Live local theater, livestream plays: April 2
Barnstormers Theatre will present “Postmortem” by Ken Ludwig, directed by Steven Sabel. Set in the early 1920s, famous actor William Gillette, best known for being the first man to portray Sherlock Holmes on the theatrical stage, invites some of the actors from his Broadway production to spend the weekend at his home in Connecticut. Soon it becomes apparent that there is a murder to be solved, and suspense increases as they characters work to find who among them is the cold-blooded killer. The production will be shown via livestream and to limited live audiences, unless COVID-19 restrictions prevent in-person viewing. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, April 10-24, and at 2 p.m. Sundays, April 11-25. Tickets are $15 for up to two viewers, $30 for 3-4 viewers, and $50 for 5 or more viewers. The livestream performances will take place on ShowTix4U. Viewers should be advised that there are gunshots in this production. “Postmortem” is recommended for ages 13 and up. See barnstormersgp.com for more information and details on upcoming shows, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-479-3557 with questions.
The Medford-based Collaborative Theatre Project , located at 555 Medford Center, will present” Around The World in 80 Days,” an adaptation of Jules Verne’s 1872 adventure novel of the same name by Mark Brown and directed by Michael Jenkinson. This adventure-packed show begins in 1872 London, and follows Phileas Fogg, a rich British gentleman living a mysterious and solitary life. A wager at the Reform Club, of which Fogg is a member, leads to his declaration that it is possible to travel around the world in 80 days. A large bet is placed, and Fogg begins his journey. Meanwhile, Detective Fix notices the unusual activity of Fogg and decides, without any real evidence, that Fogg fits the description of a bank robber he is searching for, and Fix decides to secretively follow Fogg. The hilarity grows along the planned route visiting Suez, Bombay, Calcutta, Hong Kong, Yokohama, San Francisco and New York City before Fogg (and Fix) return to London. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 pm. Fridays and Saturdays, through April 3 and 1:30 pm. Sundays, through April 4. All patrons must be masked for the duration of the show, and social distancing protocols will be enforced. Tickets are $25, and can be purchased by calling the CTP Box Office at 541-779-1055. No online ticketing is available for this production. For further information, see the theatre’s Facebook page or visit ctpmedford.org.
The Ashland dinner theater, 241 Hargadine St., on the corner of First and Hargadine streets, presents “The Spitfire Grill,” a new take on the hit musical, with the cast playing their own instruments as an onstage orchestra. In the show, Percy, a parolee just released from prison, arrives in a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill, the only eatery in a struggling town. It is for sale, but there are no takers, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars, and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Directed by Valerie Rachelle. Performances are set for 1 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, and at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Mondays and select Wednesday nights, through Sunday, April 18. Tickets are $43 or $39. Reservations are required for pre-show dinner and brunch. Appetizers, beverages and desserts are available without reservations. Student rush tickets are $15 and can be purchased 30 minutes before curtain. COVID-19 safety measures include masks being worn at all times when not eating, temperature checks at the door, tables 6 feet apart and 12 feet from performers, and limited capacity (maximum of 42 patrons to adhere to Jackson County’s “high risk” status). To purchase tickets or for additional information, call the Oregon Cabaret Theatre box office at 541-488-2902 or see oregoncabaret.com.
OSF’s O! virtual portal is available for viewing with archived plays plus the promise of new online content. The archived play “Manahatta” by Mary Kathryn Nagle will stream through April 24, followed by “Snow in Midsummer” by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, streaming May 3-29. Live performances are anticipated in the late summer and fall. See osfashland.org/digital for details. O!, OSF’s interactive and immersive digital content platform, can be accessed for free. Some content will be accessed for a fee. Other content available or in development includes interviews, digital storytelling, online classes, podcasts, audio plays and more. To receive updates and release information, go to osfashland.org/digital and click on the “Join O!” button at the bottom of the page.