ASHLAND CONTEMPORARY THEATRE: Spooky, funny Halloween play readings will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29-30, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Actors Rose Blackford, Michael Kaveney and Tim Kelly will read works by local playwrights, including Dori Appel's "Playing Favorites," Darlene Ensor's "Raven Redux," Archie Koenig's "Happy Anniversary, Darling," Diane Nichols' "Struck," Grant Shepard's "The Comeuppance," Molly Tinsley's "Warren's Warning" and Ruth Wire's "The Potato Bug." Tickets cost $10 at the door. Call 541-482-7742 for information.

ASHLAND CONTEMPORARY THEATRE: Spooky, funny Halloween play readings will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29-30, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Actors Rose Blackford, Michael Kaveney and Tim Kelly will read works by local playwrights, including Dori Appel's "Playing Favorites," Darlene Ensor's "Raven Redux," Archie Koenig's "Happy Anniversary, Darling," Diane Nichols' "Struck," Grant Shepard's "The Comeuppance," Molly Tinsley's "Warren's Warning" and Ruth Wire's "The Potato Bug." Tickets cost $10 at the door. Call 541-482-7742 for information.

FUNDRAISER FOR ACT: Meet Emily Dickinson when playwright Barbara Zollinger reads from her one-woman play about the author at a high tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at the McCall House, 153 Oak St., Ashland. Black cake, made from a Dickinson recipe, will be served, along with other goodies. Cost is $30. Call 541-482-7742 for reservations.

CAMELOT THEATRE COMPANY: 101 Talent Ave., Talent. The box office is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and one hour before performances. Call 541-535-5250. Tickets also may be purchased at www.camelottheatre.org.

ALWAYS ... PATSY CLINE: Livia Genise performs as Patsy Cline in Ted Swindley's musical tribute, "Always ... Patsy Cline." Performances are set for 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 7. Tickets cost $21, $19 for students and seniors. Reserved seating is available for an additional $2 per ticket.

OREGON CABARET THEATRE: First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. For tickets, visit the box office, see www.oregoncabaret.com or call 541-488-2902.

RIFFIN' & TAPPIN': An original OCT production featuring high-energy tap-dance numbers along with jazz music and vocals will run through Oct. 31. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday. A matinee is set for 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $31 and $33 for Friday and Saturday shows; $21 for Sunday evening's performance; and $27 for a matinee on Sunday. A gourmet dinner menu is available for evening shows, and brunch is available for the Sunday matinee. Ticket prices do not include food or beverage.

JUST A DANCIN' FOOL: Members of the cast of "Riffin' & Tappin" will join for two late-night shows of music and dance. See story on Page 8.

OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See www.osfashland.org or call 541-482-4331.

HAMLET: William Shakespeare's tragedy will run through Oct. 30 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre.

SHE LOVES ME: A love letter to the American musical, with book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, will run through Oct. 30 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre.

THRONE OF BLOOD: The premiere of Ping Chong's adaptation of Japanese director and screenwriter Akira Kurosawa's version of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" will run through Oct. 31 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre.

AMERICAN NIGHT: THE BALLAD OF JUAN JOSÉ: Los Angeles-based performance troupe Culture Clash with writer-comedians Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Sigüenza team up with actors at OSF to present a comic mix of past and present, stereotype and truth. The show will run through Oct. 31 in the New Theatre.

RUINED: Lynn Nottage's 2009 Pulitzer- and Obie-winning tribute to the resilience of women will run through Oct. 31 in the New Theatre.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: Joseph Hanreddy's and J.R. Sullivan's adaptation of the Jane Austen novel will run through Oct. 31 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre.

THEATRE ARTS AT SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY: Off South Mountain Avenue on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Visit sou.edu/theatre/calendar for show information, location and parking. Tickets are available at the box office — open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and two hours before each show — or by calling 541-552-6348.

TAKING STEPS: Alan Ayckbourn's quirky comedy, under the direction of SOU emeritus professor Dennis Smith, will be presented at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Nov. 4-6 and 11-13 in the Center Square Theatre on the SOU campus. Matinees are set for 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13-14. Tickets cost $21, $18 for seniors and $6 for students. Subscribers to three or more plays pay $17, $15 for seniors.

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE: Tennessee William's landmark drama will run Nov. 11-21 in the Center Stage Theatre at SOU. Blanche DuBois lies to herself and others to avoid the hand that fate has dealt her, but reality overcomes fantasy, driving the jaded woman mad. The play earned Williams a Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1948. Performances at SOU are set for 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Nov. 11-13 and Nov. 18-20. Matinees are set for 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20-21. Tickets cost $21, $18 for seniors and $6 for students. Subscribers to three or more plays pay $17, $15 for seniors.