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Pilar Esperanza Castillo (Esperanza America, right) shares a jail cell with Hortencia Del Rio (Adriana Sevahn Nichols), the woman she believes to be her maid in “Destiny of Desire,” a story about female empowerment running through July 12 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.

Pilar Esperanza Castillo (Esperanza America, right) shares a jail cell with Hortencia Del Rio (Adriana Sevahn Nichols), the woman she believes to be her maid in “Destiny of Desire,” a story about female empowerment running through July 12 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.

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Rare Perspectives on Stage

Oregon Shakespeare Festival makes space for authentic, rarely-heard voices

It is no exaggeration to say that three plays currently on offer at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival are making space for authentic, rarely-heard perspectives, and are changing the landscape of the American theater.