Live acts

camelot theatre company: 101 Talent Ave., Talent. See www.camelottheatre.org or call 535-5250.

DOUBT, A PARABLE: Playwright John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt, a parable" will run through Sunday, Nov. 8. Directed by Don Matthews, the drama follows a Catholic nun who grows mindful when a priest takes too much interest in a young student. Shanley's play earned a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award in 2005. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets will cost $18 and $16 for students and seniors. Reserved seating will be available for an additional $2. A pay-what-you-can show will be available Wednesday, Oct. 14.

oregon cabaret theatre: First and Hargadine Streets, Ashland. See www.oregoncabaret.com or call 488-2902.

what's goin' on: SONGS OF THE '70S: Jim Giancarlo directs and choreographs this original musical revue featuring classic pop tunes and plenty of dancing from the musically diverse '70s. John Taylor directs the music. The play will run at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays, with brunch matinees at 1 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 1. Tickets are $21 to $31.

oregon shakespeare festival: 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See www.osfashland.org or call 482-4331.

paradise lost: Libby Appel directs Clifford Odets' Depression-era ode to holding fast to idealism and morality in a climate of fear. The play runs through Oct. 31.

all's well that ends well: Amanda Dehnert directs William Shakespeare's comedy of flawed and beautiful people finding their way in love. The play runs through Nov. 1.

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 it. The play runs through Nov. 1.

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. The play runs through Nov. 1.

equivocation: Bill Rauch directs Bill Cain's re-examination of English history at the time of King James, the Gunpowder Plot, the Tower dungeons and William Shakespeare. The play runs through Oct. 31.

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, under the guise of teaching music to the children, while actually planning to bilk their parents. The play runs through Nov. 1.

Ashland New Plays Festival: ANPF will reprise E. M. Lewis's "Song of Extinction" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at Carpenter Hall on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Lewis will attend the performance. In 2009, "Song of Extinction" won the Harold & Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award from the American Theater Critics Association and the Ted Schmitt Award for outstanding new play from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle. In 2008, Lewis won the Primus Prize for emerging female playwright for "Heads," a hostage drama set in the Iraq war. "Song of Extinction" was produced at the 2008 Ashland New Plays Festival. "Extinction" is the story of a high school student and a biology teacher who develop an emotional rapport in the face of personal loss, genocide and biological devastation. Caroline Shaffer directs the reading, and the cast will feature OSF actors Liisa Ivary, Cristofer Jean, Blaine Johnston, Jeff King, Anil Margsahayam and Brad Whitmore. A pre-curtain reception will begin at 7 p.m. There will be wine and cheese and live music by 11-year-old Chloe Brown and 9-year-old Lindan Burns on violins. Violist Mason Nodnefield, a senior at North Medford High School, will play the original score, "Disembarking," composed by Geoffrey Pope. Seating is $20 for the play reading, and reservations are available by calling 488-7995. Visit www.ashlandnewplays.org for more information.

oregon stage works: 191 A St., Ashland. See www.oregonstageworks.org or call 482-2334.

glengarry glen ross: William Langdon will direct David Mamet's 1984 Pulitzer Prize-winning look at four real estate agents who will do anything to close a deal. The show will run at 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 19. Tickets are $21 and $12 for students.

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