Plays: Thursday, August 23
Barnstormers Theatre: 112 Evelyn Ave., Grants Pass. See barnstormersgp.org or call 541-479-3557 for tickets. Group discounts are available.
‘Pride and Prejudice’: Finding a husband is not a priority for independent-minded Elizabeth Bennet, but with a matchmaking mother, four unmarried sisters and several unsuitable suitors, it’s a challenge to escape her fate. Jane Austen’s 1813 story comes to life in Jon Jory’s adaptation of the 1813 novel. Tricia Drevets directs. The show previews Thursday, Sept. 6, and opens Friday, Sept. 7. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 7-8 and 14-15, and Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 20-22; 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 9, 16 and 23. Tickets are $5 for the preview; $15 for all other performances. A pay-what-you-want show is presented Thursday, Sept. 13.
Camelot Theatre: 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Tickets and information available at camelottheatre.org or 541-535-5250. The box office is open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and one hour before performances.
‘Spotlight on The Kingston Trio’: Singer, songerwriter and guitarist Bob Haworth of The Kingston Trio fame, along with singers and guitarists John Hollis and Andrew Brock, will pay tribute to the American folk trio that released 14 albums ranking in the Top 10 of Billboard’s top albums chart between 1955 and 2001. Look for “Tom Dooley,” “Scotch & Soda,” “Greenback Dollar,” “The M.T.A.,” “They Call the Wind Maria,” “Worried Man,” “This Land is Your Land,” and more. Presila Quinby directs. The musical spotlight runs through Sunday, Aug. 26. Evening performances are at 8 p.m., matinees are at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $29.
Collaborative Theater Project: 555 Medford Center, Medford. Tickets and information are available at ctporegon.org, by calling 541-779-1055 or at the box office.
‘Lend Me a Tenor’: This bedroom farce with book and lyrics by Peter Sham and music by Brad Carroll is classic Ken Ludwig ridiculousness reimagined as over-the-top musical theater. Rick Robinson of Oregon Cabaret Theatre directs. The show runs through Sept. 16. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with matinees at 1:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $28, $22 for seniors or $18 for students.
Oregon Cabaret Theatre: First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. Tickets and information are available at oregoncabaret.com or by calling 541-488-2902. Reservations are required for pre-show dinner and brunch. Appetizers, beverages and desserts are available without reservations. Student rush tickets are $10 and can be purchased 30 minutes before curtain. A 20 percent discount is available for groups of 10 or more.
‘Avenue Q’: When college grad Princeton moves into a shabby New York City apartment, he soon discovers it’s not your ordinary neighborhood. He and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book in 2004, this musical is busting with adult humor and a catchy score — not to mention puppets. The show runs through Sept. 9. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $25 or $39.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival: 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Showtimes, ticket prices and information available at osfashland.org or at 800-219-8161.
‘Romeo and Juliet’: Star-crossed lovers Juliet and Romeo take the stage with lush period detail in William Shakespeare’s tragic tale. Dámasao Rodgríguez of Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland directs this story of a love for the ages — until fate and hatred turn the world against it. The show runs through Oct. 12 in the outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre. Curtain is at 8 p.m.
‘The Book of Will’: When close friends and fellow actors realize that the lines of the dead William Shakespeare are disappearing into time, they plan a definitive book of his original plays. To make one, they’ll have to battle an unscrupulous publisher, a boozy poet laureate and their own mortality in playwright Lauren Gunderson’s funny love letter to theater and the printed word. Christopher Liam Moore directs. The show runs through Oct. 13 in the outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre. Curtain is at 8 p.m.
‘Love’s Labor’s Lost’: The Princess of France and her ladies have chosen an awkward time to visit Navarre in William Shakespeare’s linguistically nimble, music-filled comedy. King Ferdinand and his friends have dedicated themselves to three years of study, contemplation and chastity. Undeterred, the ladies camp outside the gates, and it isn’t long before nature takes its course. Amanda Dehnert directs. The show runs through Oct. 14 in the outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre. Curtain is at 8 p.m.
