Plays in Ashland and surrounding region

Plays

Icarus: Jimmy Garcia directs the play by Edwin Sànchez about five disenfranchised people pursuing their dreams. The play will run at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, May 21-23, and 8 p.m. Sunday, May 24, with matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 23-24, at the Center Square Theatre, Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $18 regular, $16 senior, $5 students. Call 552-6348.

love's labor's lost: Dale luciano directs William Shakespeare's comic look at love. The play will run at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, May 21-23, and Thursday-Sunday, May 28-31, with matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31, at the Dorothy Stolp Center Stage Theatre, Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $18 regular, $16 senior, $5 students. Call 552-6348.

the mystery of irma vep: Pat Patton directs Charles Ludlam's parody of Gothic suspense films. The show runs at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays with brunch matinees at 1 p.m. Sundays through May 31, at Oregon Cabaret Theatre, First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. Tickets are $19-$31 and $19 for previews. See oregoncabaret.com or call 488-2902.

i remember mama: Paul Jones directs the play by John Van Druten about a Norwegian-American family in 1910 San Francisco. The show will run at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday through May 24, at Camelot Theatre Company, 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors. Reserved seating is an additional $2. See camelottheatre.org or call 535-5250.

The servant of two masters: Tracy Young directs an adaptation by Young and Oded Gross of Carlo Goldini's farce about the servant Truffaldino who attends to two masters without either of them knowing. Through Nov. 1, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See osfashland.org or call 482-4331.

macbeth: Gale Edwards directs William Shakespeare's tragedy that follows Macbeth's ascent to the Scottish throne and the carnage it leaves in its wake. Through Nov. 1, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See osfashland.org or call 482-4331.

death and the king's horseman: Chuck Smith directs Nobel prize-winner Wole Soyinka's African tragedy set against the backdrop of a colonial mindset and a vibrant, mystical culture in peril. Through July 5, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See osfashland.org or call 482-4331.

the music man: Bill Rauch directs the musical with book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson and story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. Con man Harold Hill arrives in River City, Iowa planning to bilk the parents. Through Nov. 1, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See osfashland.org or call 482-4331.

dead man's cell phone: Christopher Liam Moore directs Sarah Ruhl's funny film-noir odyssey that begins when a man dies at a restaurant. When his cell phone keeps ringing, the woman at the next table answers it. Through June 19, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See osfashland.org or call 482-4331.

things we do: Peter Alzado directs four plays about the conflict in the Middle East including "Masked" by Ilan Hatsor, "Rachel Corrie" adapted by Alan Rickman and Katherine Viner, "The Jewish Wife" by Bertolt Brecht and "A Tiny Piece of Land" by Mel Weiser and Joni Browne-Walders. The shows will run at 7 p.m. Wednesdays-Mondays and 2 p.m. Sundays through May 31, at Oregon Stage Works, 191 A St., Ashland. Tickets are $20 for all four plays. See oregonstageworks.org or call 482-2334.

Events

Thursday, May 21

jazz workshop: The Briscoe House Band featuring David Scoggin, J. Jorgensen and Teri Côte, will perform jazz, funk, Latin and fusion from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 21, in the Briscoe ArtWing Music Room, 265 N. Main St., Ashland. Tickets are a $5-$10 donation. See briscoejazz@jeffnet.org.

music and dance concert: The University of Oregon will present a farewell tribute to Dave and Lynn Frohnmeyer featuring performances by U of O students, at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Admission is free. Call 779-3000.

school play: Jacksonville Elementary School grades 4-6 will present the musical "Will Wonka Junior" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville. Tickets are $3 and $8 per family. Call 842-3790.

Friday, May 22

jazz vocalist: The Siskiyou Institute will present Madeline Eastman, vocalist, and Randy Porter, piano, in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 22, at the Old Siskiyou Barn in Ashland. Tickets are $22, $5 for students. For reservations e-mail info@siskiyouinstitute.com or call 488-3869.

sacred songs: International devotional singers Angelica Baumbach and Marcus Seiba of Mirabai Ceiba will perform sacred chants from around the world at 7 p.m. Friday, May 22, at the Jackson Wellsprings Community Room, 2253 Highway 99 North, Ashland. Tickets are $15 in advance at Soundpeace in Ashland, $20 at the door and $5 for children. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call 324-7971.

saxophone concert: Southern Oregon University's Siskiyou Saxophone Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, May 22, at the Music Recital Hall at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $5. Call 552-6101.

sylvia browne: The No. 1 New York Times best-selling author and psychic will speak at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 22-23 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 24, at the Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass. Tickets are $55. Call 471-1316.

march 4th: The marching band will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 22, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. There will be performances by Shakti Bliss of Tantric Circus, Le Cirque Center's Tilt, Saqi, Zarifa's Belly Dance Troup and Ultra Violet Dance company. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Tickets are available at the Music Coop and Puff in Ashland, Dragon Fire Smoke Shop in Medford, Listen Here in Grants Pass and Williams General Store in Williams. Call 890-0183.

