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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Play Reading “8”, 8/5/12


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.

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July 5th, 2012

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Ashland Contemporary Theatre at Paschal’s


“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.

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May 30th, 2012

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Hip-Hop Open Mic, 5/7/12


Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents on May 7, 12 at the Black Swan Theater: Lawson Inada, 2006–2010 Oregon Poet Laureate.

Get down like Shakespeare, flip language and be a rhyme master”

In order to explore the intersection of nexthetics (the term for hip-hop and spoken word aesthetics created at 2003 Ford Foundation Future Aesthetics conference) and classical theatre the Oregon Shakespeare Festival brings together expert practitioners and connects with community based performers. We hold educational lectures and workshops, program nexthetics based performers in the Green Show, and sponsor spoken word events.

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April 30th, 2012

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SOU: Lucky Stiff, 5/17 thru 6/3/12


Lucky Stiff
Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty
What would you do to fulfill the conditions of a six million dollar inheritance? Harry Witherspoon finds out that the conditions of his late uncle’s will include taking his dead body on a trip to Monte Carlo. He dutifully visits all the sights in town with Uncle Anthony, only to find that he’s being followed by three mysterious strangers. This delightful musical farce received the Richard Rodgers Award in 1988.
Director: Dennis Smith
For more details http://www.sou.edu/theatre/patronres.html Ashland Oregon Theater

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April 17th, 2012

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SOU Theater: La Terrasse, 5/10 thru 5/20/12


La Terrasse by Jean-Claude Carrière
May 10 thru May 20, 12
Translated and adapted by Eva Harris and Francine Le Roux
Pacific Northwest premiere! Love is hard, but real estate is impossible. La Terrasse (The Terrace) is a wildly funny, absurdist farce of dissolving marriages, job-hunting, traffic jams, and house-hunting in our increasingly disconnected modern life. If something can go wrong, it will go wrong in this comedy of manners – but is anything really wrong? Playwright Jean-Claude Carrière won an Academy Award for his screenplay The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
Director: Jackie Apodaca
For more details on Ashland Oregon Theater at SOU http://www.sou.edu/theatre/patronres.html

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April 10th, 2012

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Camelot Theater: The King of City Island, 5/2 thru 5/27/12


The King of City Island by James Geoghan

Plays May 2 – 27

Taking place in City Island, the Bronx, this funny and poignant play looks at petty gangsters, relationships, self-esteem and Tai Chi, but most importantly, it examines who we need to become in our relationships in order to truly love another person.

Geoghan’s characters simply all have heart, and they are impossible not to care about.” — Heather Zimmerman, San Jose Metro.

For more information on the Camelot Theater in Talent Oregon

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April 2nd, 2012

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Play Reading: The Government Inspector, 3/24/12


 

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Nikolai Gogol

Oregon Shakespeare Festival‘s play reading: “The Government Inspector” by Nikolai Gogol, adapted by Oded Gross

Saturday, March 24 at 10:00 am in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Angus Bowmer Theatre
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Tickets: $9; members $8; youths (6–17) $7.

Reading directed by the Phil Killian Fellow in Directing, Nelson T. Eusebio, III

In Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector, 
a simple case of mistaken identity catapults the unemployed Khlestakov 
from desperate straits to new fortune and questionable power. In a new 
adaptation with influences from Monty Python and Brazil, Oded Gross 
styles Gogol’s iconic 19th century satire with a fresh Great Recession 
take.

Gross’s adaptation is being developed for a world premiere 
co-production by The Theatre @ Boston Court and Furious Theatre Company, 
Pasadena, California, to be directed by Stefan Novinski in the Summer 
of 2012.

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March 22nd, 2012

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Hip-Hop Poetry Open Mic at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 4/9/12


April 9 at the Black Swan Theater: the Redant Souljah Crew – DJ Omari, Bed Baden, and I am Low.

Get down like Shakespeare, flip language and be a rhyme master”

In order to explore the intersection of nexthetics (the term for hip-hop and spoken word aesthetics created at 2003 Ford Foundation Future Aesthetics conference) and classical theatre the Oregon Shakespeare Festival brings together expert practitioners and connects with community based performers. We hold educational lectures and workshops, program nexthetics based performers in the Green Show, and sponsor spoken word events.

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March 14th, 2012

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Ellen Reviews Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Seagull 2012


Oregon Shakespeare Festival “Seagull” is a thought-provoking, moving play: in all aspects a superb production.

Unlike quite a few of my guests, I almost never pre-read a script or research the play before viewing it. However, in this case, for this play, my interest and enjoyment of this play would have been improved with a little preparation.
For me, more contextual knowledge would have increased my engagement while viewing this play. Read More

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March 13th, 2012

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Ashland Contemporary Theater presents “A Room of One’s Own” by Virginia Woolf, 3/24/12 & 3/25/12


Ashland Contemporary Theater

Virginia Woolf by Beresford (1902)

Ashland Contemporary Theater presents “A Room of One’s Own” by Virginia Woolf.

Location: Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland

When: Saturday, March 24, 12 at 8pm and Sunday, March 25, 12 at 3pm.

As a fundraiser for the Ashland Contemporary Theater, Artistic Director, Jeannine Grizzard, reprises the one-woman show she has toured throughout the Southeast for seven years.

The play reveals the character and ideas of Virginia Woolf through her 1928 address to the women’s colleges of Cambridge. Her inspirational talk explores the nature of the artist and the conditions required to create genius. (Named fourth most important non-fiction of the 20th Century by Modern Library.)

Advance tickets are $15, and for a $20 donation at the door.  Tickets are on sale at Paddington Station and Grocery Outlet in Medford.  You can make a reservation at 541 646‑2971.

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March 12th, 2012

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