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Ellen Reviews Oregon Shakespeare Festival “White Snake“, 2012


Oregon Shakespeare Festival

The White Snake. Concept and Illustrations by Owen Jones and Partners, Ltd. Photography by Jenny Graham.

White Snake, adapted by Oregon Shakespeare Festival, is a fairytale portrayed with lavish beauty and clever illusion.

An ancient tale with classic messages, enacted beautifully with a blend of puppetry, light, ingenious prop use, acrobatic dance and live music. Both tragic and comedic, the tale will speak to many about loyalty, jealousy and most of all, loving enduring acceptance of others despite their demons.

The run time is shorter than most plays, thus you will be transported into the fairytale with no interruptions, i.e., no intermission!

If it’s not obvious by now, I really liked this performance. My only regret is that White Snake will not be played for the full season. It closes July 8th. Only those who come early in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s season will be rewarded with this delightful performance.

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March 1st, 2012

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SOU Theater: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 3/1 thru 3/11/12


A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Hoping to elope, imperiled lovers Hermia and Lysander flee to the forest of Athens, pursued by Hermia’s jilted fiancé Demetrius and his pining ex-girlfriend Helena. Hi-jinks ensue when the four cross paths with feuding fairy royalty, a mischievous sprite named Puck, and a troupe of overmatched amateur thespians, (mis)led by a vainglorious ass named Bottom.

Director: David McCandless

For more details www.sou.edu/theatre/raccoon.html in Ashland Oregon theater

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February 1st, 2012

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SOU Theater: Raccoon Earns His Stripes, 2/24 thru 3/11/12


Raccoon Earns His Stripes by Brent Florendo

For the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest, winter is the time for stories. Brent Florendo’s highly interactive play brings to the stage the ancient folklore of the Wasco tribe of the Columbia River Basin and Cascade mountains as told to him by his mother, Alice. Raccoon finds that everything in his world is alive and its inhabitants help him learn about their inherent interdependence with humor, song and dance.

Director: Chris Sackett

For more details www.sou.edu/theatre/raccoon.html in Ashland Oregon theater

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January 24th, 2012

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Camelot Theater: All the King’s Men 2/1 thru 2/26/12


All the King’s Men

Camelot Theater

February 1 – 26, 2012 by Robert Penn Warren

Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Set in Louisiana in the 1930’s, this powerful play examines the life of opportunist Willie Stark, a character based on Governor Huey Long, one of America’s most extraordinary politicians. The smart and manipulative Willie Stark is elected governor with the support of the lower social classes, tough-talking assistant Sadie Burke, newspaper reporter Jack Burden, Jack’s elegant fiancée Anne and her idealistic brother Dr. Adam Stanton. The play confronts the question, does absolute power corrupt absolutely?

For more information on the Camelot Theater

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January 17th, 2012

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Taking Steps” at SOU Theater


Southern Oregon University Theater – Nov 4–14, 2011
Taking Steps by Alan Ayckbourn

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October 4th, 2011

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The Scarlet Pimpernel” 11/30 thru 12/31/11 at the Camelot Theater


The Scarlet Pimpernel” Book and lyrics by Nan Knighton, music by Frank Wildhorn, based on the novel, The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Orczy at the Camelot Theatre Nov 3 – Dec 31, 2011.
Celebrate the holiday season with this action/adventure musical about the French Revolution and the battle for Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. A love story that is funny as well as inspiring, moving and passionate. At the peak of the French Revolution, a beautiful French actress falls in love with an English lord after a whirlwind courtship. The actress’ former lover, a revolutionary official, is furious. On the night she is to leave for England and marriage, he blackmails her into giving him secret information. When the groom hears of his bride’s responsibility for the deaths of many, he persuades his compatriots to join him in a “private war” against the French regime. They call themselves The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel and work to save as many innocent lives as they can.
For more information: Camelot Theater

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October 4th, 2011

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2011 Ashland New Plays Festival (October 19th-23rd)


Festival Week Is Right Around the Corner

ANPF 2011 begins Wednesday, October 19, and closes Sunday, October 23. EM Lewis is returning as our host playwright. See the schedule for festival week.

