Shakespeare Festival Helps Hungry

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Shakespeare festival is putting its talents to work to try to help hungry families in Southern Oregon. The festival teamed with the Access food network for Tuesday’s “Feed the Valley” event. People attending the OSF Green Show were asked to donate non-perishable food items, and in return, they were treated … Continue reading »

New Executive Director For OSF

ASHLAND, Ore. – Paul Nicholson spent nearly 33 years of his life molding the Oregon Shakespeare Festival into what it is today. He plans to pass on his duties to a Missouri woman and hands her a firm foundation to start on after a successful season. “When I first arrived here, the company was about … Continue reading »

OSF, Libraries Receive Government Grants

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Hundreds of thousands of dollars was recently awarded to four organizations in Southern Oregon. The Oregon Cultural Trust Board, an organization that promotes cultural communities across the state, gave the Oregon Shakespeare Festival $35,000. OSF is the largest grant recipient in Southern Oregon. The second highest grant went to the Josephine … Continue reading »

Cultural Trust Awards Grants

Four Southern Oregon organizations have grant money headed their way. The state’s cultural trust board awarded a total of $55,000. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival took home the largest: $35,000. The Josephine Community Library System is getting $10,000 and the Jacksonville Heritage Society and the Ross Ragland Theater each got $5,000 grants. The Cultural Trust also … Continue reading »

Rogue Valley Summer Events Bring Tourism Dollars

By Steven Sandberg MEDFORD, Ore. — The summer tourism season in Southern Oregon is booming, as several events bring thousands of visitors to the Rogue Valley and organizers say it’s a huge boost to the local economy. In just the past week, the Rogue Valley was host to several week-long events and the opening of … Continue reading »

Out & About: June 14-17, 2012

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is welcoming the summer weather with a full season of outdoor entertainment. The open air Elizabethan Theatre is offering up three of Shakespeare’s best, from the gritty battlefields of “Henry the 5th”, to the Victorian fantasy world of “As You Like It”, to the cornfields of Iowa in a whimsical adaptation, … Continue reading »

Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s “Little Beam Incident”

A weak structural beam inside the Angus Bowmer Theatre cancelled performances in late June 2011. They were able to re-open in early August. A structural beam in the theater suffered damage and engineers determined it needed to be reinforced. Festival officials were concerned about the possibility of the beam collapsing. They say they have never … Continue reading »

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