27th Annual Daedalus Project Starts

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ASHLAND, Ore. — Organizers with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival are getting ready for the annual Daedalus Project. This is the 27th year of the project, which raises funds to benefit aids and HIV organizations. This year’s project begins on Tuesday, Aug. 12th and runs through the 18th.

The theme is Act Five after Shakespeare plays and how they are sorted into five acts, with the fifth being the end. It’s to symbolize the hope that one day an end to aids will be found.

“We serve our community here,” said Eduardo Placer, the Daedalus Project Director, “But then the scope of it is also national and international. The ten dollars that you give, on the indiegogo campaign, or the twenty-five dollars you can pay for a ticket, all of that money is literally going to help people here and also all over the world.”

From Friday the 15th  to Sunday the 17th, OSF and Ashland Independent Film Festival and Coming Attractions Theatres are teaming up to present the Daedalus film festival. There will also be a 5K run on August 17th at 9:00 a.m.