Congratulations to this year’s winning playwrights: Gary Dontzig of New Mexico for Couples; Steven Haworth of New York for Fernando; Thomas W. Stephens of Washington, DC, for Countdown to the Happy Day; and Carol Verburg of San Francisco for Spin, or Twilight of the Bohemians. Read their bios and synopses of the winning plays.

All performances are at the Unitarian Center, 87 4th Street.

The readings are directed by Claudia Alick, Brain Demar Jones, Lenny Neimark, Caroline Shaffer, and John Stadelman. Cast members include Mark Barsekian, Brandy Carson, Benajah Cobb, Ted Deasy, Gina Daniels, Michael Elich, Jim Garcia, Rodney Gardiner, Cristofer Jean, David Kelly, Miriam Laube, Christopher Livingston, Holly Weber Neimark, Terri McMahon, Douglas Rowe, Kimberly Scott, Dayvin Turchiano, Ellie von Radics, and Rex Young.


Tickets for ANPF 2011 Are on Sale Now!

Advance tickets are also available for $15 at ShowTix4U.com, by e‐mailing tickets@AshlandNewPlays.org, calling (541) 488‐7995, or visiting Paddington Station at 125 East Main Street

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September 26th, 2011

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New play reading “Change of Climate” by Fred Tonge, 10/9 & 10/10/11



ScienceWorks sponsors – Atelier Stage 2 presents a reading of new play CHANGE OF CLIMATE by Fred Tonge. A tale of climate change, political conflict, and romance.

Dr. Laura Hoskins is building a world-class Climate Research Lab at Fleming Institute. But when she breaks off a brief romantic involvement with junior researcher Jake Zamosa, his impulsive retaliation threatens their careers. Can the consequences of Jake’s actions be contained, or will they spread beyond the lab and add fuel to the wider debate over global climate change?
Directed by Greg Younger Cast: Will Churchill, Gwenne Wilcox, Casey Faubion, David Gabriel, Tim Kelly, and Alyssa Leigh Smith.
Sunday, October 9, 8:00 pm Monday, October 10, 8:00 pm
ScienceWorks Theatre, 1500 East Main St., Ashland
$10.00 requested donation at door
For more information about the Playwright Actor Atelier, visit: http://playwrightsatelier.org
For more information about ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, visit: http://scienceworksmuseum.org

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September 14th, 2011

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Next Stage Repertory” the newest theater in the Rogue Valley


The newest name in local theater is Next Stage, the Craterian’s exciting new acting company. Under the leadership of Stephen McCandless, executive director of the Craterian; Doug Warner, former producing director of Camelot Theatre; Peter Alzado, former artistic director of Oregon Stage Works; and Kate Sullivan, local actress and co-founder of Ashland Children’s Theatre.

Next Stage will focus on producing small cast plays that tell great stories, but that don’t typically require elaborate staging.

The company is committed to making professional theater as accessible as possible for the entire community, and all seats for the four plays in the inaugural 2011–2012 season will be just $10! So, spread the word, bring your friends, and come to the Craterian for the premiere performance of Talley’s Folly!

Talley’s Folly (Sept. 8–10),” “The Decorator (Jan. 5–7),” “The Wild Guys” (March 22–31) and “Molly Sweeney” (May 31-June 2) — this season at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater.

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September 8th, 2011

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I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road, 10/5 — 11/6/11 at the Camelot


“I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road” Book and lyrics by Gretchen Cryer and music by Nancy Ford at the Camelot Theatre October 5 – November 6
When a 40-year-old song writer wants to make a comeback, the conflict is between what she wants and what her manager wants. She’s eager to include feminist material in her act; he wants her to go back to the syrupy sweet, non-controversial formula that made her so successful: a real woman vs. a Barbie Doll.
“Clearly the most imaginative and melodic score heard in New York all season.” – Soho Weekly News
“Brash, funny, very agreeable…it touches a special emotional chord for all times.” – New York Post
For more information: Camelot Theater

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September 6th, 2011

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