OSF hosts 'Chautauqua 150'

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will present the third and final "Chautauqua 150" event on Saturday.

The series is a celebration of Oregon's sesquicentennial and a salute to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's roots in the Chautauqua movement.

There are three events during the day. All are ticketed, but two are free events.

For information call 482-4331 or (800) 219-8161. Tickets are not available online.

Schedule of events

Noon to 1 p.m. — "Chautauqua Readings: Oregon Communities" at Carpenter Hall. Ticketed event, $10 admission.

The day's events begin at noon in Carpenter Hall with Chautauqua Readings by OSF actors and others, as they explore Oregon's communities.

2-3:15 p.m. — "Case Studies: Cornerstone Theater in Communities" at Carpenter Hall. Ticketed event, free admission.

"Case Studies: Cornerstone Theater in Communities" will be presented in Carpenter Hall by OSF artists Bill Rauch, Alison Carey and Christopher Acebo. This is a presentation on community-based theater by former Cornerstone Theater Company members and current OSF artists. The session also includes the reading of an original theater selection created from the results of the August Chautauqua story circles.

4-5 p.m. — "Panel Discussion: Leadership in Troubled Times" at Carpenter Hall. Ticketed event, free admission.

This panel, "Leadership in Troubled Times," led by Ashland Mayor John Stromberg, will focus on the daunting challenges facing our local communities and at what individuals and organizations working together can do to overcome them. Participants include Bill Thorndike, Jr., president, Medford Fabrication; Dee Anne Everson, executive director, United Way; Julie Di Chiro, superintendent, Ashland Public Schools; and Ainoura Oussenbec, workforce analyst, Oregon Employment Department.

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