Rogue Valley theater scene: Nov. 15
Ashland Contemporary Theatre: Tickets can be purchased at ashlandcontemporarytheatre.org, at Paddington Station in Ashland, Grocery Outlet in Medford, or at the door. Call 541-646-2971 for information.
‘Third’: In playwright Wendy Wasserstein’s final play, “Third,” Professor Laurie Jameson has challenged patriarchal thinking for the past 30 years, transforming humanities studies in her Ivy League college. But with the outbreak of the Iraq War, Laurie’s latest student, Woodson Bull III — simply called “Third” — pushes all the wrong buttons. She calls him “a walking red state,” and denounces his brilliant term paper as plagiarism. But is she right? Or have stereotypes and prejudice gotten the better of her intellectual honesty? The professor’s private struggles with her relationships, her age and the nation’s adversarial politics inflate Third from jockish student to personal nemesis — with results that force Laurie to reconsider her perspective and integrity. Directed by Jeannine Grizzard and starring Livia Genise and Adam Kilgore. Performances are set for 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 23, and at 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 24, at Carpenter Hall, 15 S. Pioneer St., on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus in Ashland. Tickets are $18.
Camelot Theatre: 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Tickets and information available at camelottheatre.org or 541-535-5250.
‘Peter Pan’: James M. Barrie’s classic tale of the boy who won’t grow up. The Darling children act out Peter Pan stories, much to the chagrin of their grumpy father, as Peter — and his sidekick Tinkerbell — visit the nursery and whisk them off to Neverland to meet Lost Boys, noble Islanders, and pirates — including the infamous Captain Hook. Once, Peter cut off Hook’s hand and fed it to a crocodile. Ever since, there has been a bitter rivalry between the two. This joyous tribute to youth includes the songs “I’ve Gotta Crow.” “Never Neverland,” “I’m Flying,” and “Hook’s Waltz”. So come with us where dreams are born and time is never planned. Directed by Haley Forsyth. The Broadway premiere in 1954 starred Mary Martin as Peter Pan. Performances are set for 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Nov. 29-Dec. 27, and 2 p.m. Sundays Dec. 8-Dec. 29, and at 2 and 8 p.m. on select Mondays and Tuesdays through Dec. Tickets are $33.
Collaborative Theatre Project: 555 Medford Center, Medford. Tickets and information are available at ctpmedford.org, by calling 541-779-1055 or at the box office. Group rates are available.
‘The Snow Queen’: Collaborative Theatre Project in Medford will present “The Snow Queen” from Nov. 22 to Dec. 29, at its theater in the Medford Center, 555 Medford Center. This adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fantastical coming-of-age adventure that inspired the hit Disney movie “Frozen” is directed by Susan Aversa-Orrego. Join Gerda on a dangerous and whimsical quest to save her best friend Kai before he is trapped forever in the Snow Queen’s palace. It’s a world where flowers sing, animals talk and riddles yearn to be solved. With an original pop-rock score, alluring ballads, urban steam-punk flair, and the enigmatic Snow Queen, this is not your average bedtime story. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturdays, Nov. 22-Dec. 28, and at 1:30 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 24-Dec. 29, and Saturdays, Dec. 21 and Dec. 28. Tickets are $28. An opening night gala will be held on Friday, Nov. 22, beginning at 6:45 p.m. with food and wine available. Tickets to the gala are $15. Tickets and information are available at ctpmedford.org, by calling 541-779-1055 or at the box office. Group rates are available.
Oregon Cabaret Theatre: 241 Hargadine St, on the corner of First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. Tickets and information are available at theoregoncabaret.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% discount is available for groups of 10 or more.
‘Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play’: When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court, and a little girl’s belief makes the difference in the “miracle.” With live Foley effects and a score of holiday carols, “Miracle on 34th St.” is a beloved musical that will melt even the most cynical of hearts. Adapted from Jon Lorenz’ 1947 Lux Radio Broadcast of the classic Christmas story and directed by Galloway Stevens. Performances are set for at 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday through Saturday, and select Tuesday and Sunday nights, Nov. 21 through Dec. 31, and at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Nov. 23 through Dec. 29. There are no performances on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day. A preview night will be offered at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. Preview tickets are $29 for all seats. Regular tickets are $43, $39, and $29.
Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University: Theatre Arts Building, 491 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Tickets are available at oca.sou.edu/box-office or by calling 541-552-6348.
‘Hedda Gabler’: Widely regarded as the father of modern drama, Henrik Ibsen created his most memorable character in Hedda Gabler, the free-spirited, strong-minded general’s daughter, dangerously chafing against the restraints placed on women in the late 19th century. The questions bedeviling Hedda are still relevant today: What does it cost a woman to be “likable”? Can she be strong but not bossy, smart but not scary? Can she break free of the tropes of femininity or is she doomed, even in her own life, to fail the Bechdel Test? Directed by Jackie Apodaca. Performances are set for 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Nov. 15-17. Saturday and Sunday matinees are sold out. Tickets are $20, $15 for senior. Student discounts are available by calling the box office.
Angels in America Part Two — Perestroika’: The second part of Tony Kushner’s epic masterpiece, “Angels in America,” “Perestroika” means “restructuring,” an apt title for a play about people struggling to repair broken relationships and damaged lives. At its heart are two polar opposite AIDS patients: The reluctant “prophet” Prior, who sees angels, and the notorious reactionary Roy Cohn, who sees the ghost of Ethel Rosenberg. “Perestroika” offsets end-of-the-world dread with a powerful affirmation of love and hope. Directed by Jim Edmondson. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday through Nov. 23, and at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in the Theatre Arts Building, 491 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, on the Southern Oregon University campus. Tickets are $20, $15 for senior. Tickets are available at oca.sou.edu/box-office or by calling 541-552-6348. Student discounts are available by calling the box office.
Rogue Theater Company: The Black Swan Theater, 100 E. Main St., Ashland. See roguetheatercompany.com or call 541-205-9190.
‘ ’night, Mother’: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and nominated for four Tony Awards, Marsha Norman’s “`night, Mother” has been celebrated for its heart-wrenching specificity and catharti force. The play is a portrayal of one woman’s decision to end her own life and her mother’s attempts to change her mind. In their evening together, the mother-daughter bond between Jessie and Mama is stronger than ever, making it possible for Jessie to enter a quieter, calmer existence with closure and love. Directed by Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor Caroline Shaffer, the play features actors Andrea Hochkeppel and Jessica Sage. Performances are set for 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturday, Nov. 15-16, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. Regular tickets are $20, $18 for seniors and students.