Livestream theater, closures, postponements: Dec. 18
‘This is Who I Am’
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, in collaboration with PlayCo and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co., will host livestream viewings of the world premier of Amir Nizar Zuabi’s newest play “This is Who I Am,” running through Sunday, Dec. 27. Separated by continents, an estranged father and son reunite over Zoom. From their respective kitchens in Ramallah and New York City, they recreate a cherished family recipe and struggle to bridge the gap between them, one ingredient at a time. Directed by OSF Associate Artistic Director Evren Odcikin. Every showing of this play will be performed and broadcast live. Seating for specific dates is limited. Tickets are $15 per individual, $30 per household, and are available online at woollymammoth.net. For further information, call the OSF Box Office at 800-219-8161.
‘The Christmas Angel’
Barnstormers Theatre will present “The Christmas Angel” by James DeVita, directed by Robert Pyle. “The Christmas Angel” tells the story of a family’s first Christmas after the loss of their grandpa. The family reunion quickly turns to chaos, until they receive a well-deserved visit from a very special, very quirky angel, who helps the family rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. This production will be shown via livestream. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, and Sunday, Dec. 20. The livestream performances will take place on ShowTix4U. Tickets are $15 for 1 to 2 viewers, $30 for 3 to 4 viewers, and $50 for 5 or more viewers. For tickets to a livestream performance, see showtix4u.com/event-details/42761. See barnstormersgp.com for more information and details on upcoming shows, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-479-3557 with questions.
‘I Do! I Do!’
The Randall Theatre Company will present virtual showings of “I Do! I Do!” a high-spirited musical with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, through its Ghostlight Playhouse. The story follows Michael and Agnes as they live, laugh, quarrel and love through 50 years of marriage — from the starry-eyed dreams of their wedding day through the challenges of child-rearing, the rough patches of midlife, threats of infidelity and, finally, the comfort that love conquers all. Starring Jessica Shieman and Nicholas J. Hewitt, and directed by Kathy Wing. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18-19; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20. Tickets are $15 per household. Tickets are available through randalltheatre.com. Once tickets are purchased, a link to see the show will be emailed directly to the ticketholder. For questions, email at email@example.com or call 541-690-8810.
The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink: The skating rink, located at 95 Winburn Way, across from the Lithia Park playground, will not open this year, city officials have announced. See ashland.or.us/icerink for further information.
Camelot Theatre: The theatre has canceled its 38th season. See camelottheatre.org for further information.
Collaborative Theatre Project: The Medford theatre is closed because of COVID-19 restrictions. See the theatre’s Facebook page for updates, visit ctpmedford.org or call 541-779-1055 for more details.
Dickens’ Christmas Feast: The annual event at Winchester Inn, 35 S. Second St., Ashland, has been canceled this year because of COVID-19 restrictions. Smithfields and Alchemy Bistro in Ashland will be open for outside dining as well as take-out options from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and from 4 to 8:30pm, daily, respectively. For details, call 541-488-1113.
Oregon Cabaret Theatre: Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland has canceled its holiday performances of “Scrooge in Rouge,” and will close until February because of COVID-19 restrictions. See the scheduled 2021 lineup at oregoncabaret.com. Contact the box office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-488-2902 for more information.
Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers, District 4: Because of COVID-19, the local fiddlers district has canceled the remainder of its 2020 Saturday jam schedule. Organizers hope to resume the public jams early in 2021. Call 541-779-8145 or see ootfa4.org.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival: The 2020 season in Ashland has been canceled. See osfashland.org for details. Also, look for O!, a new interactive and immersive digital content platform. O! can be accessed for free at osfashland.org/digital. Content available or in development includes interviews, digital storytelling, OSF archival engagements, online classes, podcasts, audio plays and more. To receive updates and release information, go to osfashland.org/digital and click on the “Join O!” button at the bottom of the page.
Rogue Valley Symphony: The Rogue Valley Symphony hopes to return to the stage in September 2021. It will be offering a series of digital concerts in the meantime. Search YouTube for “Rogue Valley Symphony” to see posted concerts. See rvsymphony.org, email at email@example.com or call 541-708-6400 for further details.
Randall Theatre Company: The theater company’s Ghostlight Playouse in downtown Medford will remain closed due to current state and county restrictions. The theatre company will offer performances via livestream. See randalltheatre.com of visit the Randall Theatre page on Facebook for updates.
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum: The hands-on science museum at 1500 E. Main St., Ashland, will be closed because of COVID-19 restrictions until further notice. ScienceWorks Online offers virtual science activities that be performed at home. For virtual content and further details, see scienceworksmuseum.org/scienceworks-online or call 541-482-6767.
Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild: The guild will present an ongoing virtual show featuring the opportunity to view and purchase work created by local craftspeople. See siskiyouwoodcraftguild.org.
Southern Oregon Repertory Singers: The choir has canceled all concerts through March 2021. The choir will decide early next year whether to hold the May concert. For further information and to receive free digital content, see repsingers.org. Content includes interviews with composers and singers, clips from past concerts, new solos and virtual performances and program talks by Music Director Paul French.