theater http://ijpr.org en Oregon Shakespeare Festival Presents Comedies With Heart http://ijpr.org/post/oregon-shakespeare-festival-presents-comedies-heart <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The two comedies anchoring the 2014 season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival put the accent on zany shenanigans. </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Cocoanuts</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, by Irving Berlin and George S. Kaufman, was created as a vehicle for the legendary Marx Brothers—vaudeville veterans with a bottomless bag of comic shticks. Thu, 01 May 2014 19:36:53 +0000 Molly Tinsley 11950 at http://ijpr.org Oregon Shakespeare Festival Presents Comedies With Heart The [Unforgettable] White Fugue http://ijpr.org/post/unforgettable-white-fugue <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The frustration in crafting this column is the long lag-time between deadline and publication date. Add to that the tradition of orienting December articles to holiday subjects, and my enthusiasm for the Southern Oregon University production last November of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The White Fugue</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, devised and directed by James Donlon, becomes almost a </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">why-bother-mention-it-now?</em></p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 23:30:34 +0000 Molly Tinsley 7166 at http://ijpr.org The [Unforgettable] White Fugue Ashland New Plays Festival Rolls Out Readings http://ijpr.org/post/ashland-new-plays-festival-rolls-out-readings <p>Just as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival approaches the end of its long season, its hometown plays host to a smattering of plays that may grace stages in the future.</p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.ashlandnewplays.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Ashland New Plays Festival</strong></a> returns this week, giving audiences a chance to see and hear readings of plays by playwrights both established and new.&nbsp; Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:40:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 1554 at http://ijpr.org Ashland New Plays Festival Rolls Out Readings The Teacher Behind The Success of "Drama High" http://ijpr.org/post/teacher-behind-success-drama-high <p>Think of it as &quot;Friday Night Lights&quot; with stage lighting.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>A high school theater in economically depressed Levittown, Pennsylvania cranked out highly polished hits, and careers in theater for some of its participants, under the direction of Lou Volpe.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 17:22:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 953 at http://ijpr.org The Teacher Behind The Success of "Drama High" Method To The Madness: "Divine Lunacy" http://ijpr.org/post/method-madness-divine-lunacy <p>How best to broach the subject of mental illness?</p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:08:08 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 336 at http://ijpr.org Method To The Madness: "Divine Lunacy"