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ANPF presents Octavio Solis' 'Lonesomes,' local theatre: Feb. 19

Ashland New Plays Festival: ‘Lonesomes’

ANPF will present a new play, “Lonesomes,” by Octavio Solis and directed by ANPF Artistic Director Jackie Apodaca at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, and again at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, via Zoom. Written in and for isolation, “Lonesomes” includes companion pieces “Conrado.” In part one, “Conrado,” Armando Durán plays a man dogged by his past sins, looking for companionship or maybe salvation. In part two, we meet Pornhub worker Jesse, who goes by the name of Paisley Blue. Played by Isabel Pask, Jesse is looking for someone to make her feel wanted, or at least not so alone. These intimate, lyrical portraits of two people, separated by more than lockdowns and travel restrictions, show them grappling with the past and what it means for their future. Please note the play includes mature themes and may not be appropriate for younger audiences. Each performance will conclude with a conversation with the playwright and director about creating and connecting during a global pandemic. Virtual tickets are available on a donation basis. For tickets and further information, see ashlandnewplays.org/season.

Barnstormers Theatre: ‘Postmortem’

Barnstormers Theatre will present “Postmortem” by Ken Ludwig, directed by Steven Sabel. Set in the early 1920s, famous actor William Gillette, best known for being the first man to portray Sherlock Holmes on the theatrical stage, invites some of the actors from his Broadway production to spend the weekend at his home in Connecticut. Soon it becomes apparent that there is a murder to be solved, and suspense increases as they characters work to find who among them is the cold-blooded killer. The production will be shown via livestream and to limited live audiences, unless COVID-19 restrictions prevent in-person viewing. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, April 10-24, and at 2 p.m. Sundays, April 11-25. The livestream performances will take place on ShowTix4U. See barnstormersgp.com for more information and details on upcoming shows, or email at barnstormersgp@gmail.com or call 541-479-3557 with questions.

"Lonesomes" via Ashland New Plays Festival.