Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Portland Center Stage

Production | Portland, OR, USA

"Coriolanus" in a classic Roman-esque font, yellow on a red background. The bloodied figure of a Roman soldier kneels on the ground, exhausted and looking down.

April 20-May 19, 2024

William Shakespeare

In a modern verse
translation by
Sean San José

Directed by
Rosa Joshi

Famine threatens Rome, and hunger fuels the tensions between the country’s elite and the deprived masses. As civil unrest stirs political upheaval, the war hero Coriolanus is driven to defend and destroy his own country. Shakespeare’s rare and unique tragedy will be fueled by a dynamic female and non-binary ensemble and a muscular, movement-focused staging. This modern translation updates the Bard’s language while lifting the story’s core—and reminds us that democracy is fragile and always worth defending.

Not able to see Portland Center Stage’s production?

Don’t worry! The production will continue in July 2024 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, OR! Click below for more details.