Oregon Cultural Trust awards grants

Oregon Cultural Trust has awarded three grants, totaling $61,000, to Southern Oregon nonprofits.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival got $35,000 to support the world premiere of Tracy Young's adaptation of "A Wrinkle in Time," the classic science fiction novel by Madeleine L'Engle. OSF developed and produced the play with a team of more than 20 artists. The play will have a six-month run of 72 performances at the Angus Bowmer Theatre and will be performed for an estimated 38,000 people, officials said.

Britt Festivals got $21,000 to construct a new 200-300 seat Performance Garden venue at its site in Jacksonville, and to make other improvements to its existing venue, including new pathways, safety improvements, and restroom upgrades.

Southern Oregon Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society got $5,000 for the next step of a long-term program to restore the Medco No. 4 steam locomotive. The society is working to restore the Portland-build locomotive to full operating condition.

Statewide, the trust distributed about $1.6 million.

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