• Coverage of Rogue Valley theaters, including Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Camelot Theatre Company
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Playwright Joseph Kesselring's dark, farcical comedy presents two charming spinsters, Abby and Martha Brewster, who murder lonely widowers by poisoning them with glasses of elderberry wine laced with "just a pinch" of cyanide.A Broadway hit in 1941, the famous story also was a success on the silver screen in 1944, directed by Frank Capra and starring Cary Grant and Boris Karloff. Directed by Paul R. Jones, Camelot's production of "Arsenic and Old Lace" features Shirley...

Updated Apr 20, 2015 at 6:01 PM

Audiences in the United States may not be familiar with Taiwanese playwright and director Stan Lai, but he was greeted like a rock star at a Saturday press conference to celebrate the U.S. premiere of “Secret Love in Peach Blossom...

Updated Apr 20, 2015 at 11:07 AM

Enduring love, loss and longing are universal feelings that transcend language and connect cultures. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's production of Taiwanese playwright Stan Lai's wildly popular Chinese drama, "Secret Love in...

Updated Apr 15, 2015 at 4:56 PM

Kyle Haden has joined Ashland New Plays Festival as its new artistic director. 

Updated Apr 15, 2015 at 1:47 PM

Stan Lai’s internationally acclaimed Chinese drama, “Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land,” has its U.S. premiere this week at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.“Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land” combines the...

Updated Apr 10, 2015 at 4:49 PM

“The Musical of Musicals (the Musical!)” is a delightful spoof on Broadway musicals. Don’t let the way-too-clever title of the Oregon Cabaret Theatre’s new offering put you off. It is a valentine without being...

Posted Apr 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM

In this comical satire of musical theater genres, one classic story about an ingenue who can't pay her rent becomes five small musicals, each set in a distinct style of masters of the form: Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim,...

Updated Apr 1, 2015 at 5:27 PM

Camelot Theatre Company announces auditions for its summer Musical Conservatory Production for 2015, the multiple Tony Award-winning musical “Aida!” by Elton John and Tim Rice.Placement auditions will be from 10 a.m. to 2...

Updated Mar 29, 2015 at 8:39 PM

Putting messed-up families on the stage has worked for playwrights from Sophocles to Shakespeare to Sam Shepard, but few if any family tragedies have been packed with more power and pathos than Eugene O'Neill's “Long Day's Journey Into...

Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 11:04 AM

A staged reading of playwright Jeremy Tiang’s adaptation of the Chinese novel will be presented at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28, in the Thomas Theatre on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland.

Posted Mar 26, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The premise that puts juice in the clash between Will Russell's characters in "Educating Rita" is that the outlook of each is the negation of the other. What working-class Rita wants — the sophistication of a traditional English university...

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