Financial loss for Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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ASHLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Shakespeare Festival says they’ve lost more than a million dollars in revenue this summer due to the wildfire smoke.

18 shows have been moved from the outdoor Elizabethan Theater.

10 of them were moved to Ashland High School and the other 8 cancelled.

They’ve had more performances affected this year than the last 5 years combined.

OSF management says they could lose more than 2 million dollars by the end of the season.

“Right now we’re pretty focused on this year because there is a lot going on.” “We are definitely looking at what could be done differently next year and what we could prepare for more in advance,” said Julie Cortez, Communications Manager for OSF.

OSF says they have 7 shows in the indoor theatres currently showing.

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