Sometimes Ashland just seems too good to be true. Vineyards to rival Napa? Check. Hiking and sunsets to test Yellowstone's reputation? Check. Chefs that could compete against the finest in Seattle, named best food city of the West by Sunset magazine? Check.
What's next for Ashland, a free outdoor show with a potpourri of performers? Actually, yes.
Meet the Green Show, produced by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and held on the Festival Courtyard Stage outside the Bowmer Theatre Tuesday through Sunday through Oct. 14.
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The Green Show is one of the Rogue Valley's premier entertainment events, free or not. See the schedule of performers at osfashland.org/plays/greenshowschedule.aspx.
Or just show up and be surprised. Next week you can hear drummers, a woodwind quintet or Shakespeare sonnets performed in artistic sign language.
An insider's tip: Lay a blanket down or set up a lawn chair on the grass at least a half hour before the 6:45 p.m. performance. If that fails, join the standing-room-only crowd and be in a position to heartily tap your feet.
Amelia Covert Zeve, 13, is an Ashland-based writer and wilderness enthusiast who attends Willow Wind Community Learning Center. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.