Theater critic Karen D'Souza is on assignment in Ashland, Ore., for the Oregaon Shakespeare Festival. Here she takes us inside her roadtrip for snapshots from around town and the festival itself:
First impression: Unspeakably pretty on the bricks at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. Nothing like seeing the Bard under the stars. Alas, sometimes Mother Nature makes a special guest appearance, so best to be prepared for all kinds of weather from balmy nights to frost bite. That's especially true if you are pulling a 6 plays in 3 days full-on Bardathon like yours truly!
Vintage lovin': Day One. Basking in the '20s vibe in vintage Ashland Springs Hotel. Sort of reminds me of the grand old Biltmore in LA, both are period gems that make you want to drink martinis with 2 olives! Now off to find a killer latte.
Espresso will have to wait. First perhaps a spot of shoe shopping and cat watching.
All about theater: One of my favorite things about Ashland is how deeply invested people here are in the theatuh! Everywhere you go people are dishing about the plays. So far the buzz is full-on raves for Mary Zimmerman's White Snake. Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella? Not so much. Check back here, however, for the only reviews that count: mine!
Follow Karen's posts daily throughout her trip