Plays in local theaters: June 24, 2010

ASHLAND CONTEMPORARY THEATRE: Formerly Ashland Community Theatre, the company presents playwright Hugh Whitemore's "Breaking the Code" at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Whitemore's play is a look at Alan Turing, an eccentric genius who broke the German Enigma Code during World War II and led scientists to the development of computers and artificial intelligence. Jeannine Grizzard directs. The show will run through July 3, with performances set for 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $15, $12 for students and seniors and may be reserved online at or by calling 541-646-2971. Tickets also are available at Paddington Station, 125 E. Main St., Ashland, and the Grocery Outlet, 35 E. Stewart Ave., Medford.

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 or call 541-535-5250.

RAGS: This Tony-nominated musical pays tribute to the Russian, Italian and Irish immigrants of the early 1900s as they passed through Ellis Island and into the sweatshops of New York City. Book is by Joseph Stein, lyrics are by Stephen Schwartz and music is by Charles Strouse. Camelot Artistic Director Livia Genise directs. "Rags" will preview Thursday, June 24, open Friday, June 25, and run through July 25. A pay-what-you-can performance will be offered Wednesday, June 30. Sunday performances are set for 2 p.m., all others are at 8 p.m. Tickets to the June 24 preview cost $12. All other tickets cost $21, $19 for students. Student rush tickets cost $10 and will be available five minutes before curtain. Reserved seating is available for an additional $2 per ticket.

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

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE: OCT's production of this musical revue that skewers male-female relationships will run through Aug. 30. Kevin P. Hill directs and choreographs, and Damon Calderwood, Kimberli Colbourne, Allison Rich and Colum Parke Morgan star. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays and at 1 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $21 for Sunday evening performances; $27 for Sunday brunch matinees; $28 and $30 for Wednesday, Thursday and Monday shows; and $32 and $34 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 or call 541-482-4331.

Twelfth night: Shakespeare's treasured comedy brims with antics and beloved characters, both prudish and crudish. The show will run through Oct. 11 on the Elizabethan Stage. Darko Tresnjak directs.

Henry IV, Part One: Shakespeare's drama sets King Henry and his line in a life-or-death struggle for England's political future. The show will run through Oct. 12 on the Elizabethan Stage. Penny Metropulos directs.

The Merchant of venice: Shakespeare's ironic comedy examines the quality of mercy when moneylender Shylock makes a harsh demand for repayment. The show will run through Oct. 13. Bill Rauch directs.

American Night: THE BALLAD OF JUAN JOSÉ: Los Angeles-based performance troupe Culture Clash with writer-comedians Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Sigüenza team up with actors at OSF to present a comic mix of past and present, stereotype and truth. The show will run July 3 through Oct. 31 in the New Theatre. Jo Bonney 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.

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.

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.

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.

OREGON STAGE WORKS PLAYWRIGHTS' UNIT: Six new 10-minute plays by the group of will be presented at 7:30 Monday and Tuesday, June 28-29, at the Unitarian Center, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Call 541-261-2445.

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