August 5th, 2015 by Julie
June 12th, 2015 by Julie
Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2015 Much Ado About Nothing
There is a lot to enjoy in Oregon Shakespeare’s 2015 production of Much Ado about Nothing. Shakespeare has created an imaginary world to delight us and for the next three hours it does just that. Directed beautifully by Lileana Bain-Cruz, she moves us along on a journey full of comedy, tragedy, triumphs, infidelity and of course love!
At the beginning of the play the stage is full of roses cascading down over the actors, we see Don Peadro and his men arrive in the make believe kingdom of Messina back from the war, among them are Claudio ( Carlo Alban) and Benedick (Danforth Cummins), the mates are ready for some fun and R&R.
The naive and jealous Claudio quickly falls in love with his hosts daughter Hero ( and just as quickly falls out of love with her when her virtue is spoiled by Don Pedro’s evil sister.)
Benadick meets the lovely Beatrice ( Christiana Clark ) they really are in love with each other but would never admit it, he is stubborn and pig headed and she is equally so. There is a lot of witty banter going on between them until they finally come to the conclusion that they actually are in love!
There are very funny comic interludes where Dogberry (Rex Young) and his inept band of men enter the stage. Dogberry is goofy and hilarious as he zips around on his Segway dropping Malaprop’s as he goes, constantly followed by his enthusiastic mother.
Spend a wonderful evening at the Bowmer Theatre. This play is a must see, it’s Shakespeare at his best. A joy to watch, full of high energy, charming likable characters and sparkling wit.
For tickets go to osfashland.org
June 16th, 2014 by Julie
Ashland Oregon has always been special, now it’s official according to Fodor’s annual list of the best of the best ” Best Ten Small Towns”.
CNN reports that some of the best towns in the US are the small towns. Arabella Bowen, executive editorial director of Fodor’s Travel reports “There has been a big uprise in traveling to smaller towns that have some quirky and regional appeal”
Ashland has much to offer visitors, it’s the home to the Tony Award Winning and world famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival” with it’s three iconic and beloved Theatres all in the center of downtown Ashland. Coming to visit Ashland is an Event!!
There are many other things to do in and around Ashland… Oregon Cabaret Theatre , the Green Show, many boutique local wineries, art galleries, River rafting, birding, quaint and unique shops in downtown Ashland, fabulous world class restaurants, and the beautiful Lithia Park listed on ” The National Register of Historical Places” which has more than 90 acres of pristine trails for locals and visitors alike to enjoy.
Jean-Pierre and Julie at the Blue Moon Bed and Breakfast a unique and historic beautifully restored farm house built in 1855. We at the Blue Moon endeavor to give our guests a very warm welcome, a concierge experience with a personal touch and a sumptuous three course gourmet breakfast every morning.
July 17th, 2013 by Julie
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents it’s 2013 Green Show.
This is a fabulous Free Show starting at 6:45 p.m. before the evening theater performances, every night except Monday’s and lasts for about 35 minutes. The show is fun for the whole family, and will run through October 13th.
Some of the offerings this July, August and September will include…..
Ashland Dance Works…. an elite group of local dancers ages 10 to18
Bathtub Gin Serendes… playing Jazz and Blues form the 1920’s and 30’s
Dance Kalieidascope….. a contemporary dance group
Deathrow Tull …. a funk rock band
Heiwa Taiko…. a unique hip and energitic group of grandmother drummers the oldest player is 87 years old.
For more information and complete schedule go to http://www.osfashland.org/artist-biographies/green-show/ashland-danceworks.aspx