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Playwright Meridith Friedman Returns to Ashland with I Can Go

I Can Go’s vivid characters bring difficult realities to light with warmth and wit

Ashland New Plays Festival is pleased to present a dramatic reading of I Can Go by Meridith Friedman,

the final play in her powerful and touching trilogy about the Hoffman family. Directed by Kyle Haden, this special, one-night-only event is on Sunday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Southern Oregon University’s Main Stage Theatre.

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ANPF is the first organization to present the final two plays of Freidman’s series back to back in the same season. In March, our audiences welcomed the return of Friedman’s memorable and moving family drama with Your Best One. For I Can Go, Friedman will be coming to Ashland the week before the performance for an intense workshop with the director, cast, and a dramaturg.

ANPF’s dramatic reading will star returning cast members Kate Berry, Cameron Davis, Paul

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Ashland New Plays Festival opens its 2018 season March 25th

Production photo from The Luckiest People world premiere at Curious Theatre Company, photo by Michael Ensminger

Production photo from The Luckiest People world premiere at Curious Theatre Company, photo by Michael Ensminger

Ashland New Plays Festival will open its 2018 season by staging a dramatic reading of a family drama, Your Best One, on Sunday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Southern Oregon University’s Music Recital Hall. Tickets are available now at www.ashlandnewplays.org.

The play by Meridith Friedman will feature actors Rex Young, James Edmondson, Paul Michael Garcia and Kate Berry. The four are well-known to Ashland audiences and previously appeared in Friedman’s play The Luckiest People at ANPF’s 2015 Fall Festival. They will reprise their original roles and Paul Mason Barnes will direct. “I love, love, love Ashland,” said Friedman, who lives in Los Angeles and writes for television. “ANPF has terrific, smart, insightful patrons, and I’m looking forward to finding out their feedback on the play.”

Your Best One and Friedman’s

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