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For the Pulitzer Prize winner for drama in 1937, You Can’t Take it With You is surprisingly suited for our day and age. And Barnstormers Theatre in Grants Pass delivers an award-worthy performance of it. It will play at Barnstormers through September 20. The entire play takes place in the

Make ‘Em Laugh to Make it Big (That’s What She Said?) In 2007, Amy Schumer took fourth place in the Last Comic Standing TV show. After performing on multiple shows and on Comedy Central, her own sketch show Inside Amy Schumer launched in 2013. Now she has taken the comedy

For our Wine Issue, we’re trying a bit of sophistication and culture. How about after wine tasting checking out local, public art? While the weather is still agreeable, why not see what our talented Rogue Valley has to offer in the great outdoors? If you are feeling refined after that

Typically, Oregon Shakespeare Festival productions allude to contemporary issues through costume and set design choices that attempt to cast the historical or “universal” struggles of humanity into a modern context. It’s latest production cuts straight to the chase. Sweat, which opened on July 29, and will run through October 31,

With humankind’s unfaltering penchant for being the very mostest most that can possibly be mosted, it only makes sense that we’ve created multiple organizations for keeping track of the world’s “best-ofs”––from the herculean, to the ridiculous to the patently disgusting. Those who aspire to such mosty greatness will have an

Like Facebook IRL After using social media apps one day, teaching consultant Abram Ramal Katz was feeling as if his phone was telling him “you will be alone on a desert island crying.”  So he decided to try something new. The next day Katz went to the First Friday Artwalk

Show-Stopper   Oregon Shakespeare Festival opened The Happiest Song Plays Last, on July 7. The play is the third in a trilogy from playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes, about a soldier’s search for meaning after returning from war in Iraq. Though it is the third in the series, it can be

  Medford nonprofit LifeArt has a brutally simple mission: use art to prevent youth suicide. The organization, which partners with various schools and government agencies (such as Jackson County Youth Suicide Prevention Coalition), has been around since 2009. Phil Ortega, the founder of LifeArt, believes the kids will have better

The play tells the story of Edmund Dantes, a trusting merchant sailor who is wrongfully thrown into prison through the scheming of those who coveted what he had. After 18 years in prison, he finally escapes, procures a fortune and sets about exacting his revenge on those who framed him.

You sure do get more for your money with the musical A Day in Hollywood, A Night in Ukraine, playing at Barnstormers Theatre in Grants Pass through June 28. The two acts are virtually unrelated, other than the genre of the 1930s. The first half reviews a whirlwind of Hollywood