The Bowmer Beam, or, Bowmer in the Park
Friday, July 8, 2011 at 11:30AM
Chris Rawson, Editor, ATCA Communications Chair
 

Jay Handelman, Lynn Rosen and Bruce BurgunJust experienced the remarkable first-ever opening of the Bowmer in the Park tent production of “August: Osage County” — yes, in a tent in Lithia Park adjacent to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, OR. Why is Bowmer in the Park? On June 15, a 78’x14”x70’ supporting beam of the Bowmer Theatre cracked during a rehearsal and the building was declared unsafe. Scramble, regroup, rinse, repeat et voila! After only one performance (that night) was canceled, plans B,C and D went into actiion. The OSF cares about its audience and the experience today at the first-ever BITP was spectacular. Don’t miss an opportunity to visit this amazing venue. — Lynn Rosen

Click here for more of Lynn’s posts on Ashland and OSF.

Article originally appeared on American Theatre Critics Association (http://americantheatrecritics.org/).
See website for complete article licensing information.