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Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents The Odyssey

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents a new adaptation of Homer's The Odyssey and it's truly spellbinding. Director Mary Zimmerman brings the ancient story to life on the Allen Elizabeth outdoor stage with wisdom, beauty and humor. There are exceptional performances by all of the cast members, especially Chistopher Donahue as Odysseus,Christiana Clark as the goddess Athena and Danforth Comins as Antinous and Poseidon.

The audience is completely memorized by the adventures of the hero Odysseus who is lost at sea and does not return home to Ithaca after fighting in the decade long Trojan war. His wife Penelope and son Telemachus wait for him to return fearing he is lost forever. While he is gone Penelope is plagued by a pack of suitors. She promises to marry one of them Lord Antinous as soon as she completes a shroud, each night she unpicks the shroud that she has woven that day so she can keep putting him off. Penelope never looses faith that her husband will eventually return and rescue her from her torment.

For seven long years Odysseus is trapped on a remote island by Calypso,who offers him love and immortality but he yearns to return home to Ithaca.

Odysseus builds a boat and finally escapes from Calypso.
He then begins his fantastical journey home. On his epic venture he sails from island to island through stormy turbulent seas. On his way he encounters monsters and gods, one of whom an angry Poseidon, tries to thwart his efforts to return home. Odysseus is clever and tenacious and after a long and arduous journey he finally returns to Ithaca only to find that he has more problems to solve.
The Odyssey is an enthralling tale of courage and love and the struggle to survive against all odds.

New Restaurants in Ashland Oregon


There are a few new restaurants in Ashland Oregon that you may like to try next time you are in our lovely mountain town!

Ostras
On the plaza. They are a new tapas restaurant with a delightful menu of small plates and tasty bites with an extensive wine selection. They are serving lunch and dinner every day except Mondays.
Hiro Ramen
On 1st Street, This is a great place for Ramen and Rice bowls, also appetisers and Kimbop!
Give this one a try!
Opened recently on Main Street opposite the Varsity Theatre. They serve modern Mexican cuisine, from fish to beef and vegetarian too. Also wonderful ceviche and Mexican brownies. Plus the largest variety of tequila you will find anywhere!
Last but not least Lorella is not technically a new restaurant, it used to be called Scarpetta
but changed it's name at the beginning of the year. They serve fresh organic local farm to table ingredients in new and inventive ways.

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Address

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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