Setting The Stage!
Gerry Frank Salem Rotary Amphitheater Project
Raises Nearly Two and a Half Million Dollars
CB Two Architects Designed
Stage and Cover
That Will Host Entertainment
and Cultural Events
Salem Rotary Amphitheater Project
Two and a Half Million Dollars
You can help
set the stage
by donating at
or at P.O. Box 3981 Salem OR 97302
Against the scenic backdrop of the Willamette River and
Minto Island, the new Amphitheater will provide a unique
and stunning urban park entertainment venue.
Rotary clubs throughout the world serve their
communities at home and abroad. The Gerry Frank Salem
Rotary Amphitheater will be a legacy gift to the region and
all who visit in the years to come.
Scheduled to open in 2020, the new amphitheater will
host musicians, school concerts, theatrical productions,
public films, and a so many other events that will certainly
enrich the cultural and economic vitality of our community.
The innovative design is inspired by the open weave
basket pattern of the Native American Kalapuya who
lived at the special site of the new Amphitheater. The
architecture honors the past and points to the future in one
of the largest urban parks in the America.
"The design is a
wonderful way as a community to remember and honor the
Kalapuya people - who are such an important part of our
history." -- Hazel Patton, Salem First Citizen
In addition to honoring the legacy of Rotary Service and
the Kalapuya, the new Amphitheater is named in honor of
Gerry Frank for his more than 60 years of Rotary Service
and a lifetime of dedication to Oregonians. Mr. Frank turns
96 next month.
"I am deeply humbled and honored to have my name
associated with what will be one of the most unique
entertainment venues anywhere." -- Gerry Frank
To celebrate 100 years of service, the Rotary Club of
Salem is leading a community wide effort to build the new
Amphitheater in Salem's Riverfront Park.
Feathering the Hat
The National Hat Museum
to the Capitol for
the Month of August
(SALEM, Ore.) -- The National Hat Museum located in Portland, Ore., in partnership with
the Capitol History Gateway Project, is bringing an exhibit to the Capitol titled "Feathering the
Hat." The exhibit is a look at the hat fashion in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Milliners (hat makers) know that a hat is part sculpture, part architecture, part trimming and
part craftsmanship. A hat is wearable art. This exhibit will present a myriad of examples across
various time periods, while revealing the intriguing story of Vida Moore, a young aspiring
milliner in 1913.
This exhibit will be on display August 1-30 in the Capitol Galleria. It is free and open to the
public during building hours, M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The building will also be open on Saturday,
August 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Multicultural Day at the Capitol, and the exhibit will be
The exhibit is sponsored by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation as part of the Capitol
History Gateway Project.
For more information about the exhibit, please contact the National Hat Museum at 503- 319-0799
or visit www.thehatmuseum.com . To contact the Capitol, please call Visitor Services at the Oregon
State Capitol at 503-986-1388 or go to events at www.oregoncapitol.com
Jest A Second!
Rollicking Farce at
NOW through Aug. 17th
Who doesn't love a high comedy with a
man in drag?
Theater and film are replete with great
comedies featuring cross-dressing characters.
Think Tootsie or Charlie's Aunt or many
a Shakespeare play, and of course, Monte Python's
In this long tradition of madcap characterin-
drag farces, Pentacle Theatre's summer
comedy, Jest a Second!, opened on July 26.
Here's the setup: Sarah and Bob, expecting
their first child, are hosting a birthday
party for Sarah's mother. Simple, right? But
Sarah's brother, Joel, shows up early to tell
Sarah what he's put off telling anybody -
But coming out is not the topper. The bigger
challenge is that Joel's date, Randy, is not
the nice Jewish girl doctor Joel led his family
to believe, but a nice Jewish boy doctor.
And Joel, divorced and in a custody battle
over his two sons, has picked this evening to
come out of the closet to his parents because
he knows his homosexuality will be brought
up in court.
Joel and Sarah's parents, Abe and Miriam,
arrive, looking forward to meeting Joel's new
girlfriend. But when the doorbell rings, Joel
chickens out and won't let Randy in. Bob volunteers
to talk to "her" outside and moments
later reappears dressed in drag, pretending
to be Randy. Abe and Miriam instantly like
this Randy, and the party is a great success,
ending with Sarah going into labor.
And that's just the first act. Even bigger and
funnier surprises are in store during Act 2.
What: Jest a Second, a rollicking farce by James Sherman.
Directed by: Valerie Steele.
Sponsored by: Rich Ford at Windermere Real Estate.
When: July 26 - Aug 17.
Where: Pentacle Theatre, 324 52nd Ave. NW, off Highway 22, about 6 miles west of downtown Salem, Oregon.
Suitability: Jest a Second is suitable for teenage and older audiences who can handle its adult themes.
Tickets: Range in price from $24-29.
Where to Buy: Advance tickets are available at Pentacle's downtown Salem ticket office at
145 Liberty St. NE or by calling 503-400-6582 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, or
online at tickets.pentacletheatre.org. Tickets are also available at the theater box office 45
minutes before each performance.
Student Rush Tickets: Half-price student rush tickets for remaining open seats are available
at the theatre box office 15 minutes before each performance with a school ID.
Tickets for Low-Income Persons: In partnership with Salem for All, Pentacle Theatre offers
half-price tickets to Oregon Trail Card holders. For information, go to salemforall.org
For more information: PentacleTheatre.org or call 503-400-6582.