‘Snow in Midsummer’: When a young woman is sentenced to death, she curses her city from beyond the grave with a catastrophic drought. Three years later, the residents of the parched, locust-plagued city are forced to face a past no one wants to remember. Playwright Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s update of a classic Chinese drama into a modern ghost story explores the legacy of trauma, the heart of injustice and the lengths to which we go for love. Justin Audibert directs. The show runs through Oct. 27 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre.
‘Henry V’: Actor Daniel Jose Molina completes his immersive three-play transformation from reckless party-boy Prince Hal to the shrewd and ruthless young leader King Henry V. The new king audaciously lays claim to the French throne, courts a princess with whom he does not share a language and takes his place on history’s stage in a series of battles still commemorated in England today. Rosa Joshi of Seattle makes her directorial debut at OSF. The show runs through Oct. 27 in the Thomas Theatre.
‘Manahatta’: Securities trader Jane Snake is torn between worlds. Her return to Wall Street brings her to Manahatta (“Island of Many Hills” in Lenape), the homeland of her Native American ancestors who were violently forced to evacuate in the 1600s. Meanwhile, her family in Oklahoma struggles to save their language, their culture and their over-mortgaged home. OSF presents the premiere of Mary Kathryn Nagle’s look at the tragic consequences of commercial exploits. Playwright Nagle also is a partner at Pipestem Law, a firm specializing in sovereignty of Native tribes and people, and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Laurie Woolery directs. The show runs through Oct. 27 in the Thomas Theatre.
‘Oklahoma!’: It’s a beautiful morning whenever Curly sees Laurey, but Laurey’s not so sure about Curly. And Will loves Ado Andy, but Andy loves ... well, everyone. Meanwhile, in the 1906 Oklahoma Territory, farmers and ranchers lock horns in a battle over water rights and fences. This musical — with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein — brims with show-stopping songs and heartfelt storytelling. Director Bill Rauch breaks new ground with same-sex lead couples and other LGBTQ+ casting that affirms the identity spectrum in an insightful celebration of love in its many forms. The show runs through Oct. 27 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre.
‘The Way the Mountain Moved’: When four men set out in the 1850s to survey a route for a new continental railroad, they cross paths with lost pioneers, cautious Native Americans, and an African-American Mormon couple unsure whether to befriend, fight or flee the newcomers. Whose dreams will prevail? This play by Idris Goodwin joins other OSF American Revolutions commissions that explore key moments of change in U.S. history. May Adrales directs. The show runs through Oct. 28 in the Thomas Theatre.
‘Othello’: Those who praised Moorish general Othello’s military successes now reject his marriage to Venetian Desdemona. The newlyweds are determined to overcome all obstacles, but Othello’s assignment to a new location draws them into the demonic web of his lieutenant Iago in Shakespeare’s most intimate tragedy. Bill Rauch directs. The show runs through Oct. 28 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre.
‘Sense and Sensibility’: When Mrs. Dashwood and her daughters are tossed out of their home by a selfish half-brother, marriage prospects become bleak, and when love — or what looks like love — comes calling for the girls, they are whirled into a tangle of gossip, scandal and unexpected fortune. Kate Hamill’s adaptation of the novel by Jane Austen is directed by Hana S. Sharif. The show runs through Oct. 28 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre.
Randall Theatre, Medford: 10 E. Third St., Medford. Tickets and information are available at randalltheatre.com or by calling 541-632-3258. Pay-what-you-want tickets are available 30 minutes before shows, subject to availability.
‘Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits’: Hit songs and satire fill this cabaret-style spoof of Broadway musicals by Cerard Alessandrini. Set in Randall Theatre’s black box theater, the show opens Friday, Sept. 7, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 23. Curtain is at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8, Thursdays through Saturdays, Sept. 13-15 and 20-21, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 9, 16 and 23. Look for parodies from “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Annie,” “Wicked,” and more. Kathy Wing directs. Music direction is by Paul Cosca, and Brianna Gowland choreographs the show. Tickets are $22; $17 on Thursdays.