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 ,
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.
Caught in the act! Out of the Chanticleer Inn B&B’s breakfast window, I witnessed a squirrel stealing some acorns out of the neighborhood Acorn Woodpeckers’ granary.
This picture, taken by my mobile phone, shows him munching on the top of the electric pole the woodpeckers use for granary. A few minutes later 2 woodpeckers chased him away.
Saturday, April 14, 2012 – 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 15, 2012 – 3:00 pm
SOU Music Recital Hall, S. Mountain Avenue, Ashland
Free pre-concert lecture one hour prior to each performance
Tickets: $20, $5 students with ID
The ancient songs of the church have captivated and inspired composers since the very beginnings of western music, and this concert will explore a variety of modern takes on these beautiful ancient melodies. Read More
Dates: April 14th and 15th, 2012
Location: Deer Creek Center, Selma, OR
Instructor: Daphne Stone, PhD
Beginner/Intermediate level class, Naturalist Certificate
Description: Discover the wonderful and complex world of lichens! We’ll collect lichens from the meadows and forests around Deer Creek Center and then return to the classroom to identify and preserve specimens; examining their structures and learning terminology needed to discuss the basics of lichen identification. Students will learn to key lichens using Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest. You’ll complete this class with a small personal lichen reference collection to further your lichen studies.
For more information click here.
Klamath Bird Observatory bird walk on Lower Table Rock
When: Saturday, April 14, 2012
Where: Lower Table Rock
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.
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
Sue Foley and Peter Karp, “He Said-She Said” An Evening of Folk, Jazz, Flamenco & Blues
Friday, April 13, 2012 • 8pm
Tickets: $20/advance, $22/door, $10/teens 12-17, children under 12 are free with paying adult.
Unitarian Fellowship, 4th and C Streets, Ashland
“He Said – She Said” is an inspired and winning collaboration of original songs by Canadian Juno award winner Sue Foley and critically acclaimed U.S. singer / songwriter and Blind Pig artist Peter Karp. The songs are adapted from letters and e-mails between the two over a 2-year period. Read More
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.
Sneak Preview of the Ashland Independent Film Festival: a membership event!
We hope you will join us next Monday, March 12th from 7-8:30p at the SOU Music Recital Hall for a special member-only “Sneak Preview” of the 11th annual Ashland Independent Film Festival.
At the event, you will be among the first to see clips from some of the highlighted 2012 films and hear about specifics of the festival line-up, including special guests, from AIFF Executive Director Anne Ashbey Pierotti.
The SOU Music Recital Hall is located on South Mountain Ave. above Siskiyou Blvd on the SOU Campus. Parking is available in the lot across the street from the theater on South Mountain Ave, just past Henry St. Get directions.
Please note that this event is one of an exclusive member benefits and as such is open only to current AIFF members, sponsors and advertisers.
We look forward to seeing you on March 12th, and to celebrating independent film with you at the 11th annual April 12 – 16th! For complete festival ticket ordering information, visit our online Box Office.