OSF’s ‘Mother Road’ Paves Thought-Provoking Path

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s 84th season is underway, marking the last with artistic director Bill Rauch before he leaves for New York’s Ronald O. Perelman Center for Performing Arts. Rauch is directing two plays in his final season, both featuring… Continue Reading

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Explores ‘Tapestry of Human Life’ in 2018 Season

This year’s Oregon Shakespeare Festival is in full swing and continues to deliver a smorgasbord of classical, modern, and musical options for stage enthusiasts. Running throughout the performances is a theme touched on during a panel discussion earlier this year… Continue Reading


Oregon Shakespeare Festival Summer Offerings Include ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Augmenting its 2017 seasonal offerings, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has opened three new shows this month in the popular outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre. The musical production “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” joins Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and an… Continue Reading

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Kicks Off 82nd Season

ASHLAND, Ore.—The North State’s renowned theatrical neighbor to the north shows no signs of slowing down as it enters its 82nd season, delivering innovative Shakespeare, thought-provoking and relevant modern and historical plays, as well as delightful classical fare. The Oregon… Continue Reading

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Offers ‘Winter’ During Summer Season

ASHLAND, Ore.—The Oregon Shakespeare Festival kicked off its outdoor season in mid-June, taking advantage of summer’s long days and warmer temperatures to heat up the Allen Elizabethan Theatre with three dynamic productions. Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and “The Winter’s Tale” are joined… Continue Reading


OSF’s ‘Fingersmith’ An Inspiring Overseas Collaboration

Another season of innovative storytelling is underway on three stages to the north, heralding the eighth decade of theatrical excellence at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF). Shakespeare fans will enjoy excellent productions of the comedic “Much Ado About Nothing” (read… Continue Reading

Much Ado Makes for Much ‘I Do’

From Shaw’s “Pygmalion” to “Fifty Shades of Grey,” we, as audiences, love to see confirmed bachelors or bachelorettes inveigled into marriage. The more louche or outré the singleton the better. It somehow ratifies the sweetness, rightness and inevitability of our… Continue Reading


Wrinkly in Ashland; Intergalactic Grandparenting

It all came on so suddenly. Sofia lost all her baby incisors at about the same time she graduated to reading chapter books. She traded in her hot pink organdy tutu for a wardrobe of pima jerseys in brooding purples.… Continue Reading


Oregon Shakespeare Festival Openers Offer Feisty Women, Intimate Drama, and Thoughtful Dialogue

ASHLAND, Ore.—Theatergoers have plenty of thoughtful and entertaining options for live performances this season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Bill Rauch, the festival’s artistic director, is directing two of the 11 plays, which include three world premieres and one U.S.… Continue Reading