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NPR variety show will visit OSF stage

"West Coast Live," National Public Radio's variety show from the San Francisco Bay Area, will originate from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Angus Bowmer Theatre on Nov. 9.

Hosted by Sedge Thompson and originating in and around the city known for its hills, its restaurants and its arbitrary parking laws, "West Coast Live" features interviews with writers, musicians, actors and WCL's resident jazz musician, Mike Greensill.

The show will be a joint project of the OSF and Jefferson Public Radio, which carries the show locally on its Rhythm and News Service. It will begin at 7 p.m. in the Bowmer Theatre. Outside doors will open at 6:15 p.m., and theater doors at 6:30.

Tickets are $25 at Paddington Station in Ashland, at www.cascadetheatre.org or by calling 530-243-8877. The OSF Box Office is not handling any ticketing.

Any access questions should be directed to 482-2111, ext. 224.

The show last visited in June 2003, when one of the guests was British playwright David Edgar, who wrote two new plays about American politics for the OSW. The Nov. 9 guests will be announced later.