Ashland Season Off to a Steamy Start

Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” and Tennessee Williams’ “Streetcar Named Desire” at the Angus Bowmer Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), Ashland. Nell Geisslinger, an eight year OSF veteran who virtually grew up in Ashland, is hotter than ever at  this year’s… Continue Reading

Ashland Mainstage: Lump It or Like It

“The Very Merry Wives of Windsor, Iowa,” and “As You Like It,” by William Shakespeare (with assistance) at The Elizabethan Theatre, Ashland, Oregon. This season, aside from the brooding historical pageant of “Henry V,” the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) has… Continue Reading


Provocative Ashland Theater: Shakespeare’s take on Sex, War and Politics

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), Ashland, presents two by The Bard: “Henry V” on the Elizabethan Stage and “Troilus and Cressida” at the New Theater. “War,” Carl von Clausewitz assures us, is just “politics by other means.” This may have been… Continue Reading


Reviewer Extraordinaire, Lincoln Kaye: Ashland Mash-ups

“Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella,” at the Angus Bowmer Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), Ashland. Here’s one specially tailored for hard-core theater geeks. They were out in force and wildly appreciative at the show’s opening night in Ashland. Much of the audience seemed to… Continue Reading


Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s New Season is Director’s Last

ASHLAND, Ore. – It’s a bittersweet season for those behind the scenes at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. After 33 seasons as executive director, Paul Nicholson will be retiring when curtains close this fall. A replacement search is underway, with the… Continue Reading


Shakespeare Festival Leads With Common Theme, Diversely Portrayed

Ashland, 2012: Misalliances Under the Sadie Hawkins rules of Leap Year, romantic initiative becomes a wide-open free-for-all. No wonder if the course of true love gets even more roiled than usual. Apt, then, that in the current leap year the… Continue Reading

Oregon Man Arrested for Attempting to Take Explicit Pictures of Minor

On August 31, 2011, Dan Jason Goyette, age 42, of Talent, Oregon, was arrested at the Medford Airport on a warrant issued for the felony charge of attempting to use a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct. Dan… Continue Reading


Ashland’s ‘Language Archive’ Speaks to Our Complexity

The hundreds of bankers boxes piled nearly to the ceiling on the stage of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s “The Language Archive” represent the enormity and uniqueness of human communication.

Inside the boxes, we’re led to assume, are the results of painstaking efforts to record and chronicle disappearing languages. We learn early of … Continue Reading


If Laughter’s the Best Medicine, Ashland’s ‘Invalid’ Cures

If you like glitzy entertainment that pushes the boundaries of silly, you’ll feel right at home in the Parisian apartment of hypochondriac Argan.

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of “The Imaginary Invalid” – which opened in late February and runs through Nov. 6 — is an over-the-top adaptation of 17th century French … Continue Reading