Saturday, May 23

music and wine: Dave Pinsky and his band will perform from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 23, as part of the open house at Agate Ridge Vineyard, 1098 Nick Young Road, Eagle Point. There will be wine tasting and appetizers from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 830-3050.

echoes of ireland: Jack Roberts Company will present actors Jonathan Judge-Russo and Ryan Wesley Gilreath bringing Frank and Malachy McCourt's comic and tragic stories alive, along with music, song and Irish dancers, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Tickets are $45 and $39. Call 779-3000.

dance performance: Dancing People Company, University of Oregon Repertory Dance Company will join Crater Renaissance Academy Dancers in "Collaborations in Movement" at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at the Crater Performing Arts Center 655 N Third St. Central Point. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 494-6281.

student recital: Southern Oregon University music student Evan McHill, percussionist, will give a senior recital at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at the Music Recital Hall at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The event is free. Call 552-6101.

Sunday, May 24

quadim ensemble: The group of Jewish and Arab musicians have joined forces to play for peace on its new CD, "Eastern Wind"; and will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 24, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Tickets are $12 in advance at Music Coop in Ashland, $15 at the door, $10 for students and $5 for children under 12. Call 488-7716.

dulcet: The Southern Oregon University ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 24, at the Music Recital Hall at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The event is free. Call 552-6101.

open house: Pete Herzog will perform from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 24, as part of the open house at Agate Ridge Vineyard, 1098 Nick Young Road, Eagle Point. There will be wine tasting and appetizers from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 830-3050.

concert: Vocal, crystal bowl and world-percussion musician Ashana will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 24, Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 Highway 99 N., Ashland. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are available at Soundpeace and Music Coop in Ashland. Call 482-3776.

Monday, May 25

guitar ensemble: The Southern Oregon University Department of Music Guitar Studio and Ensembles, directed by David Rogers, will present a concert at 8 p.m. Monday, May 25, in the Music Recital Hall at SOU, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $5 for general admission and free for students. See sou.edu/music or call 552-6101.

Friday, May 29

senior recital: Southern Oregon University music student Elizabeth Lord, soprano, will give a senior recital at 8 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the Music Recital Hall at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The event is free. Call 552-6101.

Bottle shock film: The Science of Wine celebration at ScienceWorks will present a showing of the film at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main St., Ashland. There will be a presentation by Brenda and Mark Lhormer, the movie's producers. Tickets are $7.50 and are available from either the Varsity Theater or on-line at ScienceOfWineAshland.com. Call 482-6767, ext. 32.

teen theater: Planned Parenthood Teen Theater will present "Greatest Hits" at 7:30 p.m. Friday May 29, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. The show will feature favorite scenes about relationships, sexuality, and growing up. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students at the door. Call 770-3331, Ext. 1015.

Saturday, May 30

The Science of Wine Gala: The Science of Wine Gala at ScienceWorks Museum will feature music, dancing, wine tasting, food, a Mystery Bottle Raffle and a live wine auction from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Tickets are $60, $50 for ScienceWorks members. Tickets are available at ScienceOfWineAshland.com or by calling 482-6767, ext. 32.

music for peace: The Rogue Valley Peace Choir and Peace House will present the duo of activist singers and songwriters "Emma's Revolution" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday May 30, at the Ashland Community Center on Winburn Way. The Rogue Valley Peace Choir will open. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, and are available at Paddington Station and the Music Coop in Ashland. Call 482-8915.

barbershop quartet: The Rogue Valley Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society will present barbershop groups in concert at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Crater High School Performing Arts Center, 655 N. Third St., Central Point. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students ages 15 and under. Call 535-8212.

Jazz choir: The Southern Oregon University Department of Music will present the Jefferson State Choral Coalition, directed by Kirby Shaw, at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Music Recital Hall on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The 45-person university and community ensemble will sing vocal arrangements and original works by Shaw. Tickets are $5. Students will be admitted free. Tickets are available by calling 552-6101 or at the Music box office one hour before the performance.

new music: The Southern Oregon Chapter of the National Association of Composers/USA will present a program of new chamber works written by local composers and performed by the SyZyGy Ensemble at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Ashland Congregational United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The program will feature North Medford High School student Diego Velásquez, winner of the first annual NACUSAsor Student Composition Competition. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students at the door. Call 488-5506 or 772-4022.

Sunday, May 31

student dance performance: Ballet Workshop and Oregon Chamber Dance Company will present their annual student demonstration at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at Kid's Unlimited, Main 1, 821 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. Performances will feature guest artist Susan Diviak. The event is free. Call 899-3914.