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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.

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

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.

2017 Oregon Shakespeare Festival Line-up

The 2017 Oregon Shakespeare Festival here in Ashland Oregon is full of drama, romance, comedy and creativity. We at the Blue Moon can't wait to see all of the plays in this new spectacular and exciting season. Each year we think that the plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival couldn't get any better, but each year we are greeted with wonderful surprises as the spotlights reveal even more innovative and extraordinary delights.
We have already seen four plays since the season began in February.

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. Also the unforgettable Shakespeare in Love, we were swept away with the fabulous costumes as we took a peek into the life of the Bard!
We enjoyed all of these outstanding plays immensely. We are so looking forward to seeing the rest of the the plays this season and sharing enthusiastic conversations with everyone at the breakfast table each day at the Blue Moon B&B.

See you at the show!


Julius Caesar
by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare in Love
by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard.
by Luis Alfaro
by August Wilson
Off the Rails
by Randy Reinholz

Henry IV Part One
by William Shakespeare
Hannah and the Dread Gazebo
by Jiehae Park
Henry IV Part Two
by William Shakespeare

The Merry wives of Windsor
by William Shakespeare
Beauty and the Beast
by Alan Menken,Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
The Odyssey
by Homer

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Ashland, Oregon 97520


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312 Helman Street
Ashland, Oregon 97520


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

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