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“Mother Road” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

World Premiere by Octavio Solis directed by Bill Rauch My subconscious has delayed my writing comments about Ashland’s Mother Road. I saw it opening night in early March, but I haven’t felt like it was time to write about the … Continue reading

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“Hairspray” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Hairspray created and written by John Watersbook by Thomas Meehan and Mark O’Donnellmusic by Marc Shaimandirected by Christopher Liam Moore Prepare to smile, laugh, feel good, applaud, and appreciate an uplifting story sung and danced into your heart by a … Continue reading

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“Cambodian Rock Band” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yeedirected by Chay Yew Understanding your parents and their motivations is a difficult and uncomfortable act for most of us humans. In Cambodian Rock Band it’s an impossible task for first-generation American Neary (played by … Continue reading

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“The Underpants Godot”

The Underpants Godot By Duncan PflasterDirected by Alan Quismorio Jordan Ong (as Mark, an actor playing Estragon) and Francisco Rodriguez (as Tim, and actor playing Vladamir) Photo by Joseph Tally. San Francisco, CAat Theatre Rhinoceros What fun! Especially for a … Continue reading

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“As You Like It” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

As You Like It by William Shakespearedirected by Rosa Joshi At the very least yet another romp through Arden Forest should be enjoyable fun. Done with artistry, a director can use this comedy to make Shakespeare seem like a feminist. … Continue reading

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