feel. You’ll enjoy six plays this year with optional pre-show dance and musical events. Course fee includes tickets, motel accommodations (double occupancy, shared rooms) and course tuition. Call (253) 840-8452 or email for more information on how to register. A $400 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your seat in this course. Full-time students – check with your advisor and financial aid to see if this credit course fits into your education plan.

Classroom Sessions Before: Monday/Wednesdays
June 24, 26, July 1, July 3, 2013 7-9 p.m.
(Attendance at all sessions required.)

Plays in Ashland, OR: July 9, 10, 11, 2013. (Travel on July 8 and July 12) (Attendance at all plays required.)

Classroom Sessions After: July 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 2013 7-9 p.m. (Attendance at all sessions required.)

"This class was incredible. I learned more than I anticipated in such a short course! I'm ready to take this course again!" Jane Estes 2009

Books: Purchase books for the plays at local retail bookstores, or online (We do not put these in the college bookstore). You may be able to find a Shakespeare collection for less money than buying separate titles. Shakespeare plays are available for Kindle.

Register for a total of 10 credits or 100 clock hours. (Teachers must decide between credits or clock hours at the time of registration as this can not be changed after the class starts.) Please make arrangments to attend all class sessions (clock hours are calculated by seat time).

Joining us for the first time?
Register for these two five credit classes:

and U102





5 credit
5 credits

10.0 credits
or 100 SPI clock hours

Joining us for a second or third time?
Register for one of the following 10 credit classes:

Item #U103




10.0 credits
or 100 SPI clock hours

Item #U104




10.0 credits
or 100 SPI clock hours


Financial Aid: There may be financial aid available for full-time students who meet income, credit load and other eligibility requirements. Please contact the financial aid office at either campus for more information.

Fees: $1199 includes tuition! for 10 credits or 100 OSPI clock hours, tickets to five plays, a backstage tour and discussion with an actor or director, and a four night hotel stay (*double occupancy in a shared room.) Transportation and meals not included. Call (253)840-8452 or email for more information. A $400 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your seat in this course. Full payment is due by June 20, 2013.

Register and Reserve Your Spot: A $400 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot in this popular program. Call 253.864.3330 to register and pay your deposit. Full payment is due by June 20, 2013.

*Note: Pierce College reserves double occupancy hotel rooms ONLY. Those requesting a single room will be only be accommodated if there are vacant unfilled double rooms as the college reserves a specific number of hotel double-occupancy rooms to accommodate students for this event. If there is a single room available, you will be required to pay the single supplement fee even if others are put in a single room due to uneven pairings.

This year's plays...

Tues, July 9, 2013

King Lear 1:30 p.m.

The Heart of Robin Hood 8:00 p.m.

Wed., July 10, 2013

The Liquid Plain 1:30 p.m.

My Fair Lady 8:00 p.m.

Thu., July 11, 2013

A Streetcar Named Desire 1:30 p.m.

The Taming of the Shrew 8:00 p.m.

Read more about the plays and other things to do while in Ashland, OR.