Oregon Shakespeare Festival has announced a $6 million collective contribution from philanthropists Louise Gund, Bertie Bialek Elliott, and Sid and Karen DeBoer. The announcement on Thursday was welcome news for the nonprofit organization and the local community, which overcame a total $10 million deficit to complete its 2023 play season.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival-goers can expect another play next season, directed by a new associate artistic director. The organization announced Thursday that the 2024 season will include the addition of William Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus,” the appointment of Rosa Joshi as OSF’s new associate artistic director, and the extension of the previously announced 2024 season.
Camelot Theatre has purchased a lot behind its building in downtown Talent, which will allow for eventual expansion to add needed rehearsal, office, storage and work spaces.
There’s still three months to go for this year’s Oregon Cabaret Theatre, but plans are already being firmed up for 2024, the Cabaret’s 39th year. “Clue,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Legally Blonde,” “Sherlock Holmes” and “Pine Mountain Lodge” promise a mix of comedy, song and suspense.
As Bill Moyers explains in his opening to “The Power of Myth” with Joseph Campbell, Native Americans believed “the whole earth was a sacred place” and “the spirit of God flowed in every mountain stream.”
Review: When Hercule Poirot investigates a seemingly impossible-to-solve crime you know it’s just a matter of time before he resolves the mystery. And that’s just what he does in “Poirot: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd” at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre.
Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has announced plans to offer free opioid overdose reversal kits to middle and high schools throughout the state. Ashland Superintendent Samuel Bogdanove shared his support for the increase in availability of Narcan, the brand name for a device that delivers naloxone, to Oregon schools, including in Ashland.
With local rescue groups still overflowing with cats and kittens, those wishing to bring home a new family member for the holidays will have opportunities to do so on two upcoming December weekends. On Saturday, Dec. 9, Ashland-based Friends of the Animals (formerly Friends of the Animal Shelter) will partner with Feral Cat Advocacy (FCA), Melly Cat Rescue, and Hero Tails Animal Sanctuary for a Feline Fair at the Rogue Valley Mall.
Dozens of area residents ushered in a spirited first night of Hanukkah on Thursday, gathering on the Ashland Plaza late Thursday afternoon to light the first flames on the menorah.