EVENTS

Music and dinner events at Willow-Witt Ranch will now be fundraisers for The Crest. This is a good time to have fun, dance, eat a great meal and connect with friends and family; all the proceeds go to The Crest to help fund the organization and the programs that we have planned. So come to one or more events to support a good cause and have a fun family-friendly time. We look forward to seeing you and your family this summer. Please sign up for each event; this will help us plan for food, staff, and volunteers for the event. We can’t wait to see you. 

 
 
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Water MAde to RISE

Sunday September 30th, 4:00 pm

SOLD OUT        

Come to The Crest for an intimate outdoor theater experience of  'Water Made to Rise' by Barret O'Brian. We open the doors at 3pm. Come early and enjoy the beautiful setting, a glass of wine and refreshments and hear more about the Crest, Pachamama Alliance & The Citizens' Climate Lobby.   All proceeds from the event will benefit The Crest at Willow-Witt. 

Seating is limited so secure your tickets online $15 per person, students can buy tickets at the Door for $10 with ID. 

 
  Barret O'Brien, Director

Barret O'Brien, Director

 
  Rodney Gardiner, Actor

Rodney Gardiner, Actor

 
  Daisuke Tsuji, Actor

Daisuke Tsuji, Actor

ABOUT THE PLAY

Three well-known Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) actors, with the support of three local organizations — Southern Oregon Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Southern Oregon Pachamama Alliance and The Crest at Willow-Witt — are presenting workshop productions of Water Made to Rise by local actor, director and playwright Barret O’Brien. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit these organizations.

Water Made to Rise focuses on issues related to climate change. The performances are part of a month of world-wide action in September designed to elevate the conversation around global warming. The People's Climate March, the Global Climate Summit, New York Climate Week and other events will send the message to local, national and international leaders to commit to building a fossil free world.

Water Made to Rise is the tale of three men trapped in a bar by the rising waters of a never-before-seen flood. As the strangers come to terms with the devastation around them, they wrestle to recall the events that led them to be washed from their homes. Meanwhile, National Guardsmen scour the city for survivors and the men must decide whether to remain hidden in their sanctuary or be taken back to help soothe the anger of the water.
“Climate change wants to be dramatized,” says director and playwright O’Brien. “It’s so big, so encompassing, that distilling it to a story, between people, in a place, brings immediate electricity and the utmost urgency to the issue. Theater provides an avenue through which to feel the solutions.”