Playwright Sharr White's "Annapurna" is a comical, poignant duel of words between a divorced couple who haven't seen each other in 20 years. After hearing that her husband, Ulysses, is on his last legs, Emma traces him to a trailer park in the foothills of Colorado's Rocky Mountains — hooked to an oxygen tank and cooking sausages in the buff. The play is co-produced by Oregon Stage Works' artistic directors Peter Alzado and Jessica Sage, who also star in the show. The show is set to run at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 28-29 and Nov. 4-5, at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E. Main St., Ashland. Matinee performances will be at 3 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6. Tickets are $20, $18 for students and seniors, and can be purchased online at oregonstageworks.com, Paddington Station or Music Coop in Ashland.
David Pinsky and Phil Newton
The blues duo has released its second CD, "Under the Sun," which is a nice little extension of their first, "Over the Moon." The acoustic duo features Newton on harmonica and Pinsky on guitar. Highlights on the recording include "Change or Rearrange," "River and the Road," "Bad Choices" and "I Like the Way You Move." The album was produced by Thomas Hartkop at his recording studio in Central Point. A CD release party is set for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29, at the Bella Union, 170 W. California St., Jacksonville.
Guitarist Tim Reynolds — Dave Matthews Band, Tim Reynolds Trio, and acoustic duo Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds — will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass. Rock pranksters SeepeopleS will open the show. Tickets are $23, $28 or $43 and can be purchased online at roguetheatre.com, by calling 541-471-1316, or at the box office. The show is open to age 21 and older.
Flugelhorn player Dmitri Matheny and sax player Charles McNeal, along with jazz guitarist Ed Dunsavage, bassist Joe Cohoon and drummer Gary Hirsh, will celebrate Matheny's new album, "Jazz Noir," released early this year on Papillon/Blueport Jazz, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is $25, $10 for students, and reservations can be made online at siskiyoumusicproject.com or by calling 541-488-3869.
This Tony Award-winning stage adaptation of the 2007 film "Once" is the story of two struggling musicians and the power of music to connect even the most unlikely souls. A lovelorn Irish street musician meets a lovely young Czech immigrant, and their inspired musical collaboration, however brief, promises to change both their lives. The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Look for the Oscar-winning song "Falling Slowly." Tickets are $59, $62, $65 or $68 and can be purchased online at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.