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Updated Aug 26, 2016 at 8:57 PM

McKenzie Baratta does some of her best work in front of strangers whose job, at least in part, is to judge her ability to convey emotion, nail her lines and, for a few minutes at least, become somebody else, often using only her imagination to inspire a performance. It’s the kind of pressure that most teenagers would swerve like Jason Bourne in a high-speed car chase to avoid, but Baratta, a 16-year-old incoming junior at Ashland High School, thrives on it. She loves almost...

Updated Aug 16, 2016 at 6:04 PM

Camelot Theatre’s “Spotlight On!” series is a reliable favorite at the venue, and with good reason. Simon and Garfunkel, Elton John, Liza Minelli, Roy Orbison and Carol King have all gotten the Camelot treatment. A trend...

Updated Aug 4, 2016 at 5:25 PM

"Timon of Athens" is, on it’s surface, a play about money — having it, not having it, winning it and losing it. Although it is among Shakespeare’s least-produced plays, “Timon” is as timeless as man’s...

Updated Jul 26, 2016 at 8:55 PM

One of the nice things about community theater is that it's designed to give people who might otherwise never try their hand at acting an opportunity to do so. Ashland Contemporary Theatre, which is now in its 26th year, has long been a place for...

Updated Jul 24, 2016 at 11:07 AM

Penny Metropulos directed and co-adapted (with Linda Alper) “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens, now playing at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Other OSF adaptations to her credit are: “The Three Musketeers,”...

Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 7:59 PM

As the Schneider Museum at OCA moves from strength to strength, most recently with its participation in the prestigious, statewide Portland Biennial, Scott Malbaurn has moved from his interim position as executive director of the museum into a...

Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 7:41 PM

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival invites community members to an open house on Saturday, July 23, at its new Hay-Patton Rehearsal Center in downtown Ashland. The event is free. Self-guided tours will be offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. OSF...

Updated Jul 17, 2016 at 1:59 PM

  "Give 'em the old razzle dazzle, razzle dazzle 'em ...." — so go the famous lyrics as penned by Fred Ebb back in 1975, when John Kander and Ebb launched themselves irrevocably into Broadway history with their...

Updated Jul 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Almost inevitably, when Shakespeare's "Richard II" is mentioned, there are other mutterings in the same breath. It is a "lesser-known" Shakespeare. It is one of the least-produced plays in the canon. It's one of the history plays, the implication...

Updated Jul 14, 2016 at 8:59 PM

Far from bashing the far right, Ashland Contemporary Theater’s upcoming “Chatting With the Tea Party” elbows its way past the rageful polarities of today’s politics and forces audiences to experience conservatives as...

Updated Jul 12, 2016 at 7:50 PM

Ashland New Plays Festival today announced the four winning playwrights whose work will be presented Oct. 19-23 at ANPF 2016. They are: • Michael Erickson for "Oberon Springs"; • Beth Kander for "Hazardous...

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