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West Linn High School to host free Shakespeare performance

SUBMITTED PHOTO: MEAGAN CUTHILL - From left to right, Julia Brezeanu, Ryan Westwood, Matt Sepeda and Ken Yoshikawa perform Shakespeares King Lear earlier this summer.The West Linn High School Performing Arts Center sees multiple stunning performances every year. With elaborate productions like “The Music Man” last year and the upcoming fall musical “The Addams Family,” the West Linn High stage has seen its fair share of talent over the years. It’s not every day, however, that the building houses a respected theatre company, especially those performing Shakespeare to raise money for the West Linn High School Theatre program.

That will be just the case Friday, Oct. 7, when Oregon Adventure Theatre (OAT) performs “The Taming of the Shrew” for WLHS students and the greater West Linn community. With free admission and all donations going to the WLHS Theatre Program, the night promises to be beneficial for everyone involved.

The performance means a great show for interested theatre-goers, welcomed funds for the WLHS theatre program and added exposure to Oregon Adventure Theatre — a West Linn-based theatre company that has grown leaps and bounds since its creation four years ago. The show is particularly special considering the fundraiser’s genesis, too, because not only is Oregon Adventure Theatre a homegrown company — with headquarters in West Linn — but it was created by a West Linn High alumnus as well.

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