“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Everyone pretty much knows the story of Robin Hood and his merry men who stole from the rich to give to the poor - or at least that's the way most remember it.
OSF's production of The Heart of Robin Hood - now at the Elizabethan Theater does not disappoint in putting a little twist on the story of how Robin Hood (John Tufts) came to find his heart and his one true love, Marion (Kate Hurster).
Stage settings are always a highlight of any OSF production. The use of trees, ladders, platforms and rope swings, along with specialized background scene lighting, takes the audience on a romp through the forest as the story unfolds. It is particularly stunning to have the star-filled night sky add to the magic of the performance.
As always, the acting is beyond reproach but there are two characters who stand out in this cast, the first being Pierre, Marion's jester/servant, hilariously (and spot on perfect) portrayed by Daniel T. Parker. The second was the performance of Tanya Thai McBride who brilliantly portrayed Plug the Dog. She really called upon her inner dog - her body movements and sounds were so good you "almost" forgot she was human.
Directed by Joel Sass, The Heart of Robin Hood runs just shy of 2 hours, 20 minutes with a 15-minute intermission - and will run through the last weekend of the OSF 2013 season.
|Photo credit: OSFAshland.org|
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Just an hour from Ashland you'll find beautiful Lake of the Woods. It's an easy drive, just head north on Hwy 5 - exit at Crater Lake Hwy - and then watch for Hwy 140 toward Klamath Falls. It's a pretty drive though green valleys with majestic Mt. McLoughlin ever present.
Just recently, a family staying with us asked for a suggestion as to where they could go to get in the water and splash around in an attempt to cool off from the baking summer heat. We sent them to Lake of the Woods and they loved it!
|The resort has been in operation for 91 years - they have cabins available for rent and a camp ground|
|The lodge restaurant and bar|
|The view from the lodge deck|
|Marina and boat launch|
Friday, July 5, 2013
Who doesn't love a small town parade, right?! Especially, in an eclectic town such as Ashland, where just about anything goes and diversity is embraced.
The colors of the day were Red, White & Blue and a grand 'ole time was had by all!