Category: OSF Archives

Tales from the Vault: Company Call

Oct 4th, 2012

We have had the Spring (Winter?) Company Call in the Angus Bowmer Theatre since January, 1971. That Prologue read: “From Kalamazoo, Michigan to Ashland, Oregon, the Festival’s 1971 Stage II acting company members have traveled many miles to be a part of the Ashland ‘experience.’ Twenty-seven Festival veterans and newcomers from theatre centers throughout the country have been cast in the spring repertory.” Is anyone here from Kalamazoo this year?
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Tales from the Vault: Duke Ellington

Oct 4th, 2012

With the recent production Ellington at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre and news that one Green Show will feature Ellington, it behooves me to mention that the man himself took the stage of our Elizabethan Theatre on June 5, 1966 to raise funds for the Angus Bowmer Theatre. The Revels!! launched our second quarter century and brought luminaries—and 150 reporters—to this fair city.
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Tales from the Vault: January

Oct 4th, 2012

For those new arrivals in Ashland, I thought I would dig into the files of earlier Orientation materials. The following comes from the 1962 Guide, which may have been written by Angus Bowmer:



“There are no stars in Ashland...”
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Tales from the Vault: The Season

Oct 4th, 2012

As we enter the 70th anniversary year of our auspicious beginning on the 4th of July weekend in 1935, I reflect on where we have come—from three performances of two plays in three days in one theatre to 773 performances of 11 plays in 219 days in three theatres. For many years we performed on summer evenings only, with company members drawn from far-flung colleges for rehearsals and the build, culminating in August productions.
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Tales from the Vault: Bob Scott

Oct 4th, 2012

Bob Scott was a great fan of Shakespeare and other playwrights, and a great friend of the Festival. Though he died in August of this year, he is alive in our minds and hearts. Through his estate he has left us a fine parting gift.



The Archives has received a collection of 232 items which Bob owned, most of which include a bookplate indicating that they are from the collection of Robert Edward Scott.
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