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Cast and puppets of Puppeteers for Fears' new "Robopocalypse: the Musical," by Josh Gross. Photo by Aubry Hollingshead

Plays

Ashland Contemporary Theatre: Tickets can be purchased online at ashlandcontemporarytheatre.org, at Paddington Station in Ashland and Grocery Outlet in Medford, or at the door. Call 541-646-2971 for information.

‘Walter Cronkite is Dead: Playwright Joe Calarco’s charming comedy about two women — a liberal named Margaret and a conservative named Patty — grounded at an airport during a storm, focuses on a difficult, revealing and frank conversation that results in mutual understanding between the political opposites. Jeannine Grizzard directs. Presila Quinby and Elizabeth Suzanne play the roles. Performances are set for 8 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 3, 10 and 17, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 4, 11 and 18, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. Tickets are $18. Reserved seats are available online.

Mountain Avenue Theatre: Ashland High School, 201 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Call 541-482-8771 for information and group sales. Tickets can be purchased at showtix4u.com, by calling 866-967-8167, or at Paddington Station, Tree House Books or Music Coop. Group information is available by calling 541-482-8771.

‘Shooting Stars’: Playwright Molly Newman’s drama looks at an all-female basketball team as its owner, a man, oversees every aspect of their lives: diet, hair styles, language and the way they’re allowed to play the game. When an unexpected event changes everything, the women have the chance to chart their own destinies. Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor Barret O’Brien directs. The cast includes Nicky Clary, Carmen Kerr, Allie Poole, Samara French, Brooklyn Williams, Avabella Ross, Elena Schmeling and Kylah Ward. Set design is by Richard Hay. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Nov. 1-3 and 8-10, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 4 and 11. Tickets are $15 for reserved seating, $10 for general seating, $7 for students and seniors. Reserved seating is available only online.

Puppeteers for Fears: puppeteersforfears@gmail.com. Tickets at brownpapertickets.com.

‘Robopocalypse’: Puppeteers for Fears will present its new musical, “Robopocalypse,” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Pioneer Hall, 73 Winburn Way, Ashland. The show, with music and script by Josh Gross, features handmade puppets to tell the story of a teen hacker who builds a sentient robot that becomes a malevolent artificial intelligence that only she can stop. Alyssa Marie Mathews directs. A full band — Gross on synthesizers, Derek Deon on guitars, bassist Beau Shepherd and drummer Brandon Amadour — will provide the score. Tickets are $10 or $20.

Barnstormers Theatre: 112 Evelyn Ave., Grants Pass. See barnstormersgp.org or call 541-479-3557 for tickets. Group discounts are available.

‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night’: When an autistic 15-year-old sets out to solve the murder of his neighbor’s poodle, he discovers more truth than he ever imagined about his own life. Based on the book by Mark Hadden, and adapted by Simon Stephens, Madelin DeCourcy directs. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 1-3, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. Tickets are $15.

Camelot Theatre: 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Tickets and information available at camelottheatre.org or 541-535-5250.

‘Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead’: In dark comedic fashion, Tom Stoppard follows the musings and misadventures of two friends of Shakespeare’s Prince Hamlet as they unwittingly lead themselves to their own deaths by forces they are unable to comprehend. Alex Boyles and Erny Rosales star. Gwen Overland directs. Overland sets the play in a world chaotic after a series of natural disasters, including wildfires, floods, tropical storms and hurricanes. Set is by Nico Hewitt, costumes by Cherelle Guyton, lighting by Bart Grady and sound by Brian O’Connor. The show runs through Nov. 11. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $27 to $34.

Collaborative Theater Project: 555 Medford Center, Medford. Tickets and information are available at ctporegon.org, by calling 541-779-1055 or at the box office.

‘Don’t Tell Jane’: This Jane Austen vampire spoof by actor and educator William Coyne is set for readings at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. Coyne’s fun-filled script begins with classic Austin characters, and moves into an eerie realm of the undead. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Oregon Cabaret Theatre: First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. Tickets and information are available at oregoncabaret.com or by calling 541-488-2902. Reservations are required for pre-show dinner and brunch. Appetizers, beverages and desserts are available without reservations. Student rush tickets are $10 and can be purchased 30 minutes before curtain. A 20 percent discount is available for groups of 10 or more.

‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’: Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso meet in 1904 in a Parisian cafe, just before the scientist transforms physics with his theory of relativity and the painter sets the art world on fire with cubism. Steve Martin toys with the genius of the two men and the intersection of art and science in his playfully self-referential story. Valerie Rachelle directs. Stephen Kline plays Einstein, and Stefan Espinosa plays Picasso. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, and select Wednesdays; and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Nov. 11. Tickets $36, with limited $22 bistro seating.

Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University: Theatre Arts Building, 491 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Tickets are available at oca.sou.edu/box-office or by calling 541-552-6348.

‘Small Mouth Sounds’: A motley crew of spiritual seekers find their vows of silence at odds with their need to connect during a five-day silent retreat in this sly satire of boutique spirituality and enlightenment by playwright Bess Wohl. Jackie Apodaca directs. Performances are set for 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Nov. 1-3 and Nov. 8-10, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10-11, in the Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and $5 for full-time students.

‘Into the Woods’: This cavalcade of fractured fairy tales set to irresistibly rich music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine intertwines the plots of Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault tales to explore the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. Paul Barnes directs. Performances are set for 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturdays, Nov. 8-10 and Nov. 15-17, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17-18, in the Main Stage Theatre. Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and $5 for sull-time students.

Randall Theatre: 20 S. Fir St., Medford. Tickets and information are available at randalltheatre.com or by calling 541-632-3258. Pay-what-you-want tickets are available 30 minutes before shows, subject to availability.

‘Evil Dead’: This laugh-out-loud musical follows five college students who unwittingly unleash an evil force. Book and lyrics are by George Reinblatt, a rock ‘n’ roll score by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris and Reinblatt. Rated R for language, adult situations and gore, no one under 17 will be admitted without accompanying adults. The first two rows of seats in the theater’s sections will be designated “spatter zones” for fake blood. Shows are set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. Tickets are $20. Combo packages include a reserved ticket for “Evil Dead” and a general admission ticket for Randall’s Nightmare Chamber haunted house.

Nightmare Chamber Haunted House: This year’s theme for Randall’s horror haunt is “The Evil Dead,” after the 1981 film by director Sam Raimi. at Randall’s Warehouse Theatre, 10 E. Third St., Medford. Sequels to the film, “Evil Dead 2” and “Army of Darkness,” released in 1987 and 1992. Visitors familiar with the series will recognize iconic scenes, designed by Randall’s executive director Robin Downward. The haunt will be open at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3. Tickets are $12. Tickets discounted $2 can be purchased at all Magic Man Fun Shops in Medford and Grants Pass. Fast passes are $15 and allow visitors to skip wait time. Regular tickets can be upgraded to Fast Passes for $5 at the door. Combo packages, including a reserved ticket for “Evil Dead” and a general admission ticket for Randall’s Nightmare Chamber haunted house, are available.

Theatre Convivio: Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Tickets are available ao.com, or by calling 541-415-0394.

‘Blood Wedding’: Emotions and tensions rise when a bride-to-be’s wedding is jeopardized the the arrival of a former lover in this folk tragedy by Spanish poet and dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca. Richard A. Heller directs. Tristan Cameron, Sheila Dickens and Luisa Witt star in the large cast. The show opens Nov. 1 and runs through Nov. 11. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors, $10 for students, and can be purchased at brownpapertickets or at the door.

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