This Week OSF Noons
Through lectures, panel discussions and questions and answers, actors, artisans and other company members of OSF will share their knowledge about the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and theater in general.
Admission is free, no tickets are required.
All Oregon Shakespeare Festival noon talks are in the Bill Patton Garden, uphill side of the Elizabethan theater.
Friday, July 6 Lecture: “Magical Connections in Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella: Making the Impossible Possible,” Ketu H. Katrak, University of California, Irvine
Saturday, July 7: Panel Discussion: “‘Call Me But Love’: Actors on Playing Romeo,” Richard Howard, Daniel Molina, Kevin Kenerly and Ralph Burgess, Actors. Lydia G. Garcia, moderator
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Play Reading “8” by Dustin Lance Black
Sunday, August 5, 12 at 8:30 pm in the New Theatre
“8″ is based on court transcripts and interviews and chronicles the historic 2010 federal court case Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, which sought to overturn Proposition 8. The reading has renewed relevance in light of the recent decision on February 7, 2012, when a federal appeals court overturned Proposition 8, ruling that Californians took away a right from a minority group without justification when they approved the 2008 ban on same-sex marriage. The reading is among those sponsored by American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact.
All tickets for this reading are $5.00 and will be donated to AFER. To order tickets, click the date of the play reading on calendar to the right or call 800–219-8161.
Cast lists for the readings will be posted when information is available.
Gotta love Chanticleer Inn guests!
While taking a reservation, I glibly asked for a limerick about her little dachshunds, and here’s what I got:
There once were 2 dachshunds so naughty
One pretty and sweet, and one haughty
Come here said their master a little bit faster
but they couldn’t their legs were so shorty
Lucky me for creative, fun visitors to the Chanticleer Inn!
Chanticleer Inn: a deer nursery!
It’s fawning time in Ashland. A doe left a fawn at the front door — literally on the Chanticleer Inn B&B’s porch.
Mother deer will leave the fawns in order to browse and feed, and will later return to them.
Most of the time, the fawn is safely sequestered in tall grass or under a bush. Being so new fawns have no scent for predators to catch a whiff of, and the spots help camouflage the baby. The deer in Ashland are so accustomed to humans, they leave them on sidewalks, in alleys, and now apparently at front doors.
Travel Video and Blog of Chanticleer Inn in Ashland Oregon Bed and Breakfast
Travel bloggers, Chris and Tawny produced a video of their stay at the Chanticleer Inn in Ashland Oregon bed and breakfast. View the video here.
I truly enjoyed hosting Chris (aka the Captain) and Tawny. For more of their trip in Ashland, check out their blog! Chances are we’ll see more of them and their work as they are planning to return to Southern Oregon later this year.
Well, this is a Chanticleer Inn first. I have never shared a guest book entry, but I’ve never had a guest pen a limerick either.
Of the lodge keeper all know as Ellen
We find ourselves practically yellin
How she runs this great inn
(Nothing comes from a tin!)
How she does it alone,
there’s no tellin
Chanticleer Inn B&B guests may purchase discounted tickets to the World of Wine Festival’s Grand Tasting event.
Grand Tasting evening is on August 25th from 6:00–9:00pm.
For more information about all 4 days of the World Wine of Festival: http://worldofwinefestival.com
Chanticleer Inn guests may purchase tickets at $65 (list price $75), offer good until June 30th,
Exclusively for the Chanticleer Garden…
The unending quest for the best ways to amend soil and feed plants in the Chanticleer garden has taken ‘au naturel’ organic to a new level.
Some friends bring a bottle of wine, some might bring flowers, but truly thoughtful friends consider what is most important to a hostess, those friends, of course, bring cow manure for the Chanticleer garden!
Exclusively for the Chanticleer garden, meticulously gathered, carefully packaged and labeled, and specially delivered from the lush green Roseburg, Oregon pastures. Just the thing to warm the cockles of a gardener’s heart!
“That’s No Bull!”
“Once in a Blue Moon” Ashland Contemporary Theatre presents 3 outrageously funny comedies, June 9 & 10
Usually Ashland Contemporary Theatre puts on play readings, but this time their production is three comedies by established writers out at Paschal Winery on June 9th and 10th.
The highlight play is “Wanda’s Visit” by Christopher Durang. Imagine when Wanda, Jim’s hot, but shady ex-high school sweetheart, shows up for an extended stay, what hilarious mayhem ensues that rocks his stable marriage.
Directed by Evalyn Hansen, the cast includes: Lyda Woods (as Wanda), Maria Ciamaichelo, Daureen Collodel, Eric Epstein, Joe Suste, Jesse Lawson, and Christopher Morton.
The other two plays range from witty and poignant to absurdly hysterical.
Performances are at Paschal Winery in Talent (1122 Suncrest Rd. Take exit 21 and follow the signs.):
Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 3pm and 8pm and Sunday, June 10 at 3pm at Paschal Winery in Talent.
Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at Paddington Station in Ashland and Grocery Outlet in Medford or online at www.ashlandcontemporarytheatre.org. Reservations: 541–646-2971.
My favorite Oregon Wildflowers Hike at Grizzly Peak
First time I’ve been to Grizzly Peak this early in the year, only a few are starting to bloom: Trillium, Klamath Fawn Lilies, Fritillaria pudica, and Lomatium.
After the most recent late-spring snow melts, there will be more Oregon wildflowers to see! I can barely wait to get back to my favorite hiking trail.