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Julius Caesar at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival


Julius Caesar at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is an absolutely brilliant production.

Shakespeare's words come to life through vivid portrayals of the characters by the whole cast. It's a play about how absolute power corrupts. Caesar is an overly ambitious leader and wants to be adored, he thinks that he alone can rule Rome.
His controversial leadership puts the whole society of Rome in jeopardy. Caesar makes many enemies, whom he thinks are his friends. Even when he is warned "Beware the Ides of March" he will not heed the warning because he thinks he is invincible.
These intense issues in Shakespeare's play are very relevant in our modern world.
The success of the show is due to the unique vision of director Shana Cooper who's lively and bold interpretation of Shakespeare words have the whole audience on the edge of their seats. Shana and choreographer Erika Chong Shuch have created beautifully stylized and striking battle scenes full of intense modern dance movements, this is a very original way of interpreting how gruesome battle is.
This is a must see play and one of the best productions we have seen at OSF.

Wild Rogue River Adventures

Have you been to the Outdoor Store on Third Street Ashland Oregon. Their new website is not quite ready yet! But you can find out about day hiking, mountaineering, kayaking and more adventures in and around Ashland by calling 541-488-1202


Fishing on the Rogue River


If fly fishing is your cup of tea.
The Fly Shop on Main Street Ashland is the place to visit. They have all the equipment that you will need to fish on the beautiful Rogue River. Plus guided fishing trips.
For information go to ashlandflyshop.com

Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents " Off The Rails"


Off the Rails is a world premier production written by playwright Randy Reinholz and brilliantly directed by Bill Rauch.

The play takes much of it's story and even some dialogue from Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, the play is an interesting concept and a creative way of using a Shakespeare play and his words to tell this story of how native Americans were so cruelly treated. Native children were taken force-ably from their parents and sent to terrible "boarding schools" who indoctrinated the children with a Christian white education, the goal was to annihilate their culture and native traditions and customs. Many of these children never saw their families again and some died of mistreatment, starvation and disease.
The play takes place in Genoa Nebraska at the Industrial School in the late 1880's, the story follows Madam Overload, (Lakota businesswoman and brothel owner) and the men and woman who work at her brothel, the Mayor General Gatt and superintendent Captain Angelo who keeps law and order at the school in a ruthless way. And a beautiful Pawnee teacher Isabel who comes to town to save her brother.
There are many stellar performances especially Sheila Tousey as Madam Overload, General Gatt played byDavid Kelly and native Pawnee teacher in training Isabel, played by Lily Gladstone.
This is an intense play about how indigenous people suffered at the hands of the American Government. It is a haunting heartbreaking story of courage, survival and resistance. Thank goodness there are light and funny moments during the play also some wonderful songs and native dancing, all in all this is a sad but also uplifting tale that will bring a smile to your face and a tear to your eye!

For Tickets: osfashland.org

Live Escape Game in Ashland Oregon

Escape Ashland!


You might think as I did that you know everything about Ashland Oregon, but as I found out there are hidden gems and new unique experiences to enjoy here in our small mountain town.
One of these new experiences may not be for everyone, It's called "Escape Ashland."
Escape Ashland is Southern Oregon's unique escape room game located in our historic downtown, just two blocks from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Escape games are live-action entertainment that involve observation, problem solving and teamwork to solve puzzles and challenges to "escape" from the room. Part scavenger hunt, part puzzle solving-total exhilaration! Has this peaked your interest? For more go to esacapeashland.com

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312 Helman Street
Ashland, Oregon 97520

Phone

(541) 482-9228
(800) 460-5453


Address

312 Helman Street
Ashland, Oregon 97520

Phone

(541) 482-9228
(800) 460-5453


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