'All In the Timing'

Jesse Lawson, Chloe Rosenthal and Will Cooper appear in David Ives' "Words, Words, Words."Photo courtesy of Steven Addington

Ashland Contemporary Theatre will present three short comedies from American playwright David Ives' "All in the Timing." "Words, Words, Words" ponders the claim that monkeys might write classics if given enough time; "Mere Mortals" eavesdrops on three construction workers' lunch hour on a firder 50 stories high; and "The Universal Language" is the story of a shyster who makes up a language and offers it for a large sum.

Evalyn Hansen directs. Performances are set for 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. Tickets cost $15, $12 for seniors and students, and are available at Paddington Station in Ashland, Frocery Outlet in Medford and www.ashlandcontemporarytheatre.org. Reservations are available by calling 541-646-2971.

Additional performances will be presented at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Paschal Winery & Vineyard, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent.