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"Unison" at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Ashland Oregon


The world premier musical written by Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp and William Ruiz is now playing in the Bowmer Theatre at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival until October 28th 2017. This original play was inspired by the poems and memoirs of beloved poet and play write August Wilson, it is provoking and exciting and absolutely enthralling.

The Plot:
The poet dies, his apprentice inherits all that he owns. Among these possessions is a large chest, the poet charges the apprentice to destroy all of it's contents, but she is curious and opens the chest. With this act unleashing the "Seven Terrors" these "Terrors" are the people and events that have tormented the poet throughout his life. The poet has to wrestle his demons before he can go into the after life. One by one these "Terrors" tell their story.
The seamstress, the tormented butcher, the aging boxer, the black smith, the hunter, the soldier and "Mama".
The play is absolutely riveting, each shocking story is told with such passion and poignancy by each actor. It is truly mesmerizing.
It is a high energy original masterpiece filled with glorious poetry, memorable foot tapping music and innovative dance.
We came away from the Theatre with the feeling that we had experienced something extremely unique and highly creative. The play challenges you to open your mind to something wholly original and you'll be glad you did!

Oregon Shakespeare Festival : Mojada Medea in Los Angeles


Mojada is a modern day story of Medea, her "husband" Jason and their son Acan (played by a fabulous local boy Jahnangel Jimenez). The family together with their longtime housekeeper Tita (Vivis) endure a horrific and harrowing journey from Mexico to reach Los Angeles, seeking a better life. Jason is very ambitious and after a period of working as a day laborer Jason finds a job with a wealthy local builder Armida ( Vilma Silva) herself an immigrant who has done well in the poor neighborhood of Boyle Heights. He spends more and more time away from home working while Medea struggles as a seamstress doing piece work. Sabina Zuniga Varela is mesmerizing as Medea who finds the transition to American life difficult. Jason ( played by Lakin Valdez) tries hard to comfort his wife but is driven to be successful in this new land.

Director Juliette Carillo does a marvelous job of creating the real tension between Medea and Jason. Play-write Luis Alfaro's masterful and thought provoking adaption of the Greek story of Medea tugs at your heartstrings as Medea becomes more and more desperate and Jason betrays her in the most awful way. Medea makes her final devastating and heart braking decision, in the horrific climax of the play.

Where are they now? Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Ashland Oregon


We at the blue Moon have been wondering where some of our favorite actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival were this year, we missed their names on the billboard.

Mark Bedard and John Tufts who you we are sure you remember them appearing together in "Cocoanuts" and "Animal Crackers" they are now playing in "Pride and Prejudice" at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in New York until September.
One of our favorite actors Michael Winters whom we loved in "All the Way" and" King Lear" has been appearing at the Taproot Theatre in Seattle. We miss them all and hope to see them in Ashland again very soon.

Britt Festival 2017 Season



Britt Festival in Jacksonville Oregon has announced it's 2017 lineup. Jacksonville is just 17 miles from Ashland Oregon.

If you have a free evening while you are staying here at the Blue Moon B&B in Ashland, why not travel over to Jacksonville for the evening to see some fabulous music performed live under the night sky.
This year among others The Temptations and the Four Tops ,Huey Lewis and the News, Pink Martini,Diana Krall and the Britt Orchestra will delight you.
The first performances start on June 17th and last performance will be September 17th.
You can buy food and drink there before the show or take a picnic.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival plays, so much to love!


Jean-Pierre and I close our Inn during November until early February every year to travel around the US and Europe. During our off time we get to visit small hotels and B&Bs, it's a great way for us to see how other Inns operate. We really enjoy our time away and have a wonderful three months of traveling and meeting with family and friends around the world. But we love coming home to Ashland Oregon, we always feel energized and excited to start a new season at the Blue Moon. We especially look forward to seeing returning guests and meeting new folks who find their way to our Inn. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is in full swing as I write this, we have already seen four plays so far this season, there are so many exciting and unusual plays to enjoy this year, and like you we can't wait to see every one of them. The plays we have seen so far have been fabulous. They are a new play Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles, which was absolutely magical. And two Shakespeare history plays;Henry IV part one and Julius Caesar, both highly creative and inspiring, and last but not least Shakespeare in Love, a romantic, fanciful and brilliant romp with exquisitely beautiful costumes. We enjoyed all these outstanding plays immensely. We are looking forward to sharing enthusiastic conversations with you about this extraordinary 2017 season.

For tickets go to: www.osfashland.org

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Ashland, Oregon 97520

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Address

312 Helman Street
Ashland, Oregon 97520

Phone

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


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