Plays in local theaters

ASHLAND HIGH SCHOOL: "The Importance of Being Earnest," Oscar Wilde's charming satire of Victorian England's stylish upper class, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 13-15, in the Mountain Avenue Theatre, 201 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. See story, Page 3.

camelot theatre company: 101 Talent Ave., Talent. The box office is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and one hour before performances. See www.camelottheatre.org or call 541-535-5250.

FROST/NIXON: Peter Morgan's play based on a series of interviews between President Richard M. Nixon and British journalist David Frost runs through Sunday, May 30. Camelot's Producing Director and Artistic Associate Doug Warner directs. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Preview tickets cost $10. Tickets cost $18, $16 for students and seniors. Reserved seating is available for $2 per ticket. Student rush tickets cost $10 and will be available five minutes before show times.

oregon cabaret theatre: First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. For tickets, visit the box office, see www.oregoncabaret.com or call 541-488-2902.

WHODUNIT ... THE MUSICAL: OCT's Artistic Director Jim Giancarlo directs and choregraphs this tuneful romp that is part mystery, part drawing room farce and all musical comedy. The show will run through May 30. Show times are set for 8 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays and at 1 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $21 for Sunday evening performances, $27 for Sunday brunch matinees, $27 and $29 for Thursday and Monday shows, and $31 and $33 for Friday and Saturday shows. A gourmet dinner menu is available for evening shows and there is a brunch menu for Sunday matinees. Ticket prices do not include food or beverage.

OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See www.osfashland.org or call 541-482-4331.

ruined: Lynn Nottage's 2009 Pulitzer- and Obie-winning tribute to the resilience of women will run through Oct. 31 in the New Theatre. Liesl Tommy directs.

Well: Lisa Kron's dramatic exploration of health and illness takes a humorous turn with the entrance of her affable, chronically ill mother. The show will run through June 18 in the New Theatre. James Edmondson directs.

cat on a hot tin roof: Tennessee Williams' portrait of a Southern family on a long, sultry night will run through July 4 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Christopher Liam Moore directs.

hamlet: William Shakespeare's psychological tragedy will run through Oct. 30 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Bill Rauch directs.

pride and prejudice: Joseph Hanreddy's and J.R. Sullivan's adaptation of the Jane Austen novel will run through Oct. 31 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Libby Appel directs.

SHE LOVES ME: A love letter to the American musical, with book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, will run through Oct. 30 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Rebecca Taichman directs.

THEATRE ARTS AT SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY: Off South Mountain Avenue on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Visit sou.edu/theatre/calendar for show information, location and parking. Tickets are available at the box office — open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and two hours before each show — or by calling 541-552-6348.

WILD OATS: John O'Keeffe's 18th-century comedy lampoons theaters and actors of the Restoration era. Performances are set for 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, May 13-15 and May 20-23, with matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, and Sunday, May 23, in the Center Stage Theatre. Tickets cost $20, $17 for seniors and $5 for students.

EURYDICE: Sarah Ruhl's reinterpretation of the Greek myth will be presented in the Center Square Theatre on the SOU campus. SOU Theatre Arts student Curtis Goodman directs. Performances are set for 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, May 13-15 and May 20-23, with matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, and Sunday, May 23. Tickets cost $20, $17 for seniors and $5 for students.

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