The next OWEAC meeting will be held on Friday, May 15, 2009 in Ashland.
Information from Doyne (Monday, April 13th)
Hello to OWEAC,
This is the first notice about the spring meeting on May 15 in Ashland at Southern Oregon University.
As you probably know, room arrangements are difficult in Ashland because of the Shakespeare Festival. I have checked with several motels, and few have rooms.
We’d like to have a head count, so if you know for sure you will attend, please let me know by return mail as soon as you can.
I can assure you the Bard’s Inn has rooms as of now. Bard’s Inn is on the north end of the downtown area, right on Main Street. SOU is on the south end of that same street (but its name changes to Siskiyou Boulevard at the city library). It’s a mile between the two places and a pleasant hike if the weather is nice. So the Bard’s Inn will give you the government rates if you show your identification card. The phone is 541 482-0049.
The Stratford Inn is very popular, between the Festival and SOU. Call them closer to the May 15 date, and they may have a cancellation. They are full right now. Phone: 541 488-2151.
Flagship Inn (541 482-2641) has some rooms available right now. This place is directly across from the university. Two other places across from the university are not quite as nice, charge less, but are adequate: Ashland Motel (541 482-2561) and Palm Motel (541 482-2636).
All of these accommodations are within walking distance of the university and the Festival. If you want to stay out of town for approximately the same price, I can send other names and phone numbers.
If you want to see shows, here’s the listing:
Thursday, May 14: Macbeth, 1:30 p.m.; Equivocation and Servant of Two Masters, 8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 15: Music Man and Dead Man’s Cell Phone, 1:30; Servant of Two Masters and Equivocation, 8:00
Saturday, May 16: Macbeth and Dead Man’s Cell Phone, 1:30; Dead Man’s Cell Phone and Music Man, 8:00
Sunday, May 17: Death and the King’s Horseman and Servant of Two Masters, 1:30; Music Man and Dead Man’s Cell Phone, 8:00
The box office number is 541 482-4331.
Let me know if a show is sold out. I can use my membership to get on the wait list; it’s not a guarantee, but I’ll make a valiant attempt for you.
More about parking at the university and other details next week.