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  • Coverage of Rogue Valley theaters, including Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Camelot Theatre Company
Updated Jun 24, 2016 at 10:54 AM

Married five times, American playwright Neil Simon knows about failed relationships. In his play "The Dinner Party," three men and three women are invited to dine at a Parisian restaurant for mysterious reasons. They gradually realize they are three couples whose marriages have ended in divorce. Randall Theatre Company is bringing that awkward, unsettling situation to life with its production of Simon's play. "The Dinner Party" opens Friday, June 24, at the theater, 10 E. Third...

Updated Jun 22, 2016 at 11:50 AM

Georges, the manager of a Saint-Tropez nightclub that showcases drag entertainment, and Albin, his romantic partner and star attraction who goes by the name Zaza, have lived happily for many years in an apartment above the nightclub with their...

Posted Jun 20, 2016 at 2:00 AM

There’s an old saying in the theater: The hardest thing in life is to write a good second act. A case in point is the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s new production of “The Wiz. At the intermission in Saturday...

Updated Jun 14, 2016 at 9:43 AM

William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” will launch the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s outdoor season Friday, June 17, in the Allen Elizabethan Theatre, followed by the Saturday, June 18, opening of the 1970s musical “The...

Updated Jun 6, 2016 at 4:41 PM

“All About Eve” is remembered chiefly for two things. One, Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s 1950 backstage showbiz drama about show-biz backstabbing garnered 14 Oscar nominations, a record unmatched until “Titanic”...

Updated May 25, 2016 at 12:29 PM

Southern Oregon Theatre Arts sets its production of Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" in Ephesus — a place that looks a lot like Ashland — and the play's Syracuse takes on the quality of Medford. "The set is sort of a...

Posted May 19, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Local playwright, author, teacher and Shakespeare scholar Scott Kaiser talks about his play, "NOW THIS," with Mary Silva of the Ashland New Plays Festival. ANPF will present a staged reading of Kaiser's play at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 23, at...

Posted May 9, 2016 at 9:00 AM

When young Mary Lennox — an orphan newly entrusted to the care of her grief-stricken uncle — discovers a sickly cousin, a farm boy living on the estate and, most importantly, a neglected garden, she finds solace in rejuvenating the...

Updated May 3, 2016 at 4:43 PM

“9 to 5: The Musical” does not deliver the subversive giddiness of the 1980 movie with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton. But that’s not to say the 2009 musical comedy/office revenge fantasy, a brassy production of...

Updated Apr 29, 2016 at 6:13 PM

Don Matthews stalks the set, a sweltering Tennessee courtroom, like an old lion, commanding his territory, marshaling his defenses, roaring. On the stage as in life, courtrooms are made for grandstanding. But as celebrity defense attorney...

Posted Apr 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM

A fictionalized version of the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, aka The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes, "Inherit the Wind" tells the story of a Hillsboro, Tenn., high school teacher who is arrested and prosecuted for teaching the theory